Section 5

AFFECTED ENVIRONMENT, IMPACTS AND MITIGATION (PDF : 246 KB)

5.1 Agriculture (PDF : 246 KB)

Figure 5.1-1 Land Zoned for Agriculture in the Project Area (PDF : 506 KB)

Figure 5.1-2 Crops Cultivated On and Adjacent to the Project Site (PDF : 509 KB)


5.2 Land Use, Planning and Policies
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Figure 5.2-1 Land Ownership in Relation to the Cadiz Project Facilities (PDF : 72 KB)

Figure 5.2-2 BLM Multiple-Use Classes and Utility Corridors (PDF : 798 KB)


5.3 Socioeconomics
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Figure 5.3-1 Project Site, Surrounding and Regional Areas (PDF : 35 KB)


5.4 Topography, Geology, Seismicity and Soils
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Figure 5.4-1 Geologic Map of the Project Area, Showing Alternative Water Conveyance Alignments (PDF : 184 KB)

Figure 5.4-2 Sensitivity of Soils to Disturbance (PDF : 791 KB)

Figure 5.4-3 Quarternary Fault Zones in Relation to the Project Area (PDF : 127 KB)

Figure 5.4-4 Generalized Geologic Map of Fenner Gap (PDF : 196 KB)

Figure 5.4-5 Definitions of Fault Activity (PDF : 24 KB)

Figure 5.4-6 Seismicity Map (PDF : 176 KB)


5.5 Water Resources
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Figure 5.5-1 Location of Neighboring National Parks Units and Nearby Communities inRelation to the Project Area Regional Watersheds (PDF : 86 KB)

Figure 5.5-2 Major Watersheds of the Eastern Mojave Desert (PDF : 84 KB)

Figure 5.5-3 Annual Precipitation and Cumulative Departure from Mean Precipitation, Amboy Station (PDF : 106 KB)

Figure 5.5-4 Annual Precipitation and Cumulative Departure From Mean Precipitation, Mitchell Caverns Station (PDF : 128 KB)

Figure 5.5-5 Comparison of Precipitation Frequency Patterns (Mountainous and Valley Regions) (PDF : 81KB)

Figure 5.5-6 Comparison of Average Monthly Evaporation for Amboy and Project Weather Stations (PDF : 57 KB)

Figure 5.5-7 Wind Data Analysis for Project Weather Station (PDF : 169 KB)

Figure 5.5-8 Wind Rose for Amboy Weather Station for 1991 (PDF : 30 KB)

Figure 5.5-9 Major Surface Water Drainage Features of the Project Area (PDF : 3,292 KB)

Figure 5.5-10 Generalized Aquifer Cross Section from Fenner Valley to Bristol Dry Lake (PDF : 108 KB)

Figure 5.5-11 Groundwater Elevation Contour Map for Fenner Gap Portion of the Project Area (PDF : 531 KB)

Figure 5.5-12 Total Dissolved Solids in Groundwater in the Fenner Gap and Bristol Dry Lake Areas (PDF : 536 KB)

Figure 5.5-13 Location of Mojave National Preserve and Nearby Communities (PDF : 107 KB)


5.6 Air Quality
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Figure 5.6-1 Mojave Desert Air Basin and Air Quality Management District (PDF : 47 KB)


5.7 Transportation
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Figure 5.7-1 Transportation Network (PDF : 593 KB)

Figure 5.7-2 Project-Related Average Daily Traffic (PDF : 593 KB)


5.8 Biological Resources
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Figure 5.8-1 Plant Community Map (PDF : 769 KB)

Figure 5.8-2 Desert Tortoise Sign Map (PDF : 1,325 KB)

Figure 5.8-3 Wildlife Corridor Movement Map (PDF : 786 KB)


5.9 Energy and Mineral Resources
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Figure 5.9-1 Economic Mineral Resources (PDF : 768 KB)

Figure 5.9-2 Potential for Locatable Minerals (PDF : 819 KB)

Figure 5.9-3 Potential for Leasable Minerals (PDF : 766 KB)

Figure 5.9-4 Potential for Saleable Minerals (PDF : 812 KB)

Figure 5.9-5 Potential for Energy Geosources (PDF : 772 KB)


5.10 Hazardous Materials
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Figure 5.10-1 Gunnery Range and Sonic Bombing Targets 3 and 4 (PDF : 777 KB)


5.11 Noise
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Figure 5.11-1 Typical Ambient Noise Levels (PDF : 26 KB)

Figure 5.11-2 Noise Measurement Locations (PDF : 775 KB)

Figure 5.11-3 Potential Blasting Locations (PDF : 774 KB)


5.12 Public Services
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5.13 Utilities and Service Systems
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Figure 5.13-1 Railroads and Pipelines in Proximity to the Project Wellfield and Spreading Basins (PDF : 516 KB)


5.14 Aesthetics
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Figure 5.14-1 Eastern Alternative Photo Key Map (PDF : 763 KB)

Figure 5.14-2 Eastern Alternative Site Photos (PDF : 5,066 KB)

Figure 5.14-3 Western Alternative Photo Key Map (PDF : 764 KB)

Figure 5.14-4 Western Alternative Site Photos (PDF : 1,144 KB)

Figure 5.14-5 Combination Alternative Photo Key Map (PDF : 766 KB)

Figure 5.14-6 Combination Alternative Site Photos (PDF : 1,218 KB)


5.15 Cultural Resources
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5.16 Paleontological Resources
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Figure 5.16-1 Paleontologic Sensitivity (PDF : 780 KB)


5.17 Wilderness/Recreation
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Figure 5.17-1 Wilderness Areas in the Project Vicinity (PDF : 772 KB)

Figure 5.17-2 Johnson Valley to Parker Corridor (PDF : 774 KB)


5.18 Indian Trust Assets
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5.19 Environmental Justice
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5.20 Note on CEQA Thresholds of Significance
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