Tijuana Estuary Tidal Restoration Program II Phase I

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Tijuana Estuary Tidal Restoration Program II Phase I
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Document Description
Notice of Determination Tijuana Estuary Tidal Restoration Program II Phase I has been designed to restore coastal wetlands and associated native uplands in the area surrounding the previously restored Model Marsh. Two action alternatives that would restore between 82 to 87 acres of coastal wetlands and a no project/no action alternative are described and analyzed in the DEIR/EIS. Coastal restoration is proposed to reverse ongoing degradation of coastal resources essential to the long-term survival of migratory birds, fish, and other aquatic resources, while also increasing the Tijuana Estuary’s tidal prism (the volume of water coming and going with the tides) to improve water quality. Restoration would involve the excavation of between 521,000 and 585,000 cubic yards (cy) of sediment, depending upon which alternative is implemented. Between 5,000 and 7,000 cy would be reused to establish higher elevation transitional areas within the restoration footprint, while the remaining sediment could be beneficially reused for beach nourishment on-site or transported off-site for beneficial reuse at other project sites (e.g., Nelson Sloan Quarry) or for disposal (e.g., Otay Landfill). The primary differences between the two action alternatives are the amount of intertidal mudflat restored versus salt marsh habitat; the total acreage of restored versus preserved habitats; and the number of connections provided to existing tidal channels. Common features of the action alternatives include restoration of predominantly disturbed portions of the southern arm of Tijuana Estuary to tidal wetlands, tidal channel enhancements and new intertidal channel connections to restored habitat areas and the existing Model Marsh, incorporation of transitional habitat areas into the restoration design, and river mouth excavation, as needed, to maintain continued tidal exchange within the estuary.

Contact Information

Chris Peregrin
Agency Name
Department of Parks and Recreation
Job Title
Reserve Manager, Senior Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Imperial Beach, San Diego
San Diego
Southern California, Statewide
Cross Streets
Monument Road
Total Acres
State Highways
Interstate 5 and Interstate 805
Tijuana River
Other Information
TETRP II Phase I project site is located in the southern arm of the Tijuana Estuary in southwestern San Diego County, California and is encompassed by the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve (TRNERR), which includes Border Field State Park and the Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge.

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On


(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA


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