Carmel River Floodplain Restoration and Environmental Enchancement Project

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Summary

SCH Number
2011021038
Lead Agency
Monterey County
Document Title
Carmel River Floodplain Restoration and Environmental Enchancement Project
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received

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
Chad Fien
DFG Wildlife Conservation Board
1807 13th Street, Suite 103
Sacramento, CA 95811

916 323 8979

Location

Coordinates
36°31'"N 121°54'25"W
Cities
Carmel-by-the-Sea
Counties
Monterey
Cross Streets
State Route 1/Ribera road
Zip
93923
Total Acres
~140
Parcel #
243-071-006-000, 243-021-007-000, 243-071-003-000, and 157-121-001-000
State Highways
SR 1
Schools
Carmel Unified School District, Junipero Sera Bay School,
Waterways
Carmel River
Other Information
Continue Schools: Forest Hill School

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Wildlife Conservation Board
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
Final EIR Available Location
N/A

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
No
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2b) A Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
Yes
(4) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
No
(5) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
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