Vegetation Removal from La Paz Channel


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Moulton Niguel Water District
Document Title
Vegetation Removal from La Paz Channel
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The La Paz Channel, where it passes by the South Orange County Wastewater Authority 3A Treatment Plant, is heavily vegetated with both native and non-native vegetation. This vegetation is limiting the carrying capacity of the channel and causing the channel to overflow during peak flows. When the channel overflows, it floods the Camino Capistrano Road and driveway to 3A Treatment Plant preventing access to and from the facilty. The purpose of the project is to remove non-native and a limited amount of native vegetation with hand-labor from approximately 4 acres of the La Paz Channel to prevent the channel overflowing during peak flows and maintain access to the 3A Treatment Plant.

Contact Information
Leah Van Der Maaten
Moulton Niguel Water District
27500 La Paz Road
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

Phone : (949) 425-3554


Mission Viejo

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301, 33 - Class 1 & 33
Reasons for Exemption
Maintenance or minor alteraiton of an existing topographic feature involving negligible or no expansion of use and is considered maintenance of a stream channel to protect fish and wildlife resources. Project is less than five acres in size.

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