Carmel River Floodplain Restoration and Environmental Enchancement Project

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Monterey County
Document Title
Carmel River Floodplain Restoration and Environmental Enchancement Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Coastal Agricultural Preserve (CAP), Medium Density Residential (MDR), Resource Conservation, and Watershed Scenic Conservation / Residential, Agricultural Preserve, Resource Conservation, and Watershed & Scenic Conservation

Document Description
The Carmel River Floodplain Restoration and Environmental Enhancement Project proposes to restore and enhance the hydrologic function and connectivity of the Odello East property with the lower Carmel river region and southern floodplain. The proposed Project is an integral part of on-going restoration efforts for the lower Carmel River region begun in 1998. The California State Parks Department recently completed the Carmel River Lagoon Enhancements Project in 2004; this project is located west of the Project site and includes the Carmel River lagoon. California State Parks and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) also completed riparian restoration activities at the Carmel River Lagoon and associated wetlands areas west of SR 1 prior to the implementation of the lagoon Enhancement Project. The proposed Project would improve hydrologic connectivity between the Proposed Project site and the Carmel River Lagoon Enhancement Project by allowing flood flows to pass under SR 1 from the east side of the floodplain to the west side of the floodplain. In addition, the Proposed Project would also reduce potential flooding hazards to SR 1 and developed north overbank areas by accommodating the lateral dispersal of floodwaters onto the south overbank area during storm events. The Proposed Project would restore native riparian and wetland habitats on a portion of the Odello East property and preserve the site's agricultural heritage with an approximately 40 acre agricultural preserve raised out of the FEMA 100-year floodplain.

Contact Information
William L. Phillips
Monterey County Water Resources Agency
893 Blanco Circle
Salinas, CA 93901

Phone : (925) 314-3349


36°31'"N 121°54'25"W
Cross Streets
State Route 1/Ribera road
Total Acres
Parcel #
243-071-006-000, 243-021-007-000, 243-071-003-000, and 157-121-001-000
State Highways
SR 1
Carmel Unified School District, Junipero Sera Bay School,
Carmel River
Other Information
Continue Schools: Forest Hill School

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Floodplain Restoration & Enhancement)
Local Action
Local Coastal Permit Other Action Other Action: Restoration
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 Noise Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Wildlife Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
California Coastal Commission California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 5 California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 California State Lands Commission Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Office of Emergency Services, California 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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