Salton Sea Species Conservation Habitat Project (CESA MOU No. 2081a-2019-002-R6) Amendment No. 1

13 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2010061062
Lead Agency
California Natural Resources Agency
Document Title
Salton Sea Species Conservation Habitat Project (CESA MOU No. 2081a-2019-002-R6) Amendment No. 1
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
6/11/2021
Document Description
The project consists of the construction of a series of gravity-fed ponds with islands and areas of varying water depths that will serve as fish and avian habitat, the development of associated water delivery systems, and associated electrical power infrastructure development to provide power for the water pump(s). These ponds will impound saline water at a shallow depth within the project site to create piscivorous bird habitat within an area of currently exposed and dry playa area. This will be done to offset the loss of habitat of this type that is occurring as the Salton Sea recedes and becomes increasingly saline. The SCH project will involve the construction of ponds to the east and west of the New River. These ponds will cover a minimum of 3,770 acres and will also be associated with water delivery and electrical power supply infrastructure. The Amendment revises the project description by changing the freshwater intake from a pump to a water diversion structure, adding a flood buffer zone, temporary river crossing, and temporary water diversion within the existing project footprint, and changing details of the design of the saline water channel, sedimentation basins, vista point, and boat ramps.

Contact Information

Name
Charles Lands
Agency Name
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Contact Types
Responsible Agency

Location

Counties
Imperial
Regions
Southern California
Other Location Info
The Salton Sea Species Conservation Habitat Project is located in Imperial County towards the southern end of the Salton Sea at the mouth of the New River about 9 miles west of the City of Calipatria, Imperial County, State of California.

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
County Clerk
Imperial
Final Environmental Document Available at
The final environmental impact report prepared for the project is available to the general public at the office location listed above for the Lead Agency. CDFW’s record of project approval as Responsible Agency is available at CDFW’s regional office.

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
Yes
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
Yes
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
Yes
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
No
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes

Attachments

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