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D6: Creek Restoration and Stabilization

This project will use geomorphic data to design and construct projects to increase the stability of eroding creek banks and help restore the natural functions of stream channels. Possible work may include the removal of Comer Debris Basin on Calabazas Creek in Saratoga, and activities to reduce and prevent incision and promote sediment balance in Stevens and Uvas creeks.


  • Uses scientific principles to restore sediment balance and reduce erosion, instability and sedimentation in creeks
  • Helps restore stream functions and improves recharge capacity of channel by decreasing sedimentation
  • Protects roads from damage caused by eroding channel banks
  • Reduces annual maintenance cost for sediment removal

Project Status

(As of September 2017)

  1. Preliminary 60% plans for Hale Creek pilot restoration complete.

Key Performance Indicator

  1. Construct 3 geomorphic designed projects to restore stability and stream function by preventing incision and promoting sediment balance throughout the watershed.



Priority D-200

FY17 Annual Report Status

StatusOn Target
Project StartFY 2018
Project FinishFY 2021
Safe Clean Water
Program funding

$18.9 M**

(2015 Dollars)

**More financial information: 5-Year Implementation Plan, pages: 19-27

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