Russian River Estuary Management Project (Estuary Project)

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Sonoma County
Document Title
Russian River Estuary Management Project (Estuary Project)
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
The outlet channel would be established on the barrier beach, within the coasal zone, at the mouth of the Russian River which is owned and managed bu California Department of Parks and Recreation (identified as "public/quasi public" land in the Sonoma County General Plan/Zoning). The six-mile reach of the Estuary from the Pacific Ocean to Duncans Milis is primarliy bordered by public/quasi public land to the south and "diverse agriculture" to the north, with some residential areas in the Jenner area

Document Description
Note: Review per lead The Estuary Management Project would involve three primary actions: lagoon adaptive management including monitoring and response to physical condition, creation of a lagoon outlet channel to control water surface elevation during a lagoon management period, and artificial breaching outside the lagoon management period consistent with current practices and as allowed under the NMFS' Russian River Biological Opinion. The Agency will implement adaptive management of the Estuary with the primary dual objectives of enhancing rearing habitat for juvenile salmonids, particularly steelhead, and managing Estuary water levels to minimize flood hazard.

Contact Information
Jessica Martini-Lamb
Sonoma County Water Agency
404 Aviation Boulevard
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Phone : (707) 547-1903


38°27'07"N 123°07'50"W
Cross Streets
Goat Rock Road, Goat Hill Road
Parcel #
State Highways
Hwy 1
Russian River, Pacific OCean, Willow and Austin Creeks, Jenner Gulch
Other Location Info
City/Nearest Community: Jenner

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Habitat enhancement and flood control)
Local Action
Other Action
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Coastal Zone Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Geologic/Seismic Noise Public Services Recreation/Parks Schools/Universities Septic System Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Wildlife Growth Inducing Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
California Coastal Commission California Department of Conservation California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 4 California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission Department of Water Resources Office of Historic Preservation Resources Agency California State Lands Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region 1 California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3

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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