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'''Fish Rescues'''
 
'''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. <ref name="Fish Rescues"> http://www.carmelsteelhead.org/about-steelhead/fishrescues/</ref>
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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. <ref name="Fish Rescues"> [http://www.carmelsteelhead.org/about-steelhead/fishrescues/ Carmel River Steelhead Association - Fish Rescues]</ref>
  
In addition, they provide fish rescue results by year on their website.  <ref name="Fish Rescues"> http://www.carmelsteelhead.org/about-steelhead/fishrescues/</ref>
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In addition, they provide fish rescue results by year on their website.  <ref name="Fish Rescues"> [http://www.carmelsteelhead.org/about-steelhead/fishrescues/ Carmel River Steelhead Association - Fish Rescues]</ref>
  
 
'''Habitat Improvements'''
 
'''Habitat Improvements'''
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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.
 
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<ref name="Completed"> http://www.carmelsteelhead.org/habitat-improvement/completed-projects/</ref>:
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''Completed Habitat Projects'' listed on the CSRA website include<ref name="Completed"> [http://www.carmelsteelhead.org/habitat-improvement/completed-projects/ Carmel River Steelhead Association - Completed Projects]</ref>:
 
*CRSA Gabion Project
 
*CRSA Gabion Project
 
*Extending [[Los Padres Dam]] Spillway
 
*Extending [[Los Padres Dam]] Spillway
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*Helping Monterey Bay Salmon and Trout Project
 
*Helping Monterey Bay Salmon and Trout Project
  
''Current Habitat Projects'' listed on the CSRA website include <ref name="Current"> http://www.carmelsteelhead.org/habitat-improvement/current-projects/</ref>:
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''Current Habitat Projects'' listed on the CSRA website include <ref name="Current"> [http://www.carmelsteelhead.org/habitat-improvement/current-projects/ CSRA Current Projects]</ref>:
 
*Large Woody Debris, Phase II
 
*Large Woody Debris, Phase II
 
*Carmel Watershed Cleanups
 
*Carmel Watershed Cleanups
 
*Supplmental Water, Phase II
 
*Supplmental Water, Phase II
  
''Planned Habitat Projects'' listed on the CSRA website include <ref name="Planned"> http://www.carmelsteelhead.org/habitat-improvement/planned-projects/</ref>:
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''Planned Habitat Projects'' listed on the CSRA website include <ref name="Planned"> [http://www.carmelsteelhead.org/habitat-improvement/planned-projects/ CRSA - Future Projects]</ref>:
 
*[[Striped Bass]] Removal
 
*[[Striped Bass]] Removal
 
*Small Woody Debris
 
*Small Woody Debris
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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.  
 
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 <ref name="Advocacy"> http://www.carmelsteelhead.org/water-advocacy-2/</ref>:
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Some of their listed Water Advocacy accomplishments are <ref name="Advocacy"> [http://www.carmelsteelhead.org/water-advocacy-2/ Carmel River Steelhead Association Website Page on their Water Advocacy Accomplishments]</ref>:
 
*'''1988 [http://www.carmelsteelhead.org/water-advocacy-2/1988-interim-relief-plan/ Interim Relief Plan]'''
 
*'''1988 [http://www.carmelsteelhead.org/water-advocacy-2/1988-interim-relief-plan/ Interim Relief Plan]'''
 
**A filed complaint with the [[State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB)]] about over-pumping of the Carmel River
 
**A filed complaint with the [[State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB)]] about over-pumping of the Carmel River

Revision as of 10:19, 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 SWRCB Water Order 09-60
    • The CSRA filed a complaint with SWRCB about Order 95-10 not being enforced and illegal pumping was occurring. The complaint led to hearings with Cal Am and resulted in the SWRCB issuing the[Water Order 09-60].


  • 2014 Cease and Desist Order Extension
  • 2015 Pacific Grove Local Water Project

References

  1. Carmel River Steelhead Association Social Media Account - Facebook
  2. 2.0 2.1 Carmel River Steelhead Association - Fish Rescues
  3. Carmel River Steelhead Association - Completed Projects
  4. CSRA Current Projects
  5. CRSA - Future Projects
  6. Carmel River Steelhead Association Website Page on their Water Advocacy Accomplishments
  7. Carmel River Steelhead Association Lagoon Notice of Intent to Sue

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.