Mudflats Are Coming Into View

Reviving Your Wetlands San Elijo Lagoon restoration has enhanced mudflat habitat for estuarine species that depend on them. It took only a summer of excavating to shape and enhance new mudflat habitat. Back in June, we shared that earth-moving activities were beginning just west of I-5. In that post we explained how crews were beginning…Read more »

Building Mudflats

Mudflats are muddy areas that are submerged and exposed every day as the tide rises and falls. Building Mudflats Close to Interstate-5 in the Central basin, you are seeing the beginning of construction to enhance mudflat habitat. When sea level rise occurs in coming decades, critical salt marsh and mudflat habitats will be sustained. Above: A…Read more »

Deeper. Wider. And a High Tide, Too

Dredging Continues for Tidal Circulation Enhancement in San Elijo Lagoon If you live near the lagoon, or visited the Nature Center last week, perhaps you wondered: What are those big new berms? And this morning, you may wonder: Where did they go? As seen below, two temporary construction berms, or water control features, were constructed last…Read more »