Planning and Research, Office of
(Office of Planning and Research)
Peterson Creek, Tributary to Sweetwater River
NOE - Notice of Exemption
The Wilson Ponds are manmade earthen stock ponds fed by surface flow of Peterson Creek. The Ponds will be diverted using two 8" high density polyethylene (HDPE) pipelines that sit on top of the ground; therefore, requiring no trenching. Two 200-horsepower-diesel-fueled pumps will be used to transport the water. One pump will be located at each of the two ponds (The upper and lower ponds will be utilized, the third, mid pond will not be used). A total of approximately 12,017 linear feet will be utilized for the pipeline routes. The project will divert a maximum of 0.52 cubic feet per second (CFS). The proposed pipeline route from the lower pond to Bell Bluff Truck Trail would be situated entirely on an existing dirt road. The pipeline for the upper pond would primarily be placed along existing dirt roads; however, a small segment of the pipeline would be laid on existing vegetation to reach the pond. No vegetation will be removed to complete the project; however, at the diversion point, some vegetation may have to be trimmed to place the pumps. The Applicant holds a Temporary Urgent Water Right Permit under the State Water Resources Control Board permit number 21276.
The project is located at the lower and upper Wilson ponds on private property owned by Mr. Dean Wilson, in the County of San Diego, State of California; and generally located west of Japatul Valley road, and south of Bell Bluff Truck Trail, Alpine, California, 91901. The site is located within Section 3, township 16S, Range 3E, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) map Viejas Mountain Quadrangle.
Notice of Exemption
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Reasons for Exemption
Class 4 consists of minor public or private alterations in the condition of land, water, and/or vegetation which do not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees except for forestry and agricultural purposes. The diversion is temporary with no permanent impacts to native habitat.