Groundwater Recharge and Swainson's Hawk Habitat Preservation Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency
Document Title
Groundwater Recharge and Swainson's Hawk Habitat Preservation Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
General Plan: Agricultural Cropland and Natural Preserve; Zoning: Agricultural 80 and Agricultural 40

Document Description
The Groundwater Recharge and Swainson’s Hawk Habitat Preservation Project consists of protecting 129 acres for groundwater recharge and constructing a pipeline to allow surface water spreading and infiltration on the property. SAFCA will buy fee title to the property that will secure the right to recharge groundwater by surface application on the site. SAFCA will construct a pipeline from the adjoining Omochumne-Hartnell Water District (OHWD) groundwater recharge project (OHWD Project) onto the site. The source of recharge water is excess (winter) stormwater flow diversion from the Cosumnes River. Up to four monitoring wells or real-time transducers will be installed on or near the site.

Contact Information
Gary Bardini
Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency
1007 7th St, 7th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 874-7606


38°27'5"N 121°13'14"W
Elk Grove
Cross Streets
Sloughhouse Road and Grant Line Rd
Total Acres
Parcel #
Lucchetti Ranch (Private)
Cosumnes River, Deer Creek, Folsom South Canal

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Water Facilities (Recharge pipeline)
Local Action
Grant App. and Implementation
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board California Department of Conservation California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 3 California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics California Department of Water Resources California Native American Heritage Commission California Natural Resources Agency California State Lands Commission Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights Central Valley Flood Protection Board California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2


Environmental Document
GW & SWH Habitat IS MND Public Review Draft with appendices   PDF 7561 K GW & SWH Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration   PDF 92 K OPR SCH Summary Form - SAFCA GW & SWH   PDF 579 K
Notice of Completion & Environmental Document Transmittal   PDF 286 K
State Comments
2020039072_CDFW Comment   PDF 238 K 2020039072_CVFPB Comment   PDF 987 K 2020039072_RWQCB Comment   PDF 264 K

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