Final plans begin for Rindge Dam removal
California State Parks announced April 24 the start of pre-construction design and engineering for the Malibu Creek Ecosystem Restoration Project at Malibu Creek State Park in the Santa Monica Mountains. At the heart of the project is the dismantling of Rindge Dam along Malibu Creek and the removal of approximately 780,000 cubic yards of sediment behind the massive concrete structure. Eight upstream barriers along Las Virgenes and Cold creeks within the Malibu Creek Watershed will be modified or removed, officials said. Cal Parks and partners from McMillen LLC and Stillwater Sciences, two aquatics engineering companies, will team up with the California Trout nonprofit group to conduct baseline biological surveys, hydrology modeling and flood risk assessment as experts narrow down the scope of the project.