Cadiz Report – Vol. 1: Cadiz Vol. 1: Section 5

Affected Environment, Impacts and Mitigations

5.1 Agriculture

Figure 5.1-1 Land Zoned for Agriculture in the Project Area

Figure 5.1-2 Crops Cultivated On and Adjacent to the Project Site

5.2 Land Use, Planning and Policies

Figure 5.2-1 Land Ownership in Relation to the Cadiz Project Facilities

Figure 5.2-2 BLM Multiple-Use Classes and Utility Corridors

5.3 Socioeconomics

Figure 5.3-1 Project Site, Surrounding and Regional Areas

5.4 Topography, Geology, Seismicity and Soils

Figure 5.4-1 Geologic Map of the Project Area, Showing Alternative Water Conveyance Alignments

Figure 5.4-2 Sensitivity of Soils to Disturbance

Figure 5.4-3 Quarternary Fault Zones in Relation to the Project Area

Figure 5.4-4 Generalized Geologic Map of Fenner Gap

Figure 5.4-5 Definitions of Fault Activity

Figure 5.4-6 Seismicity Map

5.5 Water Resources

Figure 5.5-1 Location of Neighboring National Parks Units and Nearby Communities inRelation to the Project Area Regional Watersheds

Figure 5.5-2 Major Watersheds of the Eastern Mojave Desert

Figure 5.5-3 Annual Precipitation and Cumulative Departure from Mean Precipitation, Amboy Station

Figure 5.5-4 Annual Precipitation and Cumulative Departure From Mean Precipitation, Mitchell Caverns Station

Figure 5.5-5 Comparison of Precipitation Frequency Patterns (Mountainous and Valley Regions)

Figure 5.5-6 Comparison of Average Monthly Evaporation for Amboy and Project Weather Stations

Figure 5.5-7 Wind Data Analysis for Project Weather Station

Figure 5.5-8 Wind Rose for Amboy Weather Station for 1991

Figure 5.5-9 Major Surface Water Drainage Features of the Project Area

Figure 5.5-10 Generalized Aquifer Cross Section from Fenner Valley to Bristol Dry Lake

Figure 5.5-11 Groundwater Elevation Contour Map for Fenner Gap Portion of the Project Area

Figure 5.5-12 Total Dissolved Solids in Groundwater in the Fenner Gap and Bristol Dry Lake Areas

Figure 5.5-13 Location of Mojave National Preserve and Nearby Communities

5.6 Air Quality

Figure 5.6-1 Mojave Desert Air Basin and Air Quality Management District

5.7 Transportation

Figure 5.7-1 Transportation Network

Figure 5.7-2 Project-Related Average Daily Traffic

5.8 Biological Resources

Figure 5.8-1 Plant Community Map

Figure 5.8-2 Desert Tortoise Sign Map

Figure 5.8-3 Wildlife Corridor Movement Map

5.9 Energy and Mineral Resources

Figure 5.9-1 Economic Mineral Resources

Figure 5.9-2 Potential for Locatable Minerals

Figure 5.9-3 Potential for Leasable Minerals

Figure 5.9-4 Potential for Saleable Minerals

Figure 5.9-5 Potential for Energy Geosources

5.10 Hazardous Materials

Figure 5.10-1 Gunnery Range and Sonic Bombing Targets 3 and 4

5.11 Noise

Figure 5.11-1 Typical Ambient Noise Levels

Figure 5.11-2 Noise Measurement Locations

Figure 5.11-3 Potential Blasting Locations

5.12 Public Services

5.13 Utilities and Service Systems

Figure 5.13-1 Railroads and Pipelines in Proximity to the Project Wellfield and Spreading Basins

5.14 Aesthetics

Figure 5.14-1 Eastern Alternative Photo Key Map

Figure 5.14-2 Eastern Alternative Site Photos

Figure 5.14-3 Western Alternative Photo Key Map

Figure 5.14-4 Western Alternative Site Photos

Figure 5.14-5 Combination Alternative Photo Key Map

Figure 5.14-6 Combination Alternative Site Photos

5.15 Cultural Resources

5.16 Paleontological Resources

Figure 5.16-1 Paleontologic Sensitivity

5.17 Wilderness/Recreation

Figure 5.17-1 Wilderness Areas in the Project Vicinity

Figure 5.17-2 Johnson Valley to Parker Corridor

5.18 Indian Trust Assets

5.19 Environmental Justice

5.20 Note on CEQA Thresholds of Significance