In response to the January 9, 2023 – January 10, 2023, several response operations began in Carpinteria including the transportation of mineral sediment from Carpinteria debris basins to the City Beach at Ash Avenue, the clearing of the Carpinteria Creek Bank, the clearing of the bike path that runs parallel to Carpinteria Creek and the reinforcement of Carpinteria Creek near the Carpinteria Sanitary District.
Transportation of mineral sediment from Carpinteria debris basins to the City Beach at Ash Avenue has begun. Santa Barbara County Flood Control’s (SBCFC) clearing of the Carpinteria Valley Watershed 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. We apologize for any inconveniences the operation may bring, and we are working to mitigate impacts to residents. Street sweepers are cleaning roadways, and special efforts are being made to reduce leaking from trucks transporting sediment.
See additional information that has been provided to the community below and learn more at our Facebook and Instagram Pages.
If you have any questions, please contact Olivia Uribe Mutal, Program Manager of Emergency Services at 805-755-4401 or via email at OliviaU@carpinteriaca.gov
- Sediment Deposit A-Frame
- Press Release – Update to Clearing of the Carpinteria Valley Watershed Debris Basins – February 7, 2023
- Notice to Residents – Clearing of the Basins – January 14, 2023
- Notice to Residents – Creek repair at 6th Ave – January 14, 2023
- Press Release – Carpinteria Valley Watershed Debris Basins – January 14, 2023