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Project: Reducing Limiting Factors in the San Lorenzo River Lagoon

Description: As in-kind match, City of Santa Cruz will dedicate ~0.5 cfs during low flow season in two important cold-water tributaries (Pogonip & Redwood creeks). Dedication involves the City's riparian rights & will be formalized via a 20-yr forbearance agreement. Project will install a water level control structure - a passive, head-driven pipe drain system - in the San Lorenzo River lagoon that will provide a stabilized water elevation of 5.0 feet and prevent the need for artificial breaching of the lagoon.

Reference Number: 36402019025

Implemented By: City of Santa Cruz


Type: Infrastructure Improvement

Total Cost: $2,845,000.00

Project Status: Project Implementation

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

Estimated Completion: 4/30/2022    Actual Completion:

Associated Counties: Santa Cruz

Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC): Yes

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Local Contribution4/4/2019$630,000.00
Prop. 1, Stream Flow Enhancement4/4/2019$2,215,000.00

Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
Infrastructure ImprovementDam Modification  

Water Action Plan Target

Protect and Restore Important EcosystemsAction Description


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