Lake Perris Riparian Area Irrigation Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
Lake Perris Riparian Area Irrigation Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The normal water surface elevation of Lake Perris was reduced approximately 25 feet from elevation 1588 to 1563 to reduce the potential for dam failure and overtopping during the maximum credible earthquake on the San Jacinto Fault zone. As a result of this lower water level, approximately 2.5 miles of riparian vegetation along the east and southeast shoreline has been separated from the water surface by about 100 feet of now exposed shoreline. In order to maintain the vegetation an an above ground irrigation system will be developed and installed.

Contact Information

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



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15307 - Class 7
Reasons for Exemption
The delivery of water to the riparian area at Lake Perris is necessary to maintain its current condition, which serves as habitat for the State and Federally endangered Least Bell's Vireo and Southwest Willow Flycatcher. No impacts are anticipated from the installation and use of the irrigation system.

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