The Pismo Creek Watershed Management Plan was funded by California Department of Fish and Game Fisheries Restoration Grant Program. The plan describes the condition of the creek, identifies critical issues and limiting factors affecting Steelhead in the watershed, and poses a set of recommendations to address the issues. The stakeholder driven plan includes information on watershed history, Steelhead trout data, habitat and channel typing, sediment and erosion conditions, and flow/dam releases. Two primary recommendations included modifying the fish passage barrier at the Union Pacific Railroad culvert to pass all life stages of Steelhead trout and to complete an instream flow study to determine flows required to keep the steelhead population in good condition. Both the fish passage design and instream flow studies have been completed.
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