Eagle Lake Sewage Ponds Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 6 (Lahontan)
Document Title
Eagle Lake Sewage Ponds Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
National Forest

Document Description
The Eagle Lake Ranger District of the Lassen National Forest (NF) is proposing the following Eagle Lake Sewer Ponds Project (Project). The Eagle Lake sewage ponds service the Lassen NF's Eagle Lake Recreation Area (ELRA). The ponds, lined in the 1980's, are beginning to deteriorate. The draft Environmental Assessment/Initial Study (draft EA/IS) describes five alternatives (including a "No Action alternative") proposed in order to address the situation, and discloses the potential environmental effects of each of the alternatives. Patches are considered temporary fixes to mitigate the potential immediate safety hazard of small leaks in the lining. Complete replacement of the liners could prevent widespread failure of one or more of the ponds' linings, however, draining the ponds and replacing the liners could require closure for at least one season of the ELRA. Closure of these recreation facilities could have a negative impact-political and/or economic- on the public, surrounding communities, and the NF. Expansion of the facility could circumvent this issue, but the National Forest System (NFS) parcel on which the existing facility is located is limited in size. To add to the concerns, existing storage capacity of the evaporation ponds may be inadequate to handle future capacity increases to the ELRA.

Contact Information
George Cella
Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 6 (Lahontan)
Lead/Public Agency
2501 Lake Tahoe Boulevard
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Phone : (530) 542-5426


Cross Streets
National Forest System Road 31N07, approximately 2 miles SW of Route A1
Total Acres
Little Merrill Flat Wetlands, Merrill Creek, Eagle Lake

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Waste Treatment:Other (Type: Secondary (evap.) MGD: 0.007)
Local Action
Project Issues
Aesthetics Agriculture and Forestry Resources Air Quality Biological Resources Cultural Resources Cumulative Effects Drainage/Absorption Geology/Soils Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Mineral Resources Noise Population/Housing Public Services Recreation Sewer Capacity Transportation Vegetation Wetland/Riparian Wildfire Beneficial Uses
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Northern and Eureka Region 1 (CDFW) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 2 (DOT) California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Resources Agency

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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