Santa Barbara County Debris Basin Removal and Fish Passage Project
Beach Erosion Authority for Clean Oceans and Nourishment
A restoration effort that will remove two fifty-year old concrete debris dams from Rattlesnake and San Ysidro Creeks located in the foothills behind the City of Santa Barbara, and the creeks form part of the watershed for the Santa Ynez Mountains and in the past served as important sources of coastal beach sand and pathways for migrating steelhead fish. Removing the two dams will restore these natural functions, contributing positively to coastal watershed and habitat restoration, sustainable fisheries, regional sediment management and climate change adaptation.
Restoration, Monitoring, Water Management
Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC):