Via Real Stormwater Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Natural Resources Agency
Document Title
Via Real Stormwater Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project includes construction of bioretention and bioswale facilities, as well as upgrading existing storm drain facilities. Project will reduce flood hazard risks on an important arterial roadway that serves as the only access point for two mobile home parks, provide protective measures to the adjacent mobile home developments, and decrease erosion and improve water quality to the downstream Carpinteria Creek, listed as habitat for the Southern Steelhead.

Contact Information

Karissa Huestis
Agency Name
California Natural Resources Agency
Job Title
Grant Administrator
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Barbara
Citywide, Southern California
Cross Streets
Poplar St from N end to Via Real, Via Real from Poplar S to (34.391158, -119.505389)

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301(b)-(d), 15303(d), 15304(a), 15332
Reasons for Exemption
Project is located within City right-of-way and upgrades existing facilities to mitigate flood hazards and improve water quality while providing some groundwater recharge. Existing facilities are degraded and contribute to flood hazards during the 1 year storm event and greater, as well as significant erosion to earthen channels.


Notice of Exemption

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