Buena Vista Debris Basin

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Santa Barbara County Flood Control District
Document Title
Buena Vista Debris Basin
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Document Description
The Santa Barbara County Flood Control District (District) proposes construction and operation of a new flood control debris basin on Buena Vista Creek at Park Lane in Montecito, California. A new debris basin at this location would increase the debris retention and protect Park Lane and nearby infrastructure and properties. Project Components. The Project involves excavation of the channel of Buena Vista Creek upstream of Park Lane to widen the creek channel. The debris basin would comprise the following appurtenant structures: • Vertical soil pile retaining wall on the east bank (RW1); • Vertical soil pile retaining wall on the west bank (RW3); • Concrete access road on the west with a gate; • Soldier pile wall with tie-backs to stabilize the access road (RW2); • Rock-slope protection with half-ton rock within upper channel; • Pilot channel; • Debris rack; • Possible repairs to the upstream headwall of the existing Park Lane corrugated metal pipe (CMP) culvert; • Restoration and regrading of the existing Buena Vista trailhead to baseline site conditions; and • Replanting of native vegetation in any suitable areas.

Contact Information

Andrew Raaf
Agency Name
Santa Barbara County Flood Control District
Job Title
Environmental Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant


Carpinteria, Goleta, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara
Southern California
Cross Streets
Park Lane, Montecito CA
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
HW 192
Union Pacific
See "other information" for complete list.
Buena Vista Creek
Other Location Info
Near Buena Vista Trailhead at Park Lane, Montecito, CA.
Other Information
Crane County Day School. Montecito Academy. Laguna Blanca. El Montecito Early. Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Montecito Union

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
Development Types
Other (Flood Control Debris Basin)
Local Actions
Agency Approval
Project Issues
Flood Plain/Flooding
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]

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