Resource Management Agency
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Salinas, CA 93901
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|File number (s):||REF120051|
Carmel River State BeachScenic Road/Carmello Street,Carmel
|Assessor's Parcel Number (s):||009-472-001-000; 009-481-004-000; 009-491-001-000|
|Planning Area:||Carmel Area|
|Project Lead:||Melanie Beretti, Special Programs Manager (831)755-5285|
|Current Status:||Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR)|
|Environmental Status:||Review Period Dec, 2, 2016 – Jan 31, 2017|
The project has three components:
Ecosystem Protective Barrier (EPB)
The proposed EPB includes a setback of up to 40-feet from the property line with a top of wall elevation of 17.5 feet based on the North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD88). This option was recommended as a component of the Preferred Alternative because it:
If the proposed project is determined to impact operations of the Mission Ranch, a separate EPB alignment would continue from the eastern boundary of the Carmel River Elementary School and extend across the southern boundary of Mission Ranch development.
Scenic Road Protection Structure (SRPS)
The preferred alternative SRPS would be located at the toe of the sand slope along Scenic Road. This proposed SRPS involves excavation of the beach that would be followed by installation of a geotextile, then by two layers of armor rock. The excavated sand would be replaced back on to the armor rock, which would be �- to 1- ton sized rock. Rip rap provides the most natural material and the structure would be covered with sand when the beach is not breached. The alignment allows continued use of the beach area located north of the barrier when (if) the beach breaches to the north.
Interim Sandbar Management Plan (ISMP)
Monterey County assumed a lead role in seeking permits for a long-term solution that would avoid performing mechanical breaching for flood control purposes. The process to complete technical feasibility studies, design, environmental review, permitting, and construction is estimated to take up to eight years, depending on resource availability; however, the County is making every effort to reduce this timeframe to five years or less. In the interim, the County has developed the ISMP for managing the Lagoon including winter openings and summer closure in the best possible manner that reduces potential impacts to both wildlife and property.