Carmel River Floodplain Restoration and Environmental Enchancement Project

4 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Monterey County
Document Title
Carmel River Floodplain Restoration and Environmental Enchancement Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preperation

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



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
Local Coastal Permit Use Permit
Project Issues
Cumulative Effects Landuse Wildlife Wetland/Riparian Water Supply Water Quality Vegetation Traffic/Circulation Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Social Septic System Recreation/Parks Public Services Noise Geologic/Seismic Flood Plain/Flooding Drainage/Absorption Coastal Zone Biological Resources Archaeologic-Historic Air Quality Agricultural Land Aesthetic/Visual
Reviewing Agencies
Native American Heritage Commission California Coastal Commission California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol Caltrans, District 5 Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 4 Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Office of Emergency Services, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 3 Resources Agency State Lands Commission
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