Moorpark Desalter Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Ventura County
Document Title
Moorpark Desalter Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Present Land Use
GP: Agriculture Public ROW

Document Description
The desalter facility would pump and treat poor quality groundwater from a shallow aquifer in the South Las Posas Basin and provide higher quality water to future users. The Project is a key element in the Northern Reach Renewable Water Management Plan which was developed as part of the Calleguas Creek Boron, Chloride, Total Dissolved Solids, and Sulfate Total Maximum Daily Load Compliance Plan. The Project would supplement imported water supplies, remove poor quality groundwater, allow higher quality storm flows to recharge the shallow unconfined groundwater basin, and improve the groundwater quality of the overall basin. Brine produced by the reverse osmosis process would be transported out of the watershed through the Salinity Management Pipeline (SMP), currently being constructed by Calleguas Municipal Water District. The SMP would convey brine from Moorpark to the ocean discharge point at Point Hueneme. The Project would include approximately twenty two extraction wells and a conveyance pipeline from the well field to the desalter facility.

Contact Information
Susan Pan
Ventura County
6767 Spring Road
Moorpark, CA 93020

Phone : (805) 378-3025


34°16'37.16"N 118°54'55.18"W
Cross Streets
Grimes Canyon and Los Angeles Avenue
State Highways
SR 23
Calleguas Creek

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Local Action
Other Action Other Action: Desalter
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Geologic/Seismic Noise Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wildlife Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region 4 Department of Water Resources Resources Agency State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights California Native American Heritage Commission California Department of Transportation, District 7 California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5

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 or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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