Water Supply Project Local Water Supply Development / Distribution

11 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency
Document Title
Water Supply Project Local Water Supply Development / Distribution
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination

Document Description
The PVWMA proposes to divert water from Harkins and Watsonville Sloughs tributary to Pajaro River thence Pacific Ocean. During the winter, Harkins and Watsonville Sloughs regulate the runoff from a 9,200 acre watershed tributary to the Pajaro River. The resulting high water levels in the sloughs flood local roads, threaten railroad tracks, and prevent drainage of agricultural lands. Santa Cruz County historically has mitigated the flooding by pumping the waters to the Pajaro River through other channels. PVWMA seeks a right to divert a maximum of 2,000 afa of this water for conjunctive use purposes. The water will be diverted at a maximum rate of 30 cfs. The water will either be applied to direct use on agricultural lands, used in spreading basins or at injection wells for groundwater recharge. Water treatment before use will consist of sedimentation and flocculation, with additional filtration if injection wells are used.

Contact Information
Mike Falkenstein
State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights
PO Box 2000
Sacramento, CA 95812-2000

Phone : (916) 657-1377


Watsonville Watsonville, Pajaro
Santa Cruz
State Highways
Pajaro River

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
State Water Resources Control Board
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency, 145 Westridge Drive, Watsonville, CA 95076


(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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