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Soft-Bottom Basin

A soft bottom basin cross section allows for a wide variety of habitat types, from upland slopes to riparian edges. This varied and dense vertical structure in planting allows for plant communities ranging from coastal sage scrub to southern cottonwood-willow riparian forests and wildlife life species such as the mule deer, great horned owl, and arroyo chub.

This cross section currently exists along the river at Sepulveda Basin.

Biodiversity Profile section diagram with specifies listed for soft bottom basin typology
* The wildlife species listed in these examples are potential key indicator species and are not meant to be a comprehensive list, since wildlife is found in a variety of contexts given specific site conditions. * These profiles are not a substitute for good ecological design led by ecologists, landscape architects, and engineers. The use of biodiversity profiles while further engaging qualified ecologists and scientists in projects can help to add additional ecological data on a project-by-project basis.
OLIN, 2019
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