Varner Harbor Dredging Project

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Varner Harbor Dredging Project
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Present Land Use
State Recreation Area

Document Description
The Department is issuing a Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreement for the project who proposes to remove 7,000 to 8,000 cubic yards of natural deposit material throughout the 450-foot long harbor channel. All dredged materials will be placed on the beach immediately north of the harbor channel. The dredged material will then be spread over a 1.5-2.0 acre area. All dredged material will be placed behind the berm to prevent any surface flow of dredge material or water back into the sea. If needed, straw waddles will also be placed on the upslope side of the berm to aid in this retention. The project proponent also proposes to reconstruct the north jetty of Varner Harbor before the channel is dredged. The reconstructed jetty will provide access for equipment to conduct dredging on the harbor. This structure will be approximately 200 feet long by 12 feet wide by 6 feet high. The jetty will be constructed of approximately 570 cubic yards of exploded angular rip rap, filter fabric, and native soils. The jetty will be built over the footprint of the original north jetty, which is now submerged below the current level of the sea.

Contact Information
James Sheridan
California Department of Fish and Game
Lead/Public Agency
Inlands Deserts Region 78078 Country Club Drive, Suite 109
Bermuda Dunes, CA 92203

Phone : (760) 200-9419


Cross Streets
Highway 111 and State Park Road
State Highways
Salton Sea
Other Location Info
City/Nearest Community: North Shore

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
California Department of Fish and Game
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
California Dept. of Parks and Recreation, 200 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, CA 92004


(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA

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