Tijuana Estuary Tidal Restoration Program


Program: Planning

Status: Current

Project Type: Freshwater Wetland, Riparian, Tidal Wetland

Cost: $2,000,000

Acres: 1600

Assembly District: 78

Senate District: 40

Congressional District: 51

Project Lead/Grantee:
Southwest Wetlands Interpretive Association (619-575-0550)

32.5546265, -117.1120377

Project Overview:

This project addresses critical planning needs for the continued adaptive restoration of the Tijuana River Estuary. This phase includes final design, engineering, and permitting for the Tijuana Estuary Tidal Restoration Program (TETRP), a long-term restoration program led by the Southwest Wetlands Interpretive Association (SWIA) and the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve (TRNERR).

The Tijuana Estuary Tidal Restoration Program’s (TETRP) is a large multi-phased wetland restoration program involving up to 500 acres of restoration. Its primary objective is to restore valuable habitat processes that have been lost and to increase the exchange of water in a tidal cycle. This will enhance flushing, improve water quality and control sedimentation to ensure the estuary is a sustained natural habitat.