Final EA for Cuddeback available

The U.S. Navy has prepared a Final Environmental Assessment to analyze the potential impacts associated with expanding China Lake to include the former Air Force gunnery range at Cuddeback Lake.

“Based on the analysis presented in the Final EA and in coordination with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and federally recognized tribes, the Navy has determined that implementation of the proposed action would have no significant impacts on the quality of the human or natural environment.”

The proposed expansion is expected to improve the Navy’s ability to ensure military readiness through test, evaluation and ground-training activities within the footprint of the gunner range.

The final EA is available at www.cnic.navy.mil/CuddebackEA and at the Ridgecrest Branch Library.

Story First Published: 2019-08-23