Carmel River Lagoon Restoration Project

5 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Carmel River Lagoon Restoration Project
Document Type
SIR - Supplemental EIR
Present Land Use
Agricultural Preservation - Monterey County's Carmel Area Local Coastal Program Land Use Plan; wetland and riparian habitat - Carmel River SB General Plan (amended 1995).
Document Description
1. Recreate the South Arm of the Carmel River Lagoon to expand open water and wetland habitat. 2. Lower elevation of several acres of property adjacent to the recreated South Arm to expand wetland habitat. 3. Restore plant communities. 4. Lower the western one-third of the existing Carmel Area Wastewater District Treatment Plan Access Road to the elevation of the surrounding floodplain, to increase the volume of overbank flow entering the restoration site. 5. Regrade the eastern portion of the site to encourage overbank flow to the south and west, towards the recreated South Arm of the lagoon. 6. Remove setback levee to restore the hydrologic function of the floodplain. 7. Construct a low berm near the historic barn complex to reduce floodwater intrusion into the area. 8. Remove fill material excavated from the restoration project to agricultural property east of Hwy. 1.

Contact Information

Shaelyn Raab Strattan
Agency Name
Department of Parks and Recreation
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Carmel, Carmel-by-the-Sea
Cross Streets
Highway 1
State Highways
Carmel River and the Pacific Ocean

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Development Types
Recreational , Other (Habitat Restoration)
Local Actions
Area Development Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Coastal Zone, Noise, Wetland/Riparian, Wildlife
Reviewing Agencies
Cal Fire, California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of State Parks, Division of Boating and Waterways, California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Water Resources, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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