Upper Chiquita Reservoir Emergency Storage Project

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Santa Margarita Water District
Document Title
Upper Chiquita Reservoir Emergency Storage Project
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Open space per City of Rancho Santa Margarita General Plan and Zoning Code

Document Description
The proposed project would include development of an earthfill dam structure and a covered, domestic water reservoir with a storage volume of 720 AF within the City of Rancho Santa Margarita north of Oso Parkway and west of the current terminus of State Route 241. The reservoir footprint would be approximately 19.7 acres with a surface area of approximately 15.4 acres and would have a High Water Level of 860 feet. The overall permanent disturbance area for the project would encompass approximately 27 acres. In addition to the proposed dam and reservoir, the project also proposes the following facilities: access roads, spillway and drainage facilities, inlet/outlet facilities, a pump station, disinfection equipment, and pipeline connection to the South Orange County Pipeline.

Contact Information
Daniel Ferons
Santa Margarita Water District
Lead/Public Agency
26111 Antonio Parkway
Las Flores, CA 92688

Phone : (949) 459-6590


Rancho Santa Margarita
Cross Streets
Oso Parkway and SR-241
Total Acres
State Highways
Tesoro High School
Chiquita Canada Channel

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Water Facilities (Type Reservoir, MGD 720 AF)
Local Action
Site Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetics Agriculture and Forestry Resources Air Quality Biological Resources Cultural Resources Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Geology/Soils Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Land Use/Planning Mineral Resources Noise Population/Housing Public Services Recreation Schools/Universities Sewer Capacity Solid Waste Transportation Vegetation Wetland/Riparian Wildfire
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region 9 (RWQCB) Department of Toxic Substances Control Resources Agency State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) Department of Water Resources California Department of Transportation, District 12 (DOT)

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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