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5.4.2
Physical Monitoring
It is proposed that turbidity monitoring will be conducted during construction of the beach fill by
visual observation to ensure that the turbidity plume does not increase significantly over ambient
conditions for an extended duration.  Beach profile surveys will be conducted prior to
construction and after construction of beach fill operations to track movement and detention of
sand.
5.5
OXNARD SHORES
5.5.1
Biological Monitoring
Oxnard Shores beach is located at near nesting sites for California Least Terns and Western
Snowy Plovers. However beach fill placement is proposed during the Fall-Winter season and
will not impact the nesting of these birds. Therefore, no monitoring is proposed.
Grunion spawning runs will be monitored during beach fill construction if beach fill operations
are conducted during grunion spawning. If grunion are observed, then construction activities will
be halted until the spawn has been completed. In addition, sand berms will be placed around the
spawning area, if possible. The buffer zone would be kept in place until the next predicted
grunion run (about 14 days) to allow for the eggs to hatch and surveys show that no subsequent
spawning occurred in the area. A report will be prepared within two weeks of the completion of
each grunion survey and submitted to BEACON and the appropriate wildlife and regulatory
agencies.
5.5.2
Physical Monitoring
It is proposed that turbidity monitoring will be conducted during construction of the beach fill by
visual observation to ensure that the turbidity plume does not increase significantly over ambient
conditions for an extended duration.  Beach profile surveys will be conducted prior to
construction and after construction of beach fill operations to track movement and retention of
sand.
5.6
HUENEME BEACH
5.6.1
Biological Monitoring
As with Oxnard Shores, the Hueneme beach fill site is located near nesting sites for Least Terns
and Snowy Plovers. Since the proposed beach fill activities will be conducted during the Fall-
Winter season, no Least Tern or Snowy Plover monitoring is required.
5.6.2
Physical Monitoring
It is proposed that turbidity monitoring will be conducted during construction of the beach fill by
visual observation to ensure that the turbidity plume does not increase significantly over ambient
conditions for an extended duration.  Beach profile surveys will be conducted prior to
construction and after construction of beach fill operations to track movement and detention of
sand.
5-5
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