Owens River Water Trail Project

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Inyo County
Document Title
Owens River Water Trail Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Present Land Use
ZD: OS - Rec; GP: NR

Document Description
The proposed project would provide recreational access to a 6.3-mile section of the newly rewatered, 62-mile Lower Owens River. The goal of the proposed project is to develop facilities for recreational users to enter and exit the river and allow unimpeded navigation for non-motorized watercrafts, such as kayaks, standup paddle boards, and canoes. Currently, sections of the ORWT corridor are non-navigable due to the channel being partially or fully obstructed by vegetation and other occlusions, that emerged during a 90 year dry period. In order to establish the ORWT for non-motorized water craft, the proposed project would remove these occlusions by manual and machine methods.

Contact Information
Larry Freilich
Inyo County
P.O. Box 337
Independence, CA 93526

Phone : (760) 878-0001


36°37'06.9"N 118°02'10.2"W
Cross Streets
6.3 river miles between Lone Pine Narrow Gauge Rd and Hwy 136
State Highways
136, 395
Lone Pine Airport
Lo-Inyo ES, Lon
Lower Owens River, Lone Pine Creek, McIver Canal
Other Location Info
Lone Pine

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Recreational (all-abilities non-motorized recreational water trail)
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Economics/Jobs Flood Plain/Flooding Geologic/Seismic Recreation/Parks Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Vegetation Water Quality Wetland/Riparian Growth Inducing Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
Cal Fire California Department of Conservation California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California State Lands Commission Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics Department of Water Resources Office of Emergency Services, California Office of Historic Preservation Resources Agency State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 13 State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance California Department of Transportation, District 9 California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan Victorville Region 6

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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