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
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
Coachella Valley Water District
Lead/Public Agency
75515 Hovley Lane East
Palm Desert, CA 92211

Phone : (760) 398-2651


33°48'8"N 116°21'17"W
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 Type
Water Facilities (Type Levee)
Local Action
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)

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 or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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