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2013 North-of-the Delta Offstream Storage Preliminary Administrative Draft Environmental Impact Report
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The NODOS Preliminary Administrative Draft Environmental Impact Report was completed in December 2013 and made available to the public in May 2014. Please see links for independent chapters and appendices below.

This preliminary administrative draft of the NODOS Environmental Impact Report (EIR) has not been reviewed or approved for adequacy in meeting CEQA and NEPA requirements.  The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) is releasing this document to provide decision-makers, stakeholders, and the public with up-to-date and detailed information on the investigation.

Release of this material does not constitute the initiation of formal public review of the Draft EIR as provided by CEQA Guidelines Section 15087. Although comments are welcome and may be considered in preparation of the Draft EIR, DWR will not respond to comments received on this document.

Please note the following reading guidance for this preliminary administrative draft. Refer to the summary Table of Contents for a list of chapters and appendices. At this time, a detailed Table of Content, List of Abbreviations and Acronyms, Index, and Chapter 37, References, are not included. Abbreviations and acronyms are defined at first use in each chapter, and references are included in a References section at the end of each chapter and appendix when necessary. Some chapters/appendices include figures and tables at the end of the chapters/appendices.

 

 

NODOS Preliminary Administrative Draft Evironmental Impact Report - December 2013

Chapter Description
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Cover Page / Preamble / Table of Contents

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ES

Executive Summary

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1

Introduction

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2

Alternatives Analysis

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3

Description of the Proposed Project/Proposed Action and Alternatives

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4

Environmental Compliance

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5

Guide to the Resource Analyses

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6

Surface Water Resources

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7

Surface Water Quality

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8

Fluvial Geomorphology and Riparian Habitat

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9

Flood Control and Management

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10

Groundwater Resources

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11

Groundwater Quality

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12

Aquatic Biological Resources

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13

Botanical Resources

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14

Terrestrial Biological Resources

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15

Wetlands and Other Waters of the U.S.

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16

Geology, Minerals, Soils, and Paleontology

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17

Faults and Seismicity

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18

Cultural Resources

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19

Indian Trust Assets

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20

Land Use

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21

Recreation Resources

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22

Socioeconomics

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23

Environmental Justice

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24

Air Quality

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25

Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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26

Navigation, Transportation, and Traffic

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27

Noise

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28

Public Health and Environmental Hazards

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29

Public Services and Utilities

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30

Visual Resources

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31

Power Production and Energy

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32

Relationship Between Short-Term Uses and Long-Term Productivity

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33

Irreversible or Irretrievable Resource Commitments

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34

Growth-Inducing Impacts

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35

Cumulative Impacts

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36

Consultation and Coordination

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37

References

please see individual chapters

38

List of Preparers and Contributors

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39

EIR/EIS Distribution List

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Report Appendices

Chapter Appendix Description
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1

Introduction

1A - Mitigation Monitoring Plan
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2

Alternatives Analysis

2A - CALFED Program Inventory of Potential Surface Water Storage Sites
2B - Projects and Programs Included in the No Project/No Action Alternative
2C - Ongoing Programs Included in the No Project/No Action Alternative
2D - Operations of Existing SWP and CVP Facilities and other non-SWP/non-CVP Facilities in the No Project/No Action Alternative

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7

Surface Water Quality

7A - 2010 California State Water Resources Control Board 303(d) List of Water Quality Limited Segments
7B - Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board Basin Plan Criteria
7C - Surface Water Quality Analysis for Electrical Conductivity at Proposed Intakes

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7

7D - Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Modeling
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7

7E - River Temperature Modeling
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7

7F - Sites Reservoir Discharge Temperature Modeling
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8

Fluvial Geomorphology and Riparian Habitat

8A - Sedimentation and River Hydraulics Modeling

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8

8B - Sacramento River Ecological Flows Tool

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11

Groundwater Quality

11A - Groundwater Study Results 2007

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12

Aquatic Biological Resources

12A - Fish Species Life Histories
12B - Fisheries Impact Assessment Methodology
12C - Fisheries Impact Assessment
12D - Water Temperature Index Value Selection Rationale

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12

12E - Fisheries Impact Assessment Summary Tables
12F - Fisheries Flow Summary Tables

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12

12G - Sacramento Splittail Usable Flooded Area Analyses
12H - Reservoir Water Surface Elevation Summary Tables
12I - Delta Pumping Salvage and Entrainment Analysis

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12

12J - Early Life-Stage Salmon Mortality Modeling

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12

12K - Salmonid Population Modeling

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12

12L - Winter Run Chinook Salmon Life Cycle Modeling
12M - Delta Passage Modeling

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12

12N - Weighted Useable Area Analysis

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13

Botanical Resources

13A - Weed Species Potentially Present in Secondary Study Area
13B - Special-Status Plant Species Potentially Occurring in Secondary Study Area Aquatic Habitats

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16

Geology, Minerals, Soils, and Paleontology

16A - Soil Types within the Primary Study Area
16B - Colusa County Fossil Sites
16C - Results of the Paleontological Resources Literature Review

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21

Recreation Resources

21A - Impact of NODOS Project Operations on Recreation-Day Benefit Values
21B - Impact of NODOS Project Operations on Usability of Reservoir Boat Ramps

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22

Socioeconomics

22A - Economics Analytical Framework
22B - Reporting Metrics Tool
22C - Regional Economics Modeling
22D - Urban Water Supply Economics Modeling
22E - Urban Water Quality Economics Modeling
22F - Agricultural Supply Economics Modeling

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23

Environmental Justice

23A - Mapbook of Minority Population
23B - Mapbook of Low-Income Population

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24

Air Quality

24A - Methodology for Air Quality and GHG Emissions Calculations

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25

Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

25A - GHG Emissions Analysis
25B - Climate Change and Sea Level Rise Sensitivity Analysis

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28

Public Health and Environmental Hazards

28A - California Superfund and Brownfield Sites
28B - Mosquitoes and Other Vectors
28C - Environmental Records Searches

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31

Power Production and Energy

31A - Power Planning Study (PARO)
31B - CVP-SWP Power Modeling

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36

Consultation and Coordination

36A - Scoping Report

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