Tijuana Estuary Tidal Restoration: Program I Phase 2

Location: San Diego County

Project Type: Restoration

Status: Completed

Habitat Type: tidal wetlands

Cost: $1,232,316

Area Affected: 480 acres

Assembly District: 78

Senate District: 40

Congressional District: 51

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

This project completed the feasibility and design studies for the second phase of salt marsh restoration at Border Field State Park in the south area of the Tijuana Estuary, involving approximately 480 acres.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.

This project addressed 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).