Lake Skinner Routine Maintenance Projects (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2016-0192-R6)

Summary

SCH Number
2017088474
Lead Agency
Fish & Wildlife 6 (Ontario) (California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6)
Document Title
Lake Skinner Routine Maintenance Projects (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2016-0192-R6)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
8/22/2017

Document Description
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has executed Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreement number 1600-2016-0192-R6, pursuant to Section 1602 of the Fish and Game Code to The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD). MWD proposes the removal of accumulated vegetation and sediment in the Lake Skinner Spillway and at the Lake Skinner Dam that has the potential to impede and compromise the proper functioning of the facilities. MWD is also proposing to excavate to restore flow capacity to Tucalota Creek through the intersection of Auld Rd. and Borel Rd. Routine maintenance would also be conducted semi-annually and following large storm events on an as-needed basis for all three projects. Project 1 consists of recurring temporary impacts to 0.046 acres of freshwater marsh. Project 2 consists of recurrent temporary impacts to 0.631 acres of Southern willow scrub/woodland and freshwater marsh. Project 3 consists of recurring temporary impacts to 0.066 acres of southern willow scrub, and a one-time temporary impact to 0.181 acres of non-native grassland. Habitat restoration will include non-native invasive species removal and enhancement of 1.37 acres within the Tucalota Creek/ Lake Skinner Watershed, and seeding to 0.181 acres of non-native grassland.

Contact Information
Mary Ngo
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6
3602 Inland Empire Blvd., Suite C-220
Ontario, CA 91764

Phone : (562) 342-2140

Location

Counties
Riverside
Cross Streets
Auld Rd and Borel Ed
Waterways
Lake Skinner Dam,
Township
7S
Range
2W
Section
3 & 10
Other Location Info
Winchester, CA

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1; S: 15301
Reasons for Exemption
Operation, repair, maintenance, permitting, leasing, licensing, or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographical features, involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond that existing at the time of the lead agency's determination

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