Booms could keep trash from wetlands

County officials and a Huntington Beach environmental nonprofit have identified possible locations for a pair of booms to keep trash from flowing into the wetlands.

Giatho Tran, a project engineer for the Orange County Flood Control Division, said his department has pinpointed spots in the Huntington Beach and Talbert flood control channels and is working with a boom manufacturer to come up with designs.

The Huntington Beach Wetlands Conservancy approached the county in 2010 after it finished a restoration project, which removed a levee that had previously stopped storm water from draining into the wetlands.

Tran said the county does not have a timeline, but hopes to put the project up for bidding as soon as the designs are ready.

The county is also in the process of applying for permits, he said.

—Michael Miller

Twitter: @MichaelMillerHB

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