Talbert Extraction Well Decommissioning Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Orange County Water District
Document Title
Talbert Extraction Well Decommissioning Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
N/ A - Project occurs within municipal rights of way
Document Description
The proposed project involves the destruction and permanent decommissioning of seven (7) extraction wells including demolition of the associated structures and pipeline and construction of one (1) new monitoring well within the City of Huntington Beach. The extraction wells and associated pipelines were constructed in the 1960s by OCWD as components of a system intended to extract and convey saline groundwater within the Talbert Gap in an effort to reduce the potential for seawater intrusion into the Orange County Groundwater Basin. Operation of the extraction wells was stopped in 1981 and all components of the system are inactive. The proposed Project would be intended to permanently decommission the inactive components of the extraction well system and install one new monitoring well on City of Huntington Beach right of way.

Contact Information

Shawn Nevill
Agency Name
Orange County Water District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Huntington Beach
Cross Streets
Various locations within southeastern Huntington Beach
Total Acres
State Highways
SR-55, SR-73, 1-405
Various HBCSD Schools
Santa Ana River, Talbert Channel, Pacific Ocean

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 12 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Santa Ana Region 8 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency, Resources, Recycling and Recovery, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights
Development Types
Water Facilities (Type Monitoring Well)
Local Actions
Site Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire


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