Thousand Palms Flood Control Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD)
Document Title
Thousand Palms Flood Control Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Open Space, Residential, Recreational, Light Industrial, Conservation Habitat
Document Description
The Project includes a series of flood control improvement structures (levees) designed to meet the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) 0.01 chance, or 100-year, flood event thereby providing flood protection for developed and planned development areas in Thousand Palms and the vicinity. The Project consists of four segments (reaches) composed of levees, channels, culverts, and a sediment basin. The project would support aeolian (wind-driven) and fluvial (water-driven) transport of sand to the Coachella Valley Preserve and Coachella Valley National Wildlife Refuge. Fine sands located in this area provide habitat for the state endangered and federally threatened Coachella Valley Fringe-Toed Lizard and other sensitive sand dwelling species.

Contact Information

Luke Stowe
Agency Name
Coachella Valley Water District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Parcel #
State Highways
Bermuda Dunes
Whitewater River/Coachella Valley Storm Channel
Other Location Info
Thousand Palms

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Types
Water Facilities (Type Levee)
Local Actions
Flood Control
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire, Sand Migration
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 8 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Colorado River Basin Region 7 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics, Colorado River Board, Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6, Department of Water Resources, Office of Emergency Services, California, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)

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