Salton Sea Species Conservation Habitat Project

9 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2010061062
Lead Agency
Resources Agency, The (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
David Elms
Natural Resources Agency
1416 Ninth Street, Suite 1311
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (760) 200-9394
knicol@dfg.ca.gov

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

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Habitat Restoration)
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Economics/Jobs Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Growth Inducing Land Use Cumulative Effects Other Other Issues: GHG
Reviewing Agencies
Cal Fire California Department of Boating and Waterways California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol California Public Utilities Commission Caltrans, District 11 Coachella Valley Mountains Conservancy Department of Conservation Department of Water Resources Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 7 Resources Agency Native American Heritage Commission Colorado River Board Department of Toxic Substances Control State Lands Commission

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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