Castaic Lake Bird Management Pilot Program


SCH Number
Public Agency
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Document Title
Castaic Lake Bird Management Pilot Program
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Studies have shown that Western Gulls are the dominant source of bacteria in Castaic Lake, a water supply reservoir. The Bird Management Pilot Project will utilize manned boats to affect gull roosting patterns at night during two sotrm events during the 2006-2007 storm season. Water quality monitoring and field surveys will be conducted to assess the effectiveness of the pilot project in reducing nocturnal roosting on the lake, as well as any subsequent improvements to lake water quality.

Contact Information

Marty Meisler
Agency Name
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Los Angeles
Other Location Info

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15304 - Class 1
Reasons for Exemption
The project consist of basic data collection, research, experimental management, and resource evaluation activities, which do not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource.

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