Big Sur River Watershed

The Big Sur River is the largest coastal "stream" in Monterey County south of the Carmel River. The Resource Conservation District of Monterey County is partnering with the Garrapata Creek Watershed Council to work with the community to develop a watershed management plan. Several agencies, businesses and individuals, who live or work in or draw water from the watershed, are involved in early stages of writing the plan.

Here is the link to all of the document created for the Big Sur River Watershed Management Plan.

Maps of Big Sur River watershed (courtesy of NRCS)  
Big Sur River Watershed Map (ortho photo map) 3.3 MB file Big Sur River Watershed Map (topo) 2.9 MB file


Grant submittal information  
Successful Grant proposal - March 2011 (8.7 MB file)  
Grant proposal that was not funded by CA Dept of Fish and Game - April 2010 (6MB file)  


Watershed Background Documents


CSUMB Big Sur River Cross-sections (2008, immediately after Basin Fire).

U.S. Forest Service Comprehensive Plan for Big Sur River USFS (2005)

Big Sur River Steelhead Enhancement Plan (2003) Denise Duffy & Assoc for CA Parks Big Sur River Protected Waterway Management Plan County of Monterey(1986)
Big Sur - Images of America Jeff Norman (Arcadia Publishing 2004) El Sur Ranch water rights page from State Water Resources Control Board...will post link soon


Page last updated on 01/21/2013

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