Owens Lake Master Plan


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Document Title
Owens Lake Master Plan
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
LUD: Natural Resources
Document Description
LADWP is currently managing the implementation of the Owens Lake Dust Mitigation Program to reduce emissions of particulate matter less than or equal to 10 microns in diameter (PM10) to meet state and federal air quality standards. The OLDMP is operated in compliance with Agreements with the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District (GBUAPCD) under the authority of California Health and Safety Code Sec. 42316, legal settlement agreements with GBUAPCD, lease agreements for use of state lands (administered by the California State Lands Commission), and other regulatory approvals. For over 12 years, LADWP has primarily relied on shallow flooding at Owens Lake to control PM10, which has resulted in the use of as much as 80,500 acre feet of water from the Los Angeles Aqueduct each year for dust control. As part of the Master Project, LADWP intends to use less aqueduct water for dust suppression at Owens Lake. In doing so, LADWP can enhance water supply reliability by making aqueduct water available for other beneficial uses.

Contact Information

Julie Van Wagner
Agency Name
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Total Acres
State Highways
SR 136, 190, US 395
Other Location Info
Lone Pine

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of State Parks, Division of Boating and Waterways, California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan Victorville Region 6 (RWQCB), Department of Water Resources, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, California Department of Transportation, District 9 (DOT), California State Lands Commission (SLC)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 9 (DOT), California State Lands Commission (SLC)
Development Types
Other (Dust Mitigation)
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Hydrology/Water Quality, Transportation

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 state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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