Firebaugh Flood Risk Reduction Feasibility Study


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Firebaugh, City of (City of Firebaugh)
Document Title
Firebaugh Flood Risk Reduction Feasibility Study
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Project Applicant
City of Firebaugh
Present Land Use
Existing levees/ flood protection. Multiple locations adjacent to San Joaquin River. Public/City areas

Document Description
The Firebaugh Flood Risk Deduction Project will occur in three areas. In Area 1, about 1.1 miles of new levee will be built, the existing levee might be breached and possibly removed within the space contained by the new levee, and that space could be restored or otherwise enhanced to provide riparian woodland habitat in the new floodplain. In Area 2, a severely eroded riverbank will be reinforced to protect adjacent City infrastructure from flooding by the San Joaquin River. In Area 3, a new levee will be built around the existing water treatment plant infrastructure to protect it against flooding. In addition, the existing levee might be enhanced at other areas such asthe Firebaugh rodeo grounds, although those plans are contingent on the results of a flood modeling study. Final design of the flood protection measures will be determined following this feasibility analysis.

Contact Information
Ben Gallegos
City of Firebaugh
1133 P Street
Firebaugh, CA 93622

Phone : (559) 659-2043


Cross Streets
N/A - adjacent to San Joaquin River (multiple locations)
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
SR 33
Firebaugh Airport
Firebaugh Mid. Sch., Firebaugh HS, Hazel M. Bailey Elem. Sch.
San Joaquin River
28, 29

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Flood protection / levee improvements)
Local Action
Other Action
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Greenhouse Gas Emissions Housing Job Generation Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Schools/Universities Septic System Sewer Capacity Social Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Tribal Cultural Resources Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Wildlife Land Use Other
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board California Department of Conservation California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of State Parks, Division of Boating and Waterways California Department of Transportation, District 6 California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning California Department of Water Resources California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Natural Resources Agency California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 California San Joaquin River Conservancy California State Lands Commission Central Valley Flood Protection Board Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality


Environmental Document
Firebaugh Flood CEQA NOA-NOI 11-17-20   PDF 149 K Firebaugh Flood IS 11-17-20   PDF 5300 K
Firebaugh Flood Signed NOC Nov 2020   PDF 1256 K

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