Ventura River (VR-1) Levee Rehabilitation Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Ventura County Watershed Protection District
Document Title
Ventura River (VR-1) Levee Rehabilitation Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Present Land Use
Parks & Open Space, Agriculture, and Industry

Document Description
Notice of Preparation for the VR-1 Project. The proposed project involves structural additions and improvements to the VR-1 levee to address deficiencies, increasing the level of protection to residents and businesses in the City of San Buenaventura (commonly known as Ventura) located within the one percent annual chance (also known as the 100-year) flood zone. The proposed project objectives include constructing new, upgrading existing, and maintaining levee structures to provide flood protection; achieving compliance with Federal Emergency Management Agency certification requirements; and extending the levee’s capital service life.

Contact Information
Tyler Barns
Ventura County Public Works Agency - Watershed Protection
Lead/Public Agency
800 S. Victoria Ave., #1600
Ventura, CA 93009

Phone : (805) 654-2064

Ventura County Public Works Agency - Watershed Protection
Project Applicant


34°17'40.82"N 119°18'18.57"W
Cross Streets
Along Ventura River between Pacific Ocean and Canada de San Joaquin
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
33, 101
Union Pacific Railroad
Sheridan Way ES, E.P. ES, Holy Cross, Ventura Charter School
Ventura River, Pacific Ocean

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Water Facilities (Type Levee)
Local Action
Coastal Permit Flood Control
Project Issues
Aesthetics Agriculture and Forestry Resources Air Quality Biological Resources Coastal Zone Cultural Resources Cumulative Effects Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Geology/Soils Greenhouse Gas Emissions Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Land Use/Planning Mineral Resources Noise Population/Housing Public Services Recreation Schools/Universities Sewer Capacity Solid Waste Transportation Tribal Cultural Resources Vegetation Wetland/Riparian Wildfire
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB) California Coastal Commission (CCC) California Department of Conservation (DOC) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW) California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Water Resources (DWR) California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES) California Highway Patrol (CHP) California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Natural Resources Agency California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region 4 (RWQCB) California State Lands Commission (SLC) Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW)


Environmental Document
VR-1_Detailed_NOP_Final 090220   PDF 2279 K
VR-1 NOC-signed   PDF 284 K
State Comments
2020090144_Caltrans Comment   PDF 224 K 2020090144_CDFW Comment   PDF 637 K

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