Rice Creek Re-alignment

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 4 (Los Angeles)
Document Title
Rice Creek Re-alignment
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration

Document Description
This project will re-route Rice Creek, an ephemeral tributary of the Ventura River, from a man-made diversion ditch and back into its historic route. In the 1920's, Rice Creek was diverted from its historic route to facilitate the installation of an orange orchard. The diverted stream was substantially shortened, confined by levees, and discharged over a 30 foot cliff into the Ventura River floodplain. The orange orchard has been retired and partially removed. Replacing the stream to its historic route will re-wet 2,900 feet of the historic channel. Revegetation will enhance and expand riparian habitats for the benefit of birds and wildlife. Rice Creek is a seasonal drainage and will be dry during construction.

Contact Information
LB Nye
Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 4 (Los Angeles)
320 West 4th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90018

213 576 6785


34°27'32.68"N 119°17'32.61"W
Cross Streets
Hwy 150., Burnham Rd
Total Acres
State Highways
Hwy 150
Rice Creek, Ventura River

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (restoration)
Reviewing Agencies
California Coastal Commission California Department of Boating and Waterways California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol Caltrans, District 7 Central Valley Flood Protection Board Department of Conservation Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 5 Department of Water Resources Office of Historic Preservation Resources Agency State Lands Commission State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights Native American Heritage Commission
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