Transportation of mineral sediment from Carpinteria Valley Debris Basins to the City Beach at Ash Avenue will begin on Wednesday, Jan. 18. Trucks will be driving down Linden Avenue to Sandyland Road, then placing the sediment on the beach. The return route is Ash Avenue to Dorrance Way to Linden Avenue. We apologize for any inconveniences the Santa Barbara County Flood Control (SBCFC) operation may bring, and we are working to mitigate impacts to residents. Street sweepers will be cleaning roadways, and special efforts are being made to reduce leaking from trucks transporting sediment.
Clearing of the Debris Basins is critical in order to restore capacity and functionality. The rocks, gravel and sand being transported would naturally flow down the creeks to the beaches without the benefit of the basin. While the debris basins help to reduce floods, they also intercept sediment important to maintaining the beach and protecting properties near it.