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    Santa Clara River Parkway Floodplain Restoration Feasibility Study

                

    The Santa Clara River estuary during the January 2005 floods. Photo: Coastal Conservancy.

    The Santa Clara River Parkway Floodplain Restoration Feasibility Study is designed to assist the California State Coastal Conservancy and its partners with the acquisition, management, and eventual restoration of lands within the lower Santa Clara River corridor.  The Feasibility Study will synthesize and extend existing information to provide a basis for management and restoration planning in the Parkway corridor.

    Specific elements of the Feasibility Study include (1) a synthesis of existing studies to provide an understanding of physical processes (hydrology and geomorphology), habitat dynamics, and biological resources within the watershed, with a focus on the lower river corridor, (2) an assessment of opportunities and constraints to restoration within the corridor, (3) the development of a set of restoration strategies, for use in site-specific restoration planning efforts within the Parkway area, and, (4) an assessment of restoration feasibility given existing constraints.


    Project Type: Planning & Analysis
    Conducted By: Stillwater Sciences
    Status: Active (anticipated completion October 2007)

    Publications:
    Stillwater Sciences (2008).
    Santa Clara River Parkway: Floodplain Restoration Feasibility Study
    Prepared for the California State Coastal Conservancy, Oakland, California.

    URS Corporation (In review).
    Santa Clara River Parkway Floodplain Restoration Feasibility Study: Water Resources Investigations.
    Prepared for the California State Coastal Conservancy, Oakland, California.

    Stillwater Sciences and URS Corporation (2007).
    Santa Clara River Parkway Floodplain Restoration Feasibility Study: Riparian Vegetation Mapping and Preliminary Classification for the Lower Santa Clara River, Ventura County, California. Volume I.
    Prepared by Stillwater Sciences and URS Corporation for the California State Coastal Conservancy and the Santa Clara River Trustee Council, Berkeley, California.

    Stillwater Sciences (2007).
    Santa Clara River Parkway Floodplain Restoration Feasibility Study: Assessment of Geomorphic Processes
    Prepared for the California State Coastal Conservancy, Oakland, California.




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