Application of Copper to the State Water Project to Control Aquatic Weeds and Algal Blooms

2 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2014032086
Lead Agency
Water Resources, Department of (California Department of Water Resources)
Document Title
Application of Copper to the State Water Project to Control Aquatic Weeds and Algal Blooms
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received

Document Description
To minimize the impact of aquatic weeds and algae on SWP water quality and conveyance, DWR plans to apply copper, on an as-needed basis throughout the growing season, at O'Neill Forebay (Merced County), Quail Lake (Los Angeles County), Pyramid Lake (Los Angeles County), and Silverwood Lake (San Bernardino County). DWR currently applies copper at other SWP facilities under a categorical exception obtained from the State Water Resources Control Board in 2004 pursuant to section 5.3 of the State Implementation Plan (SIP). In applying copper, DWR is able to achieve control of nuisance aquatic weeds and algae without degrading water quality.

Contact Information
Jeff Janik
California Department of Water Resources
1416 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

916 653 5688

Location

Counties
Sacramento
Waterways
O'Neill Forebay, Quail, Pyramid, and Silverwood Lakes
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