Buena Vista Lagoon Enhancement Project

4 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
San Diego Association of Governments
Document Title
Buena Vista Lagoon Enhancement Project
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Open Space
Document Description
The proposed project would enhance Buena Vista Lagoon through implementation of one of four alternatives: freshwater, saltwater, and two hybrid. Increasing sedimentation and urbanization upstream of the lagoon have decreased water depth and increased nutrient levels in the lagoon. Encroachment of vegetation into the open water basins of the lagoon has led to adverse water quality and vector problems as circulation decreases. Without enhancement, the lagoon is expected to become a vegetated freshwater marsh or riparian woodland-meadow within the next 30 to 50 years. Enhancement would increase biological and hydrological functions within the lagoon to address sedimentation and invasive vegetation encroachment, as well as declining coastal biodiversity, degrading water quality, water circulation restriction, and increasing vector concerns.

Contact Information

Lauren Washington
Agency Name
San Diego Association of Governments
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Carlsbad, Oceanside
San Diego
Cross Streets
Boundary between City of Oceanside and City of Carlsbad
Total Acres
State Highways
BNSF, Coaster, Amtrak
Buena Vista Lagoon

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 11 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region 9 (RWQCB), Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California State Lands Commission (SLC)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California State Lands Commission (SLC)
Development Types
Other (Coastal Lagoon Enhancement)
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Coastal Zone, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Public Services, Recreation, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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