The district, in collaboration with the Coastal Conservancy, proposes to implement a pilot restoration project to create native Olympic oyster reefs in South San Diego Bay. The project intends to improve intertidal and shallow subtidal habitat values and protect adjacent tidelands and shorelines from erosion. Each oyster reef ball element would consist of a baycrete reef ball with a max circumference of approx 3 ft. The height of each element would be approx 2 ft above the mudline. Installation of the project's reef ball elements is anticipated to be complete within four weeks. Following installations, a 5 year monitoring program would be implemented to collect and analyze data to assess the project's success. Upon its conclusion, the project's reef ball elements would be expected to be left in place.
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