Pescadero Creek Restoration The San Mateo

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The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution allocating $1 million toward a dredging effort at Butano Creek. Spearheaded by the San Mateo Resource Conservation District, with additional support from California State Parks and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the project aims to re-establish more than a mile of the historic creek channel, remove 45,000 cubic yards of sediment and restore more than 10 miles of habitat for threatened steelhead trout and endangered coho salmon. The Butano Channel Restoration and Resilience Project will help reduce the flooding along Pescadero Creek Road, restore passage for migrating fish and improve the marsh’s water circulation and quality. The poor water quality in the marsh has led to annual mass deaths of steelhead trout over the years. Learn More © Half Moon Bay Review