Santa Monica Debris Basin

Santa Barbara County, California

Following the massive Thomas fire, more than 50 feet of debris and sediment were trapped by heavy rains in the basin and needed to be removed before another impending storm. Coordinated by the Santa Barbara County Flood Control District, in partnership with the Army Corps of Engineers, ABD assisted in the emergency effort by unclogging an obstructed 48” sewer drain and allowing water to discharge downstream. This dried out the basin and made it possible to remove debris, effectively protecting the city of Carpinteria from flooding, mudslides, and other catastrophic debris.

Business Line: Directional Drilling
Performed By: Accu-Bore Directional (ABD), a Charge company

Project Highlights

  • 48 diameter of obstructed sewer drain in inches
  • 1170 feet via directional drilling to reach blockage
  • 50 feet of boulders, trees, mud and other sediment flooded in basin

Project Services

  • Directional Drilling
  • Emergency Response