Condition A of the SONGS coastal development permit requires the creation or substantial restoration of at least 150 acres of tidal wetlands in Southern California as out of kind mitigation to compensate for the losses of marine fish standing stocks estimated to occur in the Southern California Bight as a result of the operation of SONGS Units 2 and 3. In June 1992, following an evaluation of eight sites throughout southern California, the CCC approved SCE’s selected restoration site, the San Dieguito Lagoon (SDL) in Del Mar.

Image 11-Tidal flat at east end of W4