Owens River Water Trail

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Inyo County
Document Title
Owens River Water Trail
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Inyo County General Plan: Natural Resources (NR). Inyo County Zoning: Open Space - 40 acre minimum (OS-40)

Document Description
Inyo County is proposing to implement the Owens River Water Trail Project within the perimeter of the Lower Owens River floodplain from Lone Pine Narrow Gauge Road south to Highway 136, just east of Lone Pine, California. The project area is largely a natural setting and is owned by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. The site is not included on a list of hazardous materials sites. Implementation of the Project would allow recreational access for non-motorized watercraft to an approximately 6.3-mile segment of the Owens River. The project would develop facilities for recreational users to enter and exit the river and allow unimpeded navigation for non-motorized watercraft. The project would involve removal of emergent vegetation and excavation with in the river channel to remove occlusions. In addition, boat launch and take-out facilities that would provide limited amenities (i.e., vault restroom) in addition to access to the river, would be developed. The County would provide ongoing maintenance of the water trail.

Contact Information
Larry Freilich
Inyo County
Lead/Public Agency
PO Box 337
Independence, CA 93526

Phone : (760) 878-0001

Inyo County Water Department
Project Applicant


36°35'46"N 118°01'47"W
Lone Pine
Cross Streets
Between Highway 136 and Narrow Lone Pine Gauge Road
Total Acres
~ 1,150
State Highways
SR 136, US 395
Lone Pine Arpt
Lone Pine HS
Owens River

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Recreational (Water trail for non-motorized craft)
Local Action
Use Permit Lease Agre
Project Issues
Aesthetics Air Quality Biological Resources Cultural Resources Cumulative Effects Flood Plain/Flooding Geology/Soils Growth Inducement Hydrology/Water Quality Land Use/Planning Recreation Vegetation Wetland/Riparian
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Transportation Projects California Department of Conservation (DOC) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of State Parks, Division of Boating and Waterways California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California State Lands Commission (SLC) Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics Office of Emergency Services, California Office of Historic Preservation Resources Agency State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality California Department of Transportation, District 9 (DOT) California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan Victorville Region 6 (RWQCB) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 (CDFW)


Environmental Document
00_Complete Appendix A   PDF 4906 K 00_Complete Appendix B-1   PDF 2344 K 00_Complete Appendix B-2   PDF 1118 K 00_Complete Appendix B-3   PDF 34510 K 00_Complete Appendix C   PDF 3019 K 00_Complete Appendix D   PDF 3776 K 00_Complete Appendix E   PDF 3032 K 00_Complete Appendix F   PDF 3291 K 000_Owens River Water Trail Public Draft EIR   PDF 76622 K NOA_5_7   PDF 143 K summary form   PDF 305 K
noc 1049   PDF 1207 K
State Comments
2018051049_DEIR_InyoCoWaterDept_Owens River Water Trail   PDF 1264 K 2018051049_RWQCB_Owens River Water Trail   PDF 915 K CALTRANS 2018051049   PDF 1088 K

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