Carrizo Impact Area Project 1 (CIA01), MRS 01- Range Complex 2 is a Formally Used Defense Site (FUDS) located in Imperial County, approximately 25 miles west of El Centro in south-central California.
The Carrizo Impact Area FUDS property includes two MRSs, MRS 01- Range Complex 2, and MRS 02-Range Complexes and Impact Areas. This project only includes CIA01, which consists of 9,873 acres that was acquired by the U.S. Navy in 1945 for use as a bombing and air-to-ground gunnery range. The Navy discontinued use of the site in 1959.
The majority of the property is currently owned by the State of California and lies within Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, with smaller portions owned by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and private owners. All lands within the Carrizo Impact Area are uninhabited and closed to the public pursuant to California Code of Regulations, Title 14, Division 3, Chapter 6, Section 4604 due to the hazards present. The landscape is essentially barren with sporadic shrubbery and low grasses.