Application of Copper-Based Algaecides at Five Reservoirs in San Diego County

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
San Diego County Water Authority
Document Title
Application of Copper-Based Algaecides at Five Reservoirs in San Diego County
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
various; project occurs at 5 existing surface water reservoirs

Document Description
The project consists of the occasional application of copper-based algaecides at 5 reservoirs to control and prevent degradation of water quality resulting from algae blooms. The subject reservoirs and the public water agencies that own and operate them are Olivenhain Reservoir (San Diego County Water Authority), Lake Jennings (Helix Water District), Lake Poway, San Dieguito Reservoir, and Sweetwater Reservoir. Copper-based algaecide application is authorized by the SWRCB under a statewide General Permit, Water Quality Order No. 2013-0002-DWQ (as amended by Order No. 2014-0078-DWQ).

Contact Information
Larry Purcell
San Diego County Water Authority
4677 Overland Avenue
San Diego, CA 92123

Phone : (858) 522-6752


San Diego
Parcel #
State Highways
I-8, SR 67, 125, 54
Sweetwater River
Other Location Info

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Local Action
Other Action Other Action: algaecide application
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Schools/Universities Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Wetland/Riparian Land Use
Reviewing Agencies
Cal Fire California Air Resources Board California Department of Boating and Waterways California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 11 California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region 9 California San Diego River Conservancy Department of Pesticide Regulation Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Resources Agency State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5

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