San Pasqual Undergrounding Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
United States Department of the Interior, Indian Affairs
Document Title
San Pasqual Undergrounding Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Semi Rural Res, open space, rural lands, public agency lands, and tribal lands
Document Description
The proposed project is an integral component of the San Luis Rey Indian Water Rights Settlement Agreement (Jan 30, 2015), which includes federal, tribal and local entities. The proposed project would remove, relocate, and replace about 2.5 miles of the Escondido Canal that crosses the San Pasqual Reservation. The proposed project consists of four primary elements: 1) construction of a new desilting basin and access road; 2) replacement of about 2,000 ft of existing canal with a buried 60-in pipeline; 3) replacement of another approximately 2 miles of existing canal with a buried 60-in pipeline; and 4) removal and reclamation of 2 miles of the existing Escondido Canal. The proposed action of the BIA is the granting of a ROW easement on trust lands of the San Pasqual Reservation which is necessary for the implementation of the proposed project.

Contact Information

John Rydzik
Agency Name
U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Diego
Cross Streets
North Canal Rd, Lake Wohlford Rd, and Paradise Mountain Rd
Valley Center MS
Paradise Creek

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Justice, Attorney General's Office, California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 11 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region 9 (RWQCB), Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW)
Development Types
Water Facilities (Type pipeline, MGD 36)
Local Actions
ROW Easement
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Noise, Transportation

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