Rancho Temescal Long Term Maintenance of Surface Water Diversion Pumps Project (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2019-0215-R5)


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Fish and Wildlife, Region 5 - South Coast, San Diego (California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5)
Document Title
Rancho Temescal Long Term Maintenance of Surface Water Diversion Pumps Project (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2019-0215-R5)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has executed Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreement number 1600-2019-0215-R5, pursuant to Section 1602 of the Fish and Game Code to Tim Cohen of Rancho Temescal. The Permittee has operated surface water diversion pumps at these same two locations through two previous CDFW agreements 1600-2001-0316-R5 and 1600-2008-0143-R5 Revision 1. The Permittee intends to alter the streambed by operating and maintaining (3) three surface water diversion pumps at two locations. Pump location #1 consists of two electric pumps and two screens, and are capable of diverting, 1,000 gallons per minute (gpm). Pump location #2 consists of one diesel pump and one screen, capable of diverting 500gpm. Each pump intake is fitted with a fine mesh screen.

Contact Information
Joseph Stanovich
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
3883 Ruffin Road
San Diego, CA 92123

Phone : (818) 585-7801


34°27'6.76"N 118°45'16.6"W
Parcel #
016-0-210-02 and 055-0-070-03
Piru Creek
Other Location Info
Location #1: Approximately 0.6 miles downstream of the Santa Felecia dam and upstream of the confluence of Lime Canyon and Piru creek. Location #2: Approximately 0.6 miles upstream of the Center Street bridge in the diversion pond operated by Piru Mutual Water Company.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class (1); California Code of Regulations, title 14, section (15301)
Reasons for Exemption
Class 1 consists of operation, repair, maintenance, permitting, leasing, licensing, or minor alteration of existing private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographical features, involving no expansion beyond that existing at the time. This project includes the maintenance and operation of an existing private water pumping pits with no expansion beyond that of what is already existing.


Notice of Exemption
2020060277_2019-0215   PDF 264 K

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