Otay River Estuary Restoration Project

4 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
United States Fish and Wildlife (FWS)
Document Title
Otay River Estuary Restoration Project
Document Type
EIS - Draft EIS
Present Land Use
Habitat Conservation/Restoration in the San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge Comprehensive Conservation Plan
Document Description
Note: Review Per Lead Restore coastal wetland and upland habitat (i.e., estuarine, intertidal, native upland) on 33.51 acres of primarily disturbed uplands at the west end of the Otay River floodplain, just to the south of San Diego Bay; and restore approximately 91 acres of an active solar salt pond (Pond 15) to tidally influenced subtidal and intertidal habitats. All restoration will occur on the San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge. The US Fish and Wildlife Service is the lead agency; the US Army Corps of Engineers is a Cooperating Agency. The project will also require State and local agency approvals.

Contact Information

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Agency Name
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Chula Vista, Imperial Beach, San Diego
San Diego
Cross Streets
I-5 to the east, Palomar St to the north, and Saturn Blvd to the south
Total Acres
Parcel #
621-020-09, 616-021-8, 616-010-01
State Highways
Bayside ES
San Diego Bay, Otay River
17, 20

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 11 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region 9 (RWQCB), Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marine Region, Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency, California State Lands Commission (SLC)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California State Lands Commission (SLC)
Development Types
Other (coastal wetland restoration about 125 acres)
Local Actions
Coastal Permit, restoration
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Coastal Zone, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian

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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