Carmel River Floodplain Restoration and Environmental Enchancement Project

5 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Monterey County
Document Title
Carmel River Floodplain Restoration and Environmental Enchancement Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Present Land Use
Recreation, State Parks/Open Space Recreation and Resource Conservation, both of which are located in the Design Control Districts of the Coastal Zone/Resource Conservation and Scenic & Natural Resource

Document Description
The Monterey County Resource Management Agency (County) proposes to implement the Carmel River Floodplain Restoration and Enhancement Project (Project). The proposed project consists of two interdependent project components: the Floodplain Restoration and the Causeway. The Floodplain Restoration Component consists of (1) remove approx. 1,470 linear feet of non-structural earthen levees on the south side of the Carmel River channel; (2) grading on approx. 100 acres to restore the site's ecological function as a floodplain by creating the hydrogeomorphic characteristics necessary to support floodplain restoration activities; (3) grading to elevate approx. 23 acres of existing farmland above the 100-year floodplain elevation to create an agricultural preserve; and (4) implementation of a Restoration Management Plan (RMP). The Causeway Component consists of replacing a portion of the SR 1 roadway embankment with a 360 foot long causeway section to accommodate flood flows that enter into the south overbank area as a function of the removal of portions of the levees as described above and to restore hydrologic connectivity between the Project site and the Carmel Lagoon. The project would result in the reconnection and restoration of approx. 100 acres of historic floodplain.

Contact Information
Melanie Beretti
County of Monterey Resource Management Agency
1441 Schilling Pl, 2nd Floor
Salinas, CA 93901

Phone : (831) 755-5025


36.537273°'"N 121.925709°'"W
Total Acres
Parcel #
243-071-005-000, 243-071-006-000, 243-071-008-000, and 157-121-007-000, 157-121-001-000,
State Highways
SR 1
Carmel River ES, Junipero Serra School,
Carmel River
Other Information
Continue Schools: Forest Hill School

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Restoration/open space/Recreational)
Local Action
Use Permit Local Coastal Permit
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 Septic System Social Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading 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 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 California Native American Heritage Commission

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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