Malibu Creek Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Study
Draft Integrated Feasibility Report (IFR) with Environmental Impact Statement/ Environmental Impact Report and Appendices
DRAFT IFR PUBLIC REVIEW PERIOD:
January 27, 2017 through March 27, 2017
PUBLIC HEARING: Wednesday, March 1, 2017 from 6-8PM at the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District located at 4232 Las Virgenes Road, Calabasas, CA 91302
The purpose of the study is to establish a more natural sediment transport regime from the watershed to the Southern California shoreline in the vicinity of Malibu Creek within the next several decades, reestablish habitat connectivity along Malibu Creek and tributaries in the next several decades to restore migratory access to former upstream spawning areas for indigenous aquatic species and allow for safe passage for terrestrial species from the Pacific Ocean to the watershed and broader Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, and restore aquatic habitat of sufficient quality along Malibu Creek and tributaries to sustain or enhance indigenous populations of aquatic species within the next several decades. Alternatives have been developed to identify what the USACE and CDPR partnership wants to achieve with the alternatives and accomplish with a plan.
SEPTEMBER 2015 – With project, California State Parks shoots for 20 new miles of trout habitat:
In Malibu, there are three waterways with recently documented steelhead activity: Topanga Creek, Malibu Creek and Arroyo Sequit Creek. One barrier has already been eliminated at Topanga Creek. The environmental impact report and scoping phase of an ambitious plan to demolish the Ridnge Dam in Malibu Creek received a green light earlier this month. At Arroyo Sequit, two Arizona crossings and an abandoned check dam thought to have been built in the 1920s are now in the process of being removed.