Droutht Emergency Pumping System Installation and Operations

Summary

SCH Number
2014068104
Lead Agency
Fish & Wildlife 5 (San Diego) (California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 5)
Document Title
Droutht Emergency Pumping System Installation and Operations
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
SAA # 1600-2014-0080-R5 - Maintain the water flow from Cachuma Lake to households in the Santa Barbara area. Due to three years of drought, the lake level is at 35% of normal and the water level soon will be below the functioning gates on the gravity fed intake tower. An Emergency Pumping System (EPS) is needed to allow water to be pumped from a floating platform or barge to the intake tower, and the lowest gates (gates 4 and 5) in the tower which are now covered in silt, need to be exposed. The EPS must assure a 24/7 delivery of a maxium of 45 million gallons per day (MGD) to the intake tower.

Contact Information
Natasha Lohmus
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 5
South Coast Region 4949 Viewridge Avenue
San Diego, CA 92123

805 684-6281

Location

Counties
Santa Barbara

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301(b), Class 4
Reasons for Exemption
Maintenance of an existing facility of publicly owned utilities to provide drinking water.
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