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AH fish passageArroyo Hondo Fish Passage

With grants from the Coastal Conservancy and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Land Trust embarked upon a project to retrofit the 300-foot culvert beneath highway 101 at Arroyo Hondo Creek to enhance the downstream lagoon and improve fish passage for the native southern steelhead. Now that several baffles are installed in the culvert to slow down the flow of water and provide areas of deeper water, the steelhead have an excellent chance for successful spawning. Built by Peter Lapidus Construction, the project also created resting pools for migrating fish and restored native vegetation along the creek banks.


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