Pajaro River Flood Risk Management Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Santa Cruz County
Document Title
Pajaro River Flood Risk Management Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Present Land Use
Agricultural, Residential, Commercial, Industrial

Document Description
The EIR will address the cumulative considerable incremental impacts of Project implementation along with the impacts of other past, present, and reasonably foreseeable future that could contribute to significant cumulative impacts. The analysis will be based on a list of past, present, and reasonably foreseeable future projects in the Pajaro River watershed, as well as development forecasts in the Santa Cruz County General Plan and Monterey County General Plan. See NOC for Full Details.

Contact Information
Antonella Gentile
Santa Cruz County
Lead/Public Agency
701 Ocean Street Room 410
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Phone : (831) 454-2632

County of Santa Cruz
Project Applicant


36°54'18.78"N 121°45'4.02"W
Pajaro Watsonville
Santa Cruz
Total Acres
Parcel #
Various- Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties
State Highways
1, 129, 152
Watsonville Municipal
Watsonville High School; Cieba Prep
Pajaro River, Salsipuedes Creek, Corralitos Creek
Other Location Info
Cross Streets: Highway 1, State Route 152, State Route 126; •Lat/Long is denoted for the Main Street Bridge crossing in Watsonville

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Water Facilities (Type Flood Control)
Project Issues
Aesthetics Agriculture and Forestry Resources Air Quality Biological Resources Coastal Zone Cultural Resources Cumulative Effects Drainage/Absorption Economics/Jobs Flood Plain/Flooding Geology/Soils Growth Inducement Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Land Use/Planning Noise Population/Housing Public Services Recreation Solid Waste Transportation Vegetation Wetland/Riparian Aquatic Resources
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB) California Coastal Commission (CCC) California Department of Conservation (DOC) California Department of Education California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW) California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of State Parks, Division of Boating and Waterways California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT) California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT) California Department of Water Resources (DWR) California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES) California Highway Patrol (CHP) California Natural Resources Agency California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB) California State Lands Commission (SLC) Department of Food and Agriculture Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW)


Environmental Document
2020010386 NOP Letter   PDF 593 K NOP   PDF 3602 K
NOC   PDF 964 K
State Comments
2020010386_CDFW_Pajaro River Flood Risk Mgmt-Gentile-OEY022020   PDF 1439 K 2020010386_NAHC_NOP Pajaro River Flood Risk Management Project 1-28-2020   PDF 445 K

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