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Some of their listed Water Advocacy accomplishments are <ref name="Advocacy"> http://www.carmelsteelhead.org/water-advocacy-2/</ref>:
 
Some of their listed Water Advocacy accomplishments are <ref name="Advocacy"> http://www.carmelsteelhead.org/water-advocacy-2/</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)]]
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**A filed complaint with the [[State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB)]] about over-pumping of the Carmel River
 
**The CSRA suggested that rescue and rearing of fish within the Carmel River, irrigations of riparian vegetation, and release of more water from the [[San Clemente Dam]] would be remedies for current environmental damage
 
**The CSRA suggested that rescue and rearing of fish within the Carmel River, irrigations of riparian vegetation, and release of more water from the [[San Clemente Dam]] would be remedies for current environmental damage
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*[[Monterey Peninsula Water Management District (MPWMD)]] responded by agreeing to dedicate one half of an aquatic biologist's time for environmental maintenance at $30,000 annual and would create a contingency fund for dry-year [[smolt]] transportation.
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*1990 [http://www.carmelsteelhead.org/water-advocacy-2/1990-water-allocation-eir/ Water Allocation EIR]
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**The CRSA participated in the Draft and[[http://www.mpwmd.net/programs/mitigation_program/about/OPTION%20V%20MIT%20PLAN.pd Final Water Allocation EIR]] produced by the [[MPWMD]].
  
*1990 Water Allocation EIR
 
 
*1995 Water Order 95-10
 
*1995 Water Order 95-10
 
*2007 Aquifer Storage and Recovery I
 
*2007 Aquifer Storage and Recovery I

Revision as of 09:28, 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]:

  • 1995 Water Order 95-10
  • 2007 Aquifer Storage and Recovery I
  • 2008 Aquifer Storage and Recovery II
  • 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.