Restoration of West Pond as Mohave tui chub Habitat in Mojave National Reserve


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Lead Agency
National Park Service
Document Title
Restoration of West Pond as Mohave tui chub Habitat in Mojave National Reserve
Document Type
EA - Environmental Assessment

Document Description
The EA analyzes a no action and two action alternatives to restore West Pond as wildlife habitat in Mojave National Preserve. The National Park Service proposes to improve water quality by pumping fresh water into the pond from the nearby well. Raising the pond level will reverse the groundwater flow gradient from West Pond to the aquifer, to overcome the evaporative concentration of the pond water, and improve water quality over time. The second action alternative would add a hose to drain off the overflow and, hopefully, quicken the rate of water quality improvement. The long-term objective is to rehabilitate West Pond to sustain populations of Mohave tui chub, a desert fish species listed as endangered, and Western pond turtle, a California species of special concern.

Contact Information
Danette Woo
National Park Service/Mojave National Preserve
Lead/Public Agency
2701 Barstow Road
Barstow, CA 92311

Phone : (760) 252-6107


35°8'33.71"N 116°6'20.30"W
San Bernardino
Cross Streets
Boulevard of Dreams and Zzyzx Road at Zzyzx
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State Highways
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Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Restoration of wetland habitat)
Project Issues
Biological Resources Cumulative Effects Drainage/Absorption Geology/Soils Hydrology/Water Quality Public Services Recreation Transportation Vegetation Wetland/Riparian
Reviewing Agencies
Cal Fire California Air Resources Board (ARB) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 8 (DOT) California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan Victorville Region 6 (RWQCB) Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6 Department of Water Resources Resources Agency State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights

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