Neary Lagoon Vegetation Management and Sediment Removal Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Santa Cruz
Document Title
Neary Lagoon Vegetation Management and Sediment Removal Project
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Public Facility/Park
Document Description
The proposed project is to conduct annual marsh vegetation removal and sediment dredging in Neary Lagoon to reduce sedimentation and increase lagoon depths in order to: 1) improve water circulation and flow rates; 2) improve water quality; 3) reduce the proliferation of vegetative (tule) growth; 4) improve habitat; 5) provide access for the tule removal equipment and to prevent the lagoon from "filling" up. Vegetation removal will be done to achieve a 1:1 ratio of open water to marsh with locations and extent of work to vary annually, based on vegetation conditions and growth rates. Depending upon the accumulation of sediment over the winter months and resulting lagoon depths, up to 3,600 cubic yards of sediment may be removed each year that dredging is conducted.

Contact Information

Suzanne Healy
Agency Name
City of Santa Cruz
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz
Cross Streets
California St. and Bay Avenue
Total Acres
State Highways
Hwy 1, 17

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 Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
Development Types
Other (Habitat maintenance activities)
Local Actions
Coastal Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Coastal Zone, Cultural Resources, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Noise, Population/Housing, Recreation, Transportation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildlife

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 or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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