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Debris Basin Clearing Scheduled for Completion March 2

Santa Barbara County Flood Control (SBCFC) estimates that ongoing debris basin clearing and sediment placement at Carpinteria City Beach will be completed on March 2 with cleanup extending into March 3. Since the operation began on Jan. 17, approximately 14,000 cubic yards of sediment from Toro Canyon, Santa Monica, Arroyo Paredon debris basins has been transported from the basins to the beach, and soon clearing of the Gobernador debris basin will begin. In coordination with the City of Carpinteria (City), SBCFC’s work to restore capacity and functionality to the debris basins also returns the natural rocks, gravel, and sand to Carpinteria City Beach, where this sediment material would otherwise naturally flow without the benefit of the basin.