Owens River Water Trail Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Inyo County
Document Title
Owens River Water Trail Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preperation

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

(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
Cumulative Effects Landuse Growth Inducing Wetland/Riparian Water Quality Vegetation Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Recreation/Parks Geologic/Seismic Flood Plain/Flooding Economics/Jobs Drainage/Absorption Biological Resources Archaeologic-Historic Air Quality Agricultural Land Aesthetic/Visual
Reviewing Agencies
Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6 (Inyo & Mono Region) Regional Water Quality Control Bd., Region 6 (Victorville) Caltrans, District 9 Cal Fire California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics Department of Conservation Department of Water Resources Native American Heritage Commission Office of Emergency Services, California Office of Historic Preservation Resources Agency State Lands Commission 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
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