This small dam was built in 1968 to trap sediment after forest fires charred the watershed. The dam filled in the first storms, and has blocked steelhead ever since. Now it is gone, thanks to Matt Stoecker, who discovered the dam and persisted in getting it removed. Thanks to DFG, American Rivers, and many others who helped.
Removal of the dam opened up 18 miles of southern steelhead in the Wild and Scenic Sisquoc River, just north of Santa Barbara.