Salton Sea Species Conservation Habitat Project

20 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2010061062
Lead Agency
The Resources Agency
Document Title
Salton Sea Species Conservation Habitat Project
Document Type
JD - Joint Document
Received
Present Land Use
Salton Sea is a repository for agricultural drainage; surrounding areas are predominantly used for agriculture.
Document Description
The SCH Project would restore up to 3,770 acres of shallow water habitat at the southern end of the Salton Sea lost due to the Sea's ever-increasing hypersalinity and reduced areas as the Sea recedes. Ponds to support fish and wildlife species dependent on the Salton Sea would be constructed and operated by the CA Dept. of Fish and Game and supplied with a combination of brackish and saline water, blended to maintain an appropriate salinity range. This "proof of concept" project includes several features, characteristics, and operations that could be tested under an adaptive management framework. The proof-of-concept period would last for approximately 10 years after completion of construction; the ponds then would be operated until the end of the 75-year period covered by the Quantification Settlement Agreement or until funds were no longer available.

Contact Information

Name
David Elms
Agency Name
Natural Resources Agency
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Location

Cities
Calipatria
Counties
Imperial
Zip
Multiple
Total Acres
3770
Parcel #
Multiple
State Highways
Hwy 86 & 111
Railways
Union Pacific
Airports
No
Waterways
New River, Alamo River
Township
Multip
Range
Multip
Section
Multip
Base
Multiple

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
Cal Fire, California Coachella Valley Mountains Conservancy (CVMC), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of State Parks, Division of Boating and Waterways, California Department of Transportation, District 11 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Colorado River Basin Region 7 (RWQCB), Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), Colorado River Board, Department of Toxic Substances Control, California State Lands Commission (SLC)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), Colorado River Board, Department of Toxic Substances Control, California State Lands Commission (SLC)
Development Types
Other (Habitat Restoration)
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, 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, Wildfire, GHG

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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