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Watsonville Slough Restoration Phase 2 Update
The work along a stretch of the slough between Ohlone Parkway and Highway 1 is the final phase of a 25-acre wetlands restoration project. The newly dug channel was widened from about 20 feet to 100 feet. The restored slough will hold more water, providing some measure of flood protection. The bare ground will be replanted with native vegetation to provide wildlife habitat.
The $562,000 project is being jointly funded by the city, the Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz County, Caltrans and the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission. The transportation agencies alone dedicated $400,000 to the project to fulfill off-site mitigation requirements for the Highway 1 widening project between Soquel Drive and Morrissey Boulevard.
Previous Information on this project.
Photos and information courtesy of Santa Cruz Sentinel, Donna Jones & Dan Coyro
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