Salton Sea Species Conservation Habitat (SCH) Project
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Salton Sea is a repository for agricultural drainage; surrounding areas are predominantly used for agriculture.
The SCH Project would construct habitat configured in a series of interconnected shallow ponds at either the north or south ends of the Salton Sea, or in both areas. The Project size at total build-out is currently expected to be approximately 2,400 acres, which may be constructed over a period of several years. The actual total Project size may vary, and SCH ponds would vary in size. The Project's ponds would be created by constructing dikes below the elevation of -228' msl using material excavated from the Sea bed. Rivers would provide the primary source of water for the ponds. The SCH would be designed to manage salinity at varying ranges to maximize biological productivity and minimize adverse effects from water quality.
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Economics/Jobs, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian
State Reviewing Agencies
Cal Fire, California Coachella Valley Mountains Conservancy (CVMC), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Colorado River Basin Region 7 (RWQCB), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance, California State Lands Commission (SLC), Colorado River Board
Reviewing Agency Comments
California State Lands Commission (SLC), Colorado River Board
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