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Project: Lower Arroyo Burro Open Space Restoration

Description: The project will restore 1,400 linear feet of Arroyo Burro within the City Open Space Park. Project components include the removal of all bank revetment, concrete and other debris within the creek channel within the project reach, restoration of hydrologic function, improved connectivity with the floodplain, biotechnical bank stabilization, removal of nonnative plants, re-vegetation with native riparian and upland plant species, improved public access trails, and installation of interpretive signage.

Reference Number: 3600BP1896002

Implemented By: City of Santa Barbara

Objective: • Removal of all un-natural hydrologic features including approximately 60 tons of concrete, 320 linear feet of pipe and wire revetment and other debris, • Re-grading portions of the stream channel to increase meanders and improve access to over an acre of floodplain habitat, approximately 13,000 cubic yards of cut and 1,000 cubic yards of fill. • Re-grading of steep creek banks and installation of bio-technical methods of bank stabilization along 500 feet of eroding creek banks, • Removal of non-native vegetation, including 9 eucalyptus trees, • Trail improvements through the installation of directional fencing, access points to the creek, and interpretive signage.

Type: Restoration

Total Cost: $550,000.00

Project Status: Complete and Fully Paid

On Time?: Yes    Within Scope?: Yes    Within Budget?: Yes

Estimated Completion: 3/31/2020    Actual Completion: 3/31/2020

Associated Counties: Santa Barbara

Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC): No

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Prop. 1, Watershed Restoration8/16/2018$550,000.00

Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
RestorationEcosystem: Riparian Habitat4.5acres restored/assessed/managed


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