Centennial Creek is a small direct tributary to the Salinas River which winds its way through an urbanized portion of the City, surrounded by a community center, recreational facility, three schools, and several housing developments. The proposed project begins upstream at the end of Lana Street and extends down to the creek’s intersection with River Road. A bike and walking path, wide enough for maintenance vehicles to utilize, follows the creek in its entirety within the project limits with the exception of the last downstream 1/8 of a mile where the pathway intersects with Mohawk Ct.
The proposed project intends to improve hydrology and function of the creek by replacing each of the four culverts located along the creek where undersized culverts have caused scour and head-cutting. The culverts and associated hardscaping, rock, or rubble concrete will be removed and replaced with appropriately sized culverts or bridges. Additionally, two location which have old defunct infrastructure and hardscaping will be removed without replacement. To prevent continued bed and bank erosion after removing the culverts, hardscaping, and concrete, the project will likely require grade controls (i.e. engineered rock design to control energy and velocity of water).
USLTRCD is now accepting proposals from qualified consulting firms for the development of engineered designs for the Centennial Creek Stream Restoration Project. Deadline for submittal is February 15, 2021 at 5 pm.Centennial Creek Stream Restoration_RFP.01.05.21.pdf