Madera Lake Pump and Pipeline (California Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit No. 2081 2022-068-04 (ITP))

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Madera Water District (MWD)
Document Title
Madera Lake Pump and Pipeline (California Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit No. 2081 2022-068-04 (ITP))
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Document Description
The proposed project includes the movement of water from Madera Irrigation District (MID) or other sources to be brought into Madera Water District (MWD) through Madera Lake. The project would entail the installation of a siphon in Madera Lake, siphon inlet channel, booster pumps, and a pipeline to obtain a flowrate of up to 8,000 gpm, with up to 6,000 gpm delivered into MWD and up to 2,000 gpm delivered to the neighboring property. The booster pump(s) will discharge into a buried plastic pipeline that passes through the orchard west of Madera Lake for about ½ mile, then turns north and follows the existing dirt farm road on the Road 29½ alignment for about 5,700 feet. The pipeline will terminate at a proposed booster pump station north of the Avenue 19 ½ alignment, which will discharge into the existing MWD distribution system near the existing Well No. 3 and associated basin. All project-related disturbances would be limited to an area of approximately 10.6 acres consisting of the temporary disturbance corridor, staging areas, equipment turnaround, and work areas associated with the sump, booster pump stations, and pipeline turnout supplying the orchard. The Project will result in impacts to approximately 1.60 acres of California tiger salamander (Ambystoma californiense) habitat including temporary impacts to 1.34 acres of annual grassland and 0.26 acres of a remnant vernal pool, that provide upland and aquatic habitat features. The Project will permanently remove 5 square feet of annual grassland habitat that provides California tiger salamander upland habitat. The project is expected to result in incidental take of California tiger salamander, which is designated as a threatened species under the California Endangered Species Act. The ITP referenced above as issued by CDFW authorizes incidental take of species listed under CESA that may occur as a result of Project implementation.

Contact Information

Stephanie Manzo
Agency Name
Job Title
Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Responsible Agency


Southern California
Other Location Info
The Madera Lake Pump and Pipeline Project (Project) is located approximately 3 miles northeast of the City of Madera in unincorporated Madera County, California. It is found on the Daulton and Kismet USGS 7.5-minute quadrangles (Figure 2) in Sections 28, 33, and 34 of Township 10 South, Range 18 East, Mount Diablo Base and Meridian.

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
County Clerk
Final Environmental Document Available at
The Mitigated Negative Declaration prepared by the lead agency for the Project is available to the general public at Madera Water District, 16943 Road 26, Suite 103, Madera, CA 93638.


(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA


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