Cactus Basin 3 & 3A Flood Control Facility Enhancements Project

11 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
San Bernardino Flood Control District
Document Title
Cactus Basin 3 & 3A Flood Control Facility Enhancements Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Document Description
In 1988, the City of Rialto previously prepared an EIR for the construction of three retention basins and a segment of a flood control channel (Rialto Channel), collectively termed the Upper Cactus Bains. The original 1988 EIR was prepared for a project described as the construction of three unlined retention basins (Basins A, B and C); a rectangular concrete channel approximately 3,450 feet in length from the south side of Highland Avenue to Basin C (the most downstream basin); and a system of basin inlets and outlets. In 2006, none of the improvements had been constructed, however sand and gravel excavation work, as approved in the 1988 EIR, has been conducted on all three basins. The San Bernardino County Flood Control District is now moving forward to enhance a portion of this flood control system evaluated in the 1988 EIR. The proposed project is to increase the capacity of Basins 3 and 3A (previously named Basin C). The original stated objective is still valid, which was to eliminate any potential increase in flood hazard due to planned development in the northern portions of the City, and to help alleviate stress on other storm water facilities located downstream of the proposed project in order to allow the regional flood control system to function more effectively.

Contact Information

Frank Molina
Agency Name
San Bernardino County Flood Control District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Bernardino
Cross Streets
Baseline Road, west of Cactus Avenue and east of Ayala Drive
State Highways
Rialto Muni
Rialto Channel

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Types
Mining (hard rock mining aggregate), Other (Flood Retention, Recharge)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Cumulative Effects, Economics/Jobs, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Public Services, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildlife, HUMAN HEALTH
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of State Parks, Division of Boating and Waterways, California Department of Transportation, District 8 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Santa Ana Region 8 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6, Department of Water Resources, Office of Emergency Services, California, Resources Agency, Resources, Recycling and Recovery, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)

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