Sweetwater Reservoir Recreation Master Plan Shoreline Fishing Program Addendum No. 1

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Sweetwater Authority
Document Title
Sweetwater Reservoir Recreation Master Plan Shoreline Fishing Program Addendum No. 1
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Document Description
On or about May 13, 1987, Sweetwater Authority (“Authority”) certified the Final Environmental Impact Report (“EIR”) for the Sweetwater Reservoir Recreation Master Plan. The EIR was prepared to analyze the environmental effects of a fishing program facility that would include a fish stocking program, fishing facilities, and other buildings at San Miguel Point, including an 80- to 100-foot-long fishing float, small shaded areas, an entrance kiosk, a concession stand, restrooms, fish cleaning facilities, and a small office/storage building. The EIR also evaluated anticipated impacts of boating and the potential for renting 100 boats. Ultimately, the fishing program analyzed in the EIR was not approved due to lack of available funding. On December 19, 2001, the Authority adopted the Final Supplement to the EIR (“SEIR”) for the Sweetwater Reservoir Recreation Master Plan Shoreline Fishing Program, Findings of Fact under CEQA, and a Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program (“MMRP”) and approved a revised Master Plan with a reduced shoreline fishing program (“Project”). The SEIR analyzed impacts of the reduced fishing program facility including a driveway, an office/concession/caretaker building at the “Thompson” property, a 150-space gravel parking lot, a water service line, portable toilets, trash receptacles, installation of fish habitat structures, and wheelchair access to the shoreline from the parking area via a trail to a lookout point. A fishing pier or float was also proposed for construction when funding became available, but neither boating nor boating rentals were included as a component of the project evaluated in the SEIR. The SEIR specified that the fishing program would be open Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays, from sunrise to sunset. The Authority, as lead agency under CEQA, intends to modify the number of operating days for the Shoreline Fishing Program at the Sweetwater Reservoir (“Project Changes”). This schedule modification would increase the number of operating days from 3 to 4 days per week and would also include operations during certain holidays. The Project Changes would not involve any construction, physical ground disturbance, or other changes in operations associated with the existing Shoreline Fishing Program. On June 23, 2021, at a regularly scheduled meeting, the Authority’s Governing Board adopted Addendum No. 1 to the SEIR under State CEQA Guidelines section 15164 and approved the Project Changes. Addendum No. 1 to the SEIR concludes that none of the circumstances described in Public Resources Code section 21166 or State CEQA Guidelines section 15162 have occurred, and thus no supplemental or subsequent EIR is required for the Project Changes. Substantial evidence in the administrative record supports the conclusion that the Project Changes would not result in any significant environmental impacts beyond those analyzed in the certified SEIR. The Authority incorporated by reference the Findings of Fact for the Project dated December 19, 2001.

Contact Information

Israel Marquez
Agency Name
Environmental Project Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Diego
Cross Streets
San Miguel Road and Proctor Valley Road
Parcel #
State Highways
Sweetwater Reservoir
Other Location Info
6503 San Miguel Road, Bonita in the unincorporated San Diego County

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Sweetwater Authority Governing Board
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
County Clerk
San Diego
Final Environmental Document Available at
Sweetwater Authority's office at 505 Garrett Avenue, Chula Vista, CA 91910, and on Sweetwater Authority's public website. Note that: A Mitigation Reporting or monitoring plan was not adopted for this project (Addendum) beyond that adopted in connection with the previously certified Supplemental EIR.


(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes (Addendum No. 1 to the Supplemental Environmental Impact Report)
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA


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