Harvey Diversion Fish Passage

Harvey Diversion Fish Passage

Home | Key Initiatives | Reconnect Habitat | Harvey Diversion Fish Passage

Project Goal:

The goal of the project is restore passive fish passage at this location and stabilize sediment transport through this reach.

Removal of an identified fish passage barrier and reconnect approx. 12 miles of high quality Steelhead habitat

Learn More

Project Stages

35% Planning and Design

55% Planning and Design

100% Planning, Design, and Permitting



Estimated Completion Date:


Project Funders

USFWS – Santa Clara Trustee Council


Coastal Conservancy

Fish Affected:


Project Description

The Harvey Diversion, on the Santa Clara River, is a significant barrier to the migration of endangered Southern California steelhead and is need of immediate remediation to support the recovery of the species in the Santa Clara Watershed.

Assessments of the Santa Clara watershed have clearly indicated that the removal of Harvey Diversion will restore migration corridors required to access the upstream high-quality spawning and rearing habitat for steelhead. In 2019, this project received $1,109,271 from CDFW Prop 1 and Prop 68 funding to complete the design phase and move to securing a permit for restoring fish passage at this location. The disruption of coarse sediment transport is a major factor driving hydrological and geological change within the Harvey Diversion reach, and restoration will help to reestablish ecosystem processes within the basin.

Project Partners:

Santa Clara River Steelhead Coalition
Stillwater Sciences
CA Department of Fish & Wildlife
Oil Spill Prevention and Response
US Fish & Wildlife Service
National Fish & Wildlife Foundation
Santa Clara River Trustee Council
The Coastal Conservancy

Latest Project Info:

CalTrout Awarded $1.8M to Pursue Reconnect Habitat and Restore Estuaries Projects

Read More

More Initiative Projects