Malibu Creek Ecosystem Restoration

5 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Malibu Creek Ecosystem Restoration
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Document Description
The project consists of ecosystem restoration of Malibu Creek. The principal features of the project include: a. removal of the Rindge Dam concrete spillway apron and the concrete arch; b. removal of 780,000 cubic yards of impounded sediment; c. transport of shoreline compatible sediment by trucks to Ventura Harbor and by barge to the nearshore environment off the coast of the Malibu Pier parking lot; d. placement of the impounded sand layer in the nearshore along the Malibu shoreline; e. disposal of remaining impounded sediment at Calabasas landfill; and f. modification and/or removal of eight partial aquatic upstream habitat barriers on the Cold Creek and Las Virgenes Creek tributaries to Malibu Creek including Piuma Pipe Arch Culvert, Malibu Meadows Road Bridge, Crater Camp Road Bridge, Cold Canyon Road Culvert, Crags Road Culvert, White Oak Farms Dam, Lost Hills Road Culvert, and Meadow Creek Lane Channel. The primary purpose of the project is to restore aquatic habitat connectivity along Malibu Creek and tributaries, establish a more natural sediment regime from the watershed to the shoreline, and restore aquatic habitat of sufficient quality along Malibu Creek and tributaries to sustain or enhance indigenous populations of aquatic species within the next several decades. The predominant project feature is removal of Rindge Dam. Dam removal would restore 18 miles of stream connectivity and riparian habitat for migratory wildlife and would also replenish sand and gravel to nourish shoreline and nearshore habitats.

Contact Information

Danielle LeFer
Agency Name
California State Parks, Angeles District
Job Title
Senior Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Calabasas, Malibu
Los Angeles
Southern California
Cross Streets
Malibu Canyon Road and Piuma Road
Pepperdine, Webster, MUSE Global, Las Virgenes Academy
Malibu Creek, Cold Creek, Las Virgenes Creek, Stokes Creek

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On


(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA


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