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Posted on: January 19, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Notice of Public Hearing

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Sweetwater Dam and South Dike Improvements Project

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Sweetwater Authority Governing Board will hold a public hearing to consider adoption of the Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Sweetwater Dam and South Dike Improvements Project in the community of Bonita. The proposed project would include improvements to the Sweetwater Dam and South Dike to safely pass and contain storm water flows associated with a Probable Maximum Flood (PMF) event. In order to achieve that primary objective, an existing parapet wall on the north side of the dam would be raised and a new parapet wall would be constructed on the south side. Additionally, the South Dike would be raised. Other minor repairs and modifications to the Sweetwater Dam, South Spillway, and associated facilities would also be conducted. The proposed project would fully comply with the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) Division of Safety of Dams (DSOD) regulatory program (California Water Code Division 3, Dams and Reservoirs).

If, after considering the Initial Study (IS), the Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND), comments received during public review, and the recommendations of Sweetwater Authority staff, the Board finds that the project will not have a significant effect on the environment; it may adopt the Mitigated Negative Declaration and proceed to consider the project without the preparation of an Environmental Impact Report.

The public hearing will be held at 3:30 p.m. on January 24, 2018 at the Sweetwater Authority offices located at 505 Garrett Avenue in Chula Vista, California.

The IS/MND was prepared in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the 2017 Local Guidelines for Implementing the California Environmental Quality Act for Sweetwater Authority and are available at

For more information, please contact Ron Mosher by phone at (619) 409-6750, or by email at

Notice of Public Hearing (PDF)

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