Basin E/F Tidal Restoration Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Santa Barbara, City of (City of Santa Barbara)
Document Title
Basin E/F Tidal Restoration Project
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
PLU: Goleta Slough GP: Recreational Open Space Z: G-S-R/SD-3 (Goleta Slough Reserve/Coastal Zone)

Document Description
The proposed project would excavate portions of the 10.3 acre Basin E/F of the Goleta Slough to accommodate tidal flow. The project would also fill portions of Basin E/F to reduce freshwater ponding and provide more high marsh habitat. The upstream end of the berm separating Foxtrot Drainage from Basin E would be breached just south of the culvert outfall and a small portion of the drainage would be filled to divert storm water into a new channel through Basin E. At the downstream end of the Foxtrot Drainage/Basin E berm a portion of the berm would be breached near the confluence of Foxtrot Drainage and Tecolotito Creek to create a connection between Basin E and the Creek. The middle section of the Foxtrot Drainage/Basin E berm would be lowered and blended into Basin E topography to accommodate tidal flow. The 24 inch culvert at the southern berm of Basin E and the 36 inch culvert and sluice gate at the southern end of Basin F would both be removed. Additionally, hydrological connectivity with Basin G would also be improved by clearing the 24 inch culvert and grading the northwestern corner of Basin G to facilitate flow and minimize ponding. Connection of Basin E/F to the tidal flows of Tecolotito Creek and Foxtrot Drainage would require aquadams be placed in Tecolotito Creek upstream and downstream of the area of construction. Approximately 500 linear ft of Tecolotito Creek and 800 linear ft of Foxtrot Drainage are proposed to be dammed and dewatered to accommodate this connection.

Contact Information
Andrew Bermond
City of Santa Barbara
500 Fowler Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93102

Phone : (805) 692-6032


Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara
Cross Streets
Fowler/Moffett Rds
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
101, 217
Santa Barbara
UCSB, Kellogg, Goleta Valley JHS, Isla Vista
Pacific Ocean, Goleta Slough

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (ecological restoration)
Local Action
Local Coastal Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Coastal Zone Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Geologic/Seismic Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Wildlife Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
California Coastal Commission California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 5 California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Resources Agency California State Lands Commission

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