Resource Conservation District of the Santa Monica Mountains
Post-Fire Pool Restoration
NOE - Notice of Exemption
This project will manually remove sediment from accessible critical refugia pools having some groundwater or seep input identified by local experts in creeks throughout the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (including potentially Arroyo Sequit, Las Virgenes, Malibu, Solstice, Topanga, Trancas, and Zuma). Sediments will be carefully spread on the adjacent banks without impacting any vegetation. Appropriate Best Management Practices will be implemented to prevent downstream impacts to water quality.
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Restoration will take place within the following reaches (Table 1), depending on conditions in summer 2019 and potential for supporting surface flow and pooling. See attached map (Figure 1) for overview of all locations within the Woolsey Fire (2018) and small Topanga Fire (2017) footprints being considered for restoration.
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Notice of Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S: 15304, 15307
Reasons for Exemption
The specified activities will not result in damage to aquatic resources and will provide
temporary relief for aquatic species suffering from loss of habitat due to sedimentation of the creek which destroyed pool habitats.