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
Present Land Use
open space
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
Agency Name
Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 4 (Los Angeles)
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


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 Types
Other (restoration)
Reviewing Agencies
California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of State Parks, Division of Boating and Waterways, California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California State Lands Commission (SLC), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Department of Water Resources, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)

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 state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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