Geotechnical Investigations on the Santa Clara River near Saticoy, CA

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
United Water Conservation District
Document Title
Geotechnical Investigations on the Santa Clara River near Saticoy, CA
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Zoning - OS-80 ac/MRP; General Plan - Open Space (10 acres minimum)

Document Description
United is proposing to conduct geotechnical testing in order to properly design the foundation for a hardened ramp at the Freeman Diversion Dam. This ramp has been identified as a means to improve passage conditions for steelhead and the Pacific lamprey compared to passage conditions afforded by the current fish ladder. The testing would take place adjacent to the upstream side of the dam and involves construction of a temporary pad (80ft x 350ft), using adjacent river sediments, to support testing equipment. The pad would be removed immediately after testing is complete. Equipment includes a bulldozer, 2 excavators, 2 loaders, a drill rig, and a backhoe. The project would take approximately 21 working days and is scheduled for November 2012. The work area would be dewatered to the extent feasible by management of United's facility operations. Access is from the north via the top of the dam. Best management practices will be used during all work to minimize or prevent effects on water and sediment quality. A maximum of 2.1 acres of river bed would be temporarily disturbed, and noise from equipment would be above 69 decibels within 500 feet of the work site.

Contact Information
Sara Dowey
United Water Conservation District
Lead/Public Agency
106 N. 8th Street
Santa Paula, CA 93060

Phone : (805) 525-4431


34°17'58"N 119°6'29"W
Cross Streets
LA Avenue and Vineyard Avenue
Total Acres
Parcel #
090019059, 090019057
State Highways
Hwy 126
Santa Clara River
Other Location Info
City/Nearest Community: Saticoy

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (geotesting, no local action required)
Local Action
Project Issues
Aesthetics Agriculture and Forestry Resources Air Quality Biological Resources Cultural Resources Cumulative Effects Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Geology/Soils Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Land Use/Planning Mineral Resources Noise Population/Housing Public Services Recreation Schools/Universities Septic System Sewer Capacity Solid Waste Transportation Vegetation Wetland/Riparian Wildfire GHG
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of State Parks, Division of Boating and Waterways California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT) California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region 4 (RWQCB) California State Lands Commission (SLC) Central Valley Flood Protection Board Resources Agency State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) Department of Water Resources

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