The numbers are in, and they are looking good!
According to MPRWD monitoring, steelhead fish passage over the Los Padres Dam is rebounding. After three years of minimal to no observed steelhead population in the upper Carmel River, the number of fish sitings is on the rise. The monthly counts for 2019 are as follows:
January: 3 males and 5 females
February: 2 males and 4 females
March: 13 males and 23 females
April 1-8: 6 males and 11 females
Thus, up to April 8th 2019, 67 steelhead have been observed over the Los Padres Dam, a remarkable rebound from previous years! Let’s keep up the good work (and good environmental management efforts from our partners) to restore these numbers.
(Source: Kevan Urquhart, MPRWD)