Pinto Lake Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Watsonville, City of (City of Watsonville)
Document Title
Pinto Lake Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The Pinto Lake Restoration project will treat internal nutrient loadings that drive cyanobacteria blooms using environmentally safe and proven technologies including polymers/coagulants such as aluminum sulfate or similar. Nutrient loading data will be used to determine the type and amount of polymer/coagulant for in-lake treatment. This data will be obtained from sampling of lake sediments and runoff in the tributary creeks. Polymer/coagulant will be applied by purpose-built barge that uses a GPS-linked computer system for boat guidance and integrated, real-time polymer/coagulant dosing control. The project timeline will be approximately 6 months.

Contact Information
Suzi Merriam
City of Watsonville
250 Main Street
Watsonville, CA 95077-5000



Santa Cruz
Other Information
451 Green Valley Road

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
Class 6 consists of basic data collection and research activities which do not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource.
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