Pajaro River Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
Pajaro Regional Flood Management Agency (PRFMA)
Document Title
Pajaro River Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Pajaro River Project will provide 100-year flood protection to the City of Watsonville, the Town of Pajaro, and surrounding agricultural areas by constructing levees and improvements along the lower Pajaro River and its tributaries. The $600 million project will be managed by the US Army Corps of Engineers in partnership with the Pajaro Regional Flood Management Agency (PRFMA) and the CA Department of Water Resources.

Contact Information

Mark Strudley
Agency Name
Pajaro Regional Flood Management Agency
Job Title
Executive Director
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant


Monterey, Santa Cruz
Northern California, Unincorporated
State Highways
Highway 1, 129 and 152
Pajaro River, Salsipuedes Creek, Corralitos Creek

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Assembly Bill 876 (2023, uncodified)
Reasons for Exemption
Pursuant to AB 876, the Final General Reevaluation Report and Integrated Environmental Assessment (revised December 2019) prepared by the Army Corps (GRR/ EA) is conclusively presumed to satisfy the requirements of CEQA for the approval of the Project, defined as "the project for flood control on the Pajaro River and its tributaries in the Counties of Monterey and Santa Cruz, as authorized by Public Law 89-789 and Public Law 101-64", provided all enumerated criteria apply to the components of the Project to which they are applicable. The Agency has adopted Resolution 2023-16 finding and determining all applicable criteria apply and the Project is exempt from further review pursuant to AB 876.
County Clerks
Monterey, Santa Cruz


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