Notice of Preparation of a Subsequent Environmental Impact Report for the Matilija Dam Ecosystem Restoration Project

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Summary

SCH Number
2002011094
Lead Agency
Ventura County Watershed Protection District
Document Title
Notice of Preparation of a Subsequent Environmental Impact Report for the Matilija Dam Ecosystem Restoration Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Received
Project Applicant
Ventura County Public Works Agency- Watershed Protection
Present Land Use
Matilija Dam and Ventura River

Document Description
In October 2000, VCPWA – WP, then the Ventura County Flood Control District, initiated the Matilija Dam Ecosystem Restoration Study as a joint effort between Watershed Protection and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to develop a project resulting in the removal of Matilija Dam. The primary Project objectives included: aquatic and terrestrial habitat improvement, facilitating the return of a viable and abundant run of steelhead trout; and restoration of natural sediment transport processes along Matilija Creek and the Ventura River. The secondary objective was enhancement of recreational opportunities along these two waterways. The joint Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) certified in 2004 evaluated alternatives combining dam removal, sediment relocation, flood protection (levees), two bridge replacements, new recreation features, giant reed removal, and water supply improvements. Technical studies to refine project features continued between 2008 and 2016, resulting in a new dam removal method and reevaluation of other project components. In June 2017, VCPWA – WP received funding to implement the Matilija Dam Removal 65% Design Planning Project, comprising additional technical studies, construction design, and CEQA analyses. The VCPWA – WP has determined that preparation of a Subsequent EIR is warranted to provide a complete and objective analysis of the revised Project components developed to date.

Contact Information
Tyler Barns
Ventura County Public Works Agency- Watershed Protection
800 S. Victoria Avenue, #1600
Ventura, CA 93009

Phone : (805) 654-2064
Fax : (805) 654-3952
MDERP@ventura.org

Location

Coordinates
34°29'0"N 119°18'0"W
Cities
Ojai Ventura
Counties
Ventura
Regions
Countywide Unincorporated
Cross Streets
North End: SR-33 and S. Matilija Hot Springs Rd. South End: SR-33 and Sycamore Dr.
Zip
93023
Total Acres
TBD
Parcel #
Multiple
State Highways
33
Railways
None within 2 miles
Airports
None within 2 miles
Schools
Ojai Unified, Ventura Unified
Waterways
Matilija Creek, Ventura River
Township
NA
Range
NA
Section
NA
Base
NA

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Dam removal, flood control, ecosystem restoration)
Local Action
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Coastal Zone Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Greenhouse Gas Emissions Housing Job Generation Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Schools/Universities Septic System Sewer Capacity Social Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Tribal Cultural Resources Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Wildlife Growth Inducing Land Use Cumulative Effects Other Energy
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery California Department of Water Resources California Governor's Office of Emergency Services California Highway Patrol California Natural Resources Agency California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region 4 California State Lands Commission Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality California Native American Heritage Commission California Department of Transportation, District 7 California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 California Department of Conservation

Attachments

Environmental Document
MDERP NOP   PDF 497 K
NOC
MDERP NOC   PDF 284 K
State Comments
2002011094_Caltrans Comment   PDF 216 K 2002011094_CDFW Comment   PDF 559 K 2002011094_Conservation Comment   PDF 898 K 2002011094_NAHC Comment   PDF 279 K

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