2023-2026 Monitoring Well Drilling and Installation Program


SCH Number
Public Agency
Mojave Water Agency
Document Title
2023-2026 Monitoring Well Drilling and Installation Program
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Mojave Water Agency (MWA) will drill and install three multi-completion monitoring wells in various areas of its service area boundary throughout 2023-2026 to enhance the existing groundwater elevation and water quality monitoring network. Purpose: Location 1: identify the groundwater influences of the Helendale Fault on the west side of the Mojave River (requires property acquisition); Location 2: drill new well to replace existing well on non-MWA-owned property near the confluence of Deep Creek and West Fork of the Mojave River headwaters in which the well data is no longer available to MWA (requires property acquisition); Location 3: confirm groundwater influences at the MWA Lucerne Valley Pump Station’s proposed groundwater recharge project location.

Contact Information

Adnan Anabtawi
Agency Name
Mojave Water Agency
Job Title
General Manger
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Apple Valley, Lucerne Valley and Helendale
San Bernardino
Other Location Info
Location 1: one new monitoring well generally between Indian Trail and Smithson Road (exact location to be determined); Location 2: one new monitoring well in the vicinity of Deep Creek and the West Fork of Mojave River headwaters near Arrowhead Lake Road (exact location to be determined); Location 3: one new monitoring well at the MWA’s Lucerne Valley pump station property, 37776 Foothill Road, Lucerne Valley.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Type, Section or Code
Sec. 21080(b)(1); 15268
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project consists of installing three monitoring wells for the purpose of basic data collection, research, experimental management, and resource evaluation activities which do not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource. Although the locations are not yet determined for Locations 1 and 2, it is the MWA’s intent to purchase property to install the new wells on disturbed land and/or the wells have a small footprint that would not cause a major disturbance to environmental resources.
County Clerk
San Bernardino


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