Upper Malibu Creek Feasibility Study (Rindge Dam)

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Project Type: Planning

Status: Current

Habitat Type: fish passage

Cost: $3,900,000

Assembly District: 41

Senate District: 27

Project Lead/Grantee:
California Department of Parks and Recreation

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Project Overview:

This project will conduct a US Army Corp feasibility study for the removal of the Rindge Dam as part of the Malibu Creek Environmental Restoration Study. Work continues on US Army Corp feasibility study (EIR/EIS) for the removal of the Rindge Dam as part of the Malibu Creek Environmental Restoration Study. The project partners will next release the draft EIR/EIS for the required public comment process.

The main purpose of the feasibility study is to look at restoring the Malibu Creek ecosystem, terrestrial and aquatic habitat as well as the restoration of the wildlife movement corridor within the watershed. Some conditions that were identified with the dam in the study included endangered species, impaired steelhead habitat, sedimentation behind the dam, which depletes the health of Malibu beaches, existence of nonnative vegetation, water quality and recreation.