Project #18: San Vicente Creek

  • Wendi Goldsmith
  • Donald Gray
  • John McCullah


GEOMORPHIC SETTING: Northern California coastal stream with a 9-mile long main stem that drains a watershed with an area of 4,500 acres. The creek flows entirely within Santa Cruz County and discharges to the Pacific Ocean. Its waters rise on the west facing slopes of the Santa Cruz Mountains; its mouth is located at the community of Davenport. San Vicente creek is prime Coho salmon habitat.


Excavation Bark Trench Crest Boulder 


  1. NCHRP (2004). Environmentally Sensitive Channel and Streambank Protection Measures, NCHRP Report 544. Guidance manual prepared for the Natl. Coop. Hwy. Research Program, Washington, DC.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wendi Goldsmith
    • 1
  • Donald Gray
    • 2
  • John McCullah
    • 3
  1. 1.Bioengineering GroupSalemUSA
  2. 2.Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringThe University of MichiganAnn ArborUSA
  3. 3.Salix Applied EarthcareReddingUSA

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