The SARCCUP is a watershed-scale collaborative program that has been developed to Improve the Santa Ana River watershed's water supply resiliency. This collaborative program includes implementing multiple projects that would manage surface water and groundwater to improve the overall reliability of water supply in the watershed, The proposed Project Includes the implementation of five specific projects (Joint Projects) that are located within the Santa Ana River Watershed. The five specific projects would assist in achieving the objectives of SARCCUP. On October 28, 2018, Inland Empire Utilities Agency (IEUA), as lead agency, issued a Notice of
Preparation stating that it would be preparing an EIR to study the Project's potential Impacts, if any, to the environment. !EVA issued and publicly circulated for review, a Draft EIR for the Project in November 2018, and certified the Final EIR for the Project on February 20, 2019, The Final EIR concluded that the Project would not cause any potentially significant effects to the environment. At a noticed public meeting held on March 20, 2019, WMWD considered the Project, and the environmental effects of which were studied in the Final EIR. At that meeting, WMWD approved the Project in its limited capacity as a responsible agency, and adopted Resolution No. 3062.