Salton Sea On-Water Fish Recovery Pilot Project

Summary

SCH Number
2002011051
Lead Agency
Salton Sea Authority
Document Title
Salton Sea On-Water Fish Recovery Pilot Project
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Received
Present Land Use
Vacant (closed RV park)/Open Space-Recreational/Bombay Beach-Hot Mineral Spa Community Area.
Document Description
The fish community in the Salton Sea experiences large, periodic die-offs. The Salton Sea Authority would conduct a 12-month fish recovery pilot project, which consists of removing fish from the surface of the Sea during die-off events. The pilot project would determine what effect fish recovery would have on the water quality in the Salton Sea. A portion of Playa Bob's RV Park, which is no longer used for recreational purposes, would be used as a base of operations for the project. The base of operations would be located approximately 0.8 miles west of Highway 111 on an approximately 0.5 acre site accessed by an existing dirt road. The existing dirt road would be re-graded and temporary structure would be placed on the site for the 12-month period. The total amount of ground disturbance would be approximately 0.8 acre. Once construction improvements have been made, an on-site duty manager would be available 24-hours per day, 7 days per week for 12 months to receive notification of an event (fish die-off). Employees would be dispatched within 12 to 24 hours with two recovery vessels and one work vessel, which tows the non-motorized with the cargo container, to retrieve the dead fish.

Contact Information

Name
Dan Cain
Agency Name
Salton Sea Authority
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Location

Counties
Imperial
Cross Streets
Highway 111/unnamed dirt road
Zip
92254
Total Acres
0.8
Parcel #
002-020-35
State Highways
111
Railways
Southern Pacific
Waterways
Salton Sea
Township
9S
Range
11E
Section
4
Base
SB

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Types
Other (Fish Recovery/Water Quality Improvements)
Local Actions
Pilot Project
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Cultural Resources, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Public Services, Transportation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildlife
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 11 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6, Department of Water Resources, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, Resources, Recycling and Recovery, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Colorado River Basin Region 7 (RWQCB)
Reviewing Agency Comments
Resources, Recycling and Recovery, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Colorado River Basin Region 7 (RWQCB)

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 state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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