Santa Rosa Plateau Pond Creation Project Phase II - Water Well Drilling

Summary

SCH Number
2021030271
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 (CDFW)
Document Title
Santa Rosa Plateau Pond Creation Project Phase II - Water Well Drilling
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
3/10/2021

Document Description
In November 2017, three ponds were created on the SRPER as climate and drought refugla for a suite of regionally declining aquatic and semi-aquatic species, including western pond turtle. California red-legged frog and coast range newt The ponds are currently fled with municipal water which contains chemicals that can be harmful to amphibians. To address water quality and quantity Issues, this prefect proposes to drill a ground water well to be exclusively used to 111 the ponds created in 2017. The prefect will result in permanent impacts to roughly 1.000 square feet of non-native annual grassland to support the wed. solar panels and associated infrastructure Surveys for rare, threatened and endangered species have been conducted multiple times in the area and none have been detected. Additional surveys wrt be conducted prior to starting the prefect and the footprint will be adjusted to avoid impacts to sensitive species.

Contact Information
Richard Kim
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant
3602 Inland Empire Boulevard #C-220
Ontario, CA 91764

Phone : (760) 518-1333
Richard.Kim@wildlife.ca.gov

Location

Coordinates
33°31'52.3"N 117°16'4.8"W
Cities
Murrieta
Counties
Riverside
Regions
Southern California
Cross Streets
Clinton Keith
Zip
92562
Total Acres
.04

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
14 CCR §15304 (d)
Reasons for Exemption
This project will result in habitat improvements for wildlife on an officially designated CDFW ecological reserve. Avoidance measures will be implemented to avoid all impacts to sensitive species.
County Clerk
Riverside

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
FinalNOE_SRPER_Well   PDF 4031 K

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