Santa Monica Canyon Channel Maintenance, Los Angeles County


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Planning and Research, Office of (Office of Planning and Research)
Document Title
Santa Monica Canyon Channel Maintenance, Los Angeles County
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The annual maintenance activities for this long-term Agreement include mechanically restoring a 40-foot wide path of scoured pond from the channel outlet towards the high tide line. The activities include breaching the sandbar, accumulated sand, and debris from the upstream canyon to release tidal water trapped behind the sandbar to avoid order nuisance, ponding, negative impact to beach water quality, and to prevent public health and safety hazards. In addition, the maintenance includes restoring and regrading the sides of the scoured sand area back to the area's pre-storm conditions, and restoring any erosion behind the concrete lined channel's wing walls.

Contact Information
Rick Mayfield
California Department of Fish and Game
South Coast Region 4949 Viewridge Avenue
San Diego, CA 92123

805 985-5686


Los Angeles
Other Location Info
Santa Monica Canyon

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301 - Class 1
Reasons for Exemption
Consists of the operation, repair, maintenance, permitting, leasing, licensing, or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographical features, involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond that existing at the time of the lead agency's determination.
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