Ventura River Stream Gage Bubbler Installation and Operation Project

Summary

SCH Number
2020100219
Lead Agency
Water Resources, Department of (California Department of Water Resources)
Document Title
Ventura River Stream Gage Bubbler Installation and Operation Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
10/12/2020
Project Applicant
State of California Department of Water Resources

Document Description
Under the hydrological data collection objective of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), the Department of Water Resources (DWR) proposes to deploy a network of stream gages in high and medium priority groundwater basins to reduce data gaps in the existing stream gage network. The enhanced network would provide essential data to improve water management- including groundwater recharge and to protect fish and wildlife. This proposed project would install a stream gage on Ventura River in the medium priority Upper Ventura Basin (4-003.01). See NOE for full details.

Contact Information
Albert Lu
State of California Department of Water Resources
770 Fairmont Ave, Suite 200
Glendale, CA 91203-1035

Phone : (818) 549-2330

Location

Coordinates
34°24'9.7"N 119°18'23.7"W
Cities
Oak View
Counties
Ventura

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15306
Reasons for Exemption
Most of the proposed activities would take place on developed portions of the drainage. The conduit may lay across a mixture of invasive Bromes and Arundo Donax as well as some typical wetland/riparian plants like Baccharis salicifolia (Mulefat) in the streambed, but no existing native vegetation would be removed. The installation of the stream gage would not significantly disturb the local ecology. No heavy equipment would be utilized, and ground disturbance would be minimal. The proposed construction activities would take place outside of nesting season (February 15 to September 15) to mitigate impact to the local and migratory bird population. Impacts to plants, wildlife, or cultural resources would be minimal. There would be minimal impact to the streambed and streambank in the Ventura River. Therefore, no environmental regulatory permits would be required.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2020100219_Ventura River   PDF 379 K

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