Grassland Bypass Project

5 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
United States Department of the Interior
Document Title
Grassland Bypass Project
Document Type
FIN - Final Document
Present Land Use

Document Description
The San Luis and Delta Mendota Water Authority (Lead Agency for CEQA), in cooperation with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, propose to continue the Grassland Bypass Project through 2009. The purpose of the new Project is to: 1) continue separation of unusable agricultural drainwater that is discharged from the Grassland Drainage Area from wetland water supply conveyance channels for the period 2001 through 2009, and 2) facilitate drainage management that maintains the viability of agriculture in the Project Area and promote continuous improvement in water quality in the San Joaquin River. Unusable agricultural drain water from about 98,500 acres of prime farmland would be separated from the wetland water supply channels and conveyed to the San Joaquin River. The volume and concentration of this discharge would be progressively reduced to meet water quality objectives and compliance schedules in the river.

Contact Information
Joe McGahan
San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority
Lead/Public Agency
P.O. Box 2157
Los Banos, CA 93635

Phone : (209) 826-9696


Fresno Merced
State Highways
165, 33
San Luis Drain, Mud and Salt Sloughs, San Joaquin River

Notice of Completion

Development Type
Water Facilities (conveyance)
Local Action
Project Issues
Agriculture and Forestry Resources Cumulative Effects Drainage/Absorption Economics/Jobs Flood Plain/Flooding Geology/Soils Hydrology/Water Quality Land Use/Planning Population/Housing Recreation Social Vegetation Wetland/Riparian Wildlife energy

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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