Post-Fire Pool Restoration


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Resource Conservation District of the Santa Monica Mountains
Document Title
Post-Fire Pool Restoration
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
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. Note: See NOE for full descriptions

Contact Information
Rosi Dagit
RCD of the Santa Monica Mountains
540 S. Topganga Canyon Blvd.,
Topanga, CA 90290

Phone : (818) 597-8627


Los Angeles
Other Location Info
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. Note: See NOE for attachments

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical 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.


Notice of Exemption
2019048508   PDF 1575 K

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