Butano Creek Channel Stabilization and Habitat Enhancement at Cloverdale Road Bridge


Over time, erosion has caused the stream bed of Butano Creek to lower at the The Cloverdale Road Bridge in Pescadero. This puts the piers of the bridge at risk of becoming exposed and has destabilized the surrounding creek banks, which are depositing sediment into the water and negatively impacting water quality. The San Mateo Resource Conservation District (RCD) and San Mateo County Department of Public Works (DPW) are working in partnership to address these erosion-related impacts near the Cloverdale Road Bridge. 

This project will ensure that slopes and channel banks surrounding the piers are stable and secure while also greatly improving habitat for wildlife that count on our local creeks. RCD and DPW are also working to store sediment in the stream in this area that would otherwise wind up downstream. This will help to reduce flooding downstream and increase the longevity of the Butano Creek Reconnection Project that was completed in 2019.  


  • Stabilize bridge piers of Cloverdale Road Bridge 
  • Improve instream habitat for fish and other wildlife 
  • Stabilize streambanks and store sediment 
  • Reduce flooding downstream 


  • Project activities will occur from July 6 2021 to mid-September 2021.  

What You Will See 

  • People and heavy machinery will be moving in the area Monday-Friday from 7:00am – 5:00pm 
  • The road will have controlled traffic during construction times. 

More Information 

The RCD will post updates on this webpage as well as on project signs at the project site. If you have additional questions, please contact Jarrad Fisher.  

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