Walnut Canyon Reservoir (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2014-0110-R5)

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SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW)
Document Title
Walnut Canyon Reservoir (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2014-0110-R5)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has executed a Major Amendment to Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreement number 1600-2014-0110-R5, pursuant to Section 1602 of the Fish and Game Code to the City of Anaheim, as represented by Jon Sanks. The Project consists of a 20 year maintenance agreement for the routine landscaping maintenance at Walnut Canyon Reservoir (Reservoir). The 920 million gallon reservoir supplies Colorado River water to the Anaheim area. The Reservoir has no direct link to the Santa Ana River except under emergency situations; the water could be diverted to the Santa Ana River via the Walnut Canyon Diversion Channel. No work is to occur in the Walnut Canyon Diversion Channel. In addition to the Reservoir, a small drainage that collects local run-off is located just east of the Reservoir. The proposed activity includes the trimming of vegetation around the Reservoir and the drainage. The amendment is limited to allowing vegetation trimming within the nesting season provided that nesting bird surveys are conducted beforehand and nests are zoned off with an appropriate buffer zone.

Contact Information

Jennifer Blackhall
Agency Name
Job Title
Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Southern California
Cross Streets
See below "Other Location Info."
Other Location Info
The project is located at the Walnut Canyon Reservoir at 6571 E. Walnut Canyon Road, in the City of Anaheim (City), County of Orange; latitude 30°50’20.8” W, longitude 117°45’22.49” N; Assessor’s Parcel Number 085-591-03.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Type – Class 1; California Code of Regulations, title 14, section 15301
Reasons for Exemption
Class 1 includes minor repair, maintenance, or permitting to existing facilities. In this case, the project qualifies under subsection (b) as a water utility facility and (h) maintenance of existing landscape, native growth, and water supply reservoirs.
County Clerk


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