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*'''2007 [[http://www.carmelsteelhead.org/water-advocacy-2/%ef%bb%bf%ef%bb%bf2007-aquifer-storage-and-recovery-asr-i/ Aquifer Storage and Recovery I]]'''
 
*'''2007 [[http://www.carmelsteelhead.org/water-advocacy-2/%ef%bb%bf%ef%bb%bf2007-aquifer-storage-and-recovery-asr-i/ Aquifer Storage and Recovery I]]'''
**[[https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/ewrims/appropriative/docs/a027614c.pdf Permit 20808]] was issued in 2007 to allow MPWMD and [[Cal Am]] to take excess water from the Carmel River in the winter to be pumped to the [[City of Seaside]]. This water would be stored in the [[Seaside Ground Water Basin]].  
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**[[https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/ewrims/appropriative/docs/a027614c.pdf Permit 20808]] was issued in 2007 to allow MPWMD and [[Cal Am]] to take excess water from the Carmel River in the winter to be pumped to the [[City of Seaside]]. This water would be stored in the [[Seaside Groundwater Basin]].  
 
**CRSA filed a late protect which was discussed by the SWRCB.
 
**CRSA filed a late protect which was discussed by the SWRCB.
  
*2008 Aquifer Storage and Recovery II
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*'''[[http://www.carmelsteelhead.org/water-advocacy-2/2008-aquifer-storage-and-recovery-asr-ii/ 2008 Aquifer Storage and Recovery II]]'''
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**MPWMD filed a petition to change the orginial[[https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/ewrims/appropriative/docs/a027614c.pdf Permit 20808]] to allow for additional pumping of water. The [[CSRA]] and the [[National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)]] filed a protection against the petition to change the permit.
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**Also CRSA negotiated with Cal Am, MPWMD, and NMFS to set new pumping standards
  
 
*2009 Water Order 09-60
 
*2009 Water Order 09-60

Revision as of 10:05, 3 April 2018

An environmental summary created by the ENVS 560/L Watershed Systems class at CSUMB.

CRSA Logo. Image: www.carmelsteelhead.org

Background

The Carmel River Steelhead Association(CRSA) is a non-profit, volunteer and conservation group dedicated to the restoration of the Carmel River and its native Steelhead Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss).[1]

Projects

Fish Rescues

Every year, CRSA members & volunteers go out and search the areas known to go dry and strand fish for steelhead trout. They relocate these fish to the mainstem Carmel River that will not go dry. [2]

In addition, they provide fish rescue results by year on their website. [2]

Habitat Improvements

The focus of these habitat improvement projects are to provide favorable habitat to survive and thrive. In 1997, the American Rivers listed the Carmel one of many endangered rivers in the US.

Completed Habitat Projects listed on the CSRA website include[3]:

  • CRSA Gabion Project
  • Extending Los Padres Dam Spillway
  • Notching Los Padres Dam Spillyway Lip
  • Removing Los Padres Dam Spillway Boulders
  • Building Ladder and Trap
  • Large Woody Debris. Phase 1
  • Finch Creek Fish Passage Barrier Removal
  • Supplemental Water for the Lagoon
  • Helping Monterey Bay Salmon and Trout Project

Current Habitat Projects listed on the CSRA website include [4]:

  • Large Woody Debris, Phase II
  • Carmel Watershed Cleanups
  • Supplmental Water, Phase II

Planned Habitat Projects listed on the CSRA website include [5]:

Water Advocacy

As the Carmel River has been a main water source for the Monterey County area resulting in excess pumping of the aquifer. The need for this limited water source has led CRSA to be an advocate to keep some water for the fish. The association says that they attend meetings, comment of environmental documents, protest excess water withdrawals, bring up illegal actions to appropriate bodies, and in general fight for the rights of fish.

Some of their listed Water Advocacy accomplishments are [6]:

  • 2009 Water Order 09-60
  • 2010 Lagoon Notice of Intent to Sue
  • 2014 Cease and Desist Order Extension
  • 2015 Pacific Grove Local Water Project

References

  1. https://www.facebook.com/pg/Carmel-River-Steelhead-Association-296336120320/about/?ref=page_internal
  2. 2.0 2.1 http://www.carmelsteelhead.org/about-steelhead/fishrescues/
  3. http://www.carmelsteelhead.org/habitat-improvement/completed-projects/
  4. http://www.carmelsteelhead.org/habitat-improvement/current-projects/
  5. http://www.carmelsteelhead.org/habitat-improvement/planned-projects/
  6. http://www.carmelsteelhead.org/water-advocacy-2/

Links

Disclaimer

This page may contain student work completed as part of assigned coursework. It may not be accurate. It does not necessary reflect the opinion or policy of CSUMB, its staff, or students.