Lake Perris Beach Sand Replenishment Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
Lake Perris Beach Sand Replenishment Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
A recent engineering study of Lake Perris Dam indicated that a seismically-induced event could result in failure of the dam and result in an uncontrolled release to downstream urban areas. To minimize the potential of this event, the maximum water surface elevation of Lake Perris will be reduced approximately 25 feet. As a result of this lower water level, new shoreline will be exposed which will be absent of sand suitable for recreation. Clean imported sand will be applied to bring the beach elevation to approximately 1,558 feet. This will entail spreading sand over an area of approximately 3,000 feet long by 80 feet wide (5.5 acres). It is anticipated that sand will be spread to a depth of about one foot, totaling no more than 10,000 cubic yards of material. Sand for this project will be quarried fine aggregate which conforms to ASTM C-33 and free of foreign material or contamination.

Contact Information

Richard Sanchez
Agency Name
Department of Water Resources, Division of Operations & Maintena
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Moreno Valley, Perris

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15304
Reasons for Exemption
No environmental impacts are anticipated as a result of the Lake Perris Beach Sand Replenishment Project. Since replenishment activities are to take place on soil that was previously inundated, no vegetation or animal species exist within the project site. Any aquatic organisms present prior to the draw-down will have migrated with the receding water level.

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