Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve Sediment Management

Status Planning County San Diego
Project Type Non-mitigation Location 32.90592° N, -117.21955° W Map
Project Area (Acres) 2.80 Last Updated 12 April 2023
Project Abstract Not provided
Administrative Region San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board - Chad Loften, Eric Becker, SDRWQCB

Project Identification

291354 CCC - Coastal Development Permit
1600-2004-0521-R5 CDFW - Streambed Alteration Agreement
78-046 SCC - Project Number (Restoration)
2007096033 SCH - State Clearinghouse Number
O4C-126 SWRCB - 401 Certification Letter (e.g., Site Number or WDID)
SPL-2006-01537-LAM USACE - Nationwide General Permit

Habitat Plan

Site NamePhaseActivitySubActivitiesHabitatSubHabitatAcresActivity StatusWater Regime
Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve None Creation/Establishment Unspecified Riverine Wetland Riparian area 2.80 Construction planned

Related Habitat Impacts

Impact Project NameHabitatAcres LostType of Loss
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Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve Construction planned 2.80


DateTypeDescriptionSite Name
2009-01-01 Monitoring start Estimated date Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve
2008-12-16 Groundwork end Estimated date Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve
2008-09-16 Groundwork start Estimated date Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve
2008-05-05 Permit USACE permit issued
2008-04-01 Project entered Project entered into database
2007-06-13 Permit CDFG SAA permit issued
2006-08-29 Permit CDP permit issued
2006-07-11 Project start date Estimated date
2006-07-11 Permit RWQCB permit issued


Contact Los Penasquitos Lagoon Foundation Not applicable/Unknown
Contact Mike Hastings Los Penasquitos Lagoon Foundation Not applicable/Unknown


None Creation/Establishment Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board
None Creation/Establishment SCC State Coastal Conservancy

Related CRAM Assessments

Visit DateVersionSite NameWetland TypeIndex Score
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How to Use the Habitat Development Curve

Habitat Development Curves (HDCs) are used to determine the developmental status and trajectory of on-the-ground projects to create, restore, or enhance California wetland and stream habitats. Each HDC is based on assessments of habitat condition for different age areas of one habitat type that in aggregate represent the full spectrum of habitat development. The assessments of condition are provided by expert applications of the California Rapid Assessment Method (CRAM). Visit the CRAM website for more information about CRAM.

For each HDC, reference condition is represented by areas of a habitat that consistently get very high CRAM scores, have not been subject to disruptive management practices, and exist within landscapes that are protected and managed for their natural conditions. The horizontal lines intersecting the top of an HDC represent the mean CRAM score and standard deviation of scores for 25 qualifying reference areas.

The age of a project is estimated as the elapsed time in years between the groundwork end date for the project and the date of the CRAM assessment. To add or update a groundwork end date, use the Project Events form in Project Tracker (ptrack.ecoatlas.org). The minimum age in years of a non-project area, including any natural reference area, is estimated from all available local information, including historical maps and imagery, historical written accounts, and place-specific scientific studies of habitat development.

An HDC can be used to address the following questions:

  1. At what time in the future will the area of assessed habitat achieve the reference condition or other milestones in habitat development? The HDC can answer this question if the CRAM score for the assessed area is within the confidence interval of the HDC. The answer is the time in years along the HDC between the current age of the assessed area and the future date corresponding to the intersection of the HDC and the reference condition or other milestone.
  2. Is the area of assessed habitat likely to develop faster, slower, or at the same pace as most other areas of the same habitat type? The habitat area is likely to develop faster, slower, or at the same pace if the CRAM score for the area is above, below, or within the confidence interval of the HDC, respectively.
  3. What can be done to improve the condition of the habitat area or to increase its rate of development? HDCs by themselves cannot answer this question. Possible answers can be inferred by the following analysis that involves HDCs:
    1. Examine the HDC for each of the four CRAM Attributes;
    2. Identify the Attribute(s) scoring below the HDC;
    3. For any low-scoring Attribute, examine the component Metric Scores (note: the Metric Scores for any public CRAM assessment in the CRAM database can be obtained through EcoAtlas);
    4. Assume the low score of an Attribute is due to its low-scoring Metric(s);
    5. Consider modifying the design or management of the habitat area in ways that will sustainably increase its score(s) for the low-scoring Metric(s).

For more information about CRAM Attributes and Metrics, including their scientific rationale, see the CRAM Manual.

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