New Round Of Mudflow Debris Clearing Begins In South Coast Community

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Heavy equipment is on the move in Carpinteria again.

Santa Barbara County officials declared that the large Santa Monica debris basin needs cleanup that extends beyond what the federal government had paid for as a result of the January 9th debris flow.

Over the next month, trucks will be hauling large boulders and debris out of the area to be delivered at a specially designated site in Santa Paula.

A crane has also arrived in the Carpinteria salt marsh with a special attachment to clear out silt that has accumulated.

That in turn will clear out a path for runoff water from the mountains to make it down to the ocean.