Mono Basin Water Rights Licenses Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Document Title
Mono Basin Water Rights Licenses Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Open Space, Resource Management, Quasi-Public Facilities

Document Description
LADWP proposes to implement Water Rights Licenses 10191 and 10192 as “living licenses” that include stream flow management and modification of the Grant Lake Reservoir spillway to allow for controlled releases of larger volumes of water from the reservoir during wetter time periods under the guidance of the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB). The proposed Stream Ecosystem Flow (SEF) regime follows the recommendations provided in the 2010 Mono Basin Stream Restoration and Monitoring Program: Synthesis of Instream Flow Recommendations summarizing the 12-year monitoring program (Synthesis Report). The SEFs were developed by the SWRCB-appointed stream scientists after 12 years of study and are intended to achieve goals of “functional and self-sustaining stream systems with healthy riparian ecosystem components” and “trout in good condition” for Rush Creek and Lee Vining Creek.

Contact Information
Jane Hauptman
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Lead/Public Agency
111 N Hope Street, Room 1044 LADWP
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Phone : (213) 367-0968

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP)
Project Applicant


37°51'43.9"N 119°6'13.6"W
State Highways
US Highway 395
Grant Lake Reservoir, Rush Creek, Lee Vining Creek, Parker Creek, Walker Creek, Mono Lake
1 S
26 E
Other Location Info
7 miles south of the community of Lee Vining
Other Information
Sections: 3, 4, 9, 10, 15, 16

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Water Facilities (Spillway Modification)
Project Issues
Aesthetics Agriculture and Forestry Resources Air Quality Biological Resources Cultural Resources Cumulative Effects Drainage/Absorption Economics/Jobs Flood Plain/Flooding Geology/Soils Greenhouse Gas Emissions Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Land Use/Planning Mineral Resources Noise Population/Housing Public Services Recreation Schools/Universities Solid Waste Transportation Tribal Cultural Resources Vegetation Wetland/Riparian Wildfire Wildlife
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB) California Department of Conservation (DOC) California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Water Resources (DWR) California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES) California Highway Patrol (CHP) California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Natural Resources Agency California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan Victorville Region 6 (RWQCB) California State Lands Commission (SLC) Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation Sierra Nevada Conservancy 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 California Department of Transportation, District 9 (DOT) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 (CDFW)


Environmental Document
Appendix A_Flow Tables   PDF 201 K Appendix B_GBUAPCD 2018   PDF 1607 K Appendix C_Bio   PDF 12810 K Appendix D_Hydro Info   PDF 12339 K Appendix E_Watercourse 2020   PDF 908 K Initial Study-Mitigated Negative Declaration   PDF 9130 K Notice of Intent   PDF 252 K Summary Form   PDF 579 K
NOC (signed)   PDF 244 K
State Comments
2020110004_Caltrans D9 Comment   PDF 170 K 2020110004_CDFW Comment   PDF 260 K

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