Application to Appropriate Water


SCH Number
Public Agency
State Water Resources Control Board
Document Title
Application to Appropriate Water
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Applicant proposes to build onstream reservoirs of approximately 48.2 and 49.1 acre feet (AF) capacity, respectively, for purposes of stockwatering, fish and wildlife preservation/enhancement, and recreation. Plans for a third proposed reservoir of 11.1 AF capacity have been dropped. The reservoirs will be located on an intermittent stream. The area to be inundated includes blue oak (Quercus douglasii) woodland, mixed chaparral and grazed annual grassland. Approximately 232 blue oaks, of 10" diameter or greater, and 68 chaparral bushes will be removed for reservoir construction. A blue oak riparian species mitigation plan has been prepared, and the plan will be incorporated as terms and conditions of the water right permit. Vernal pool habitat is absent on the sites, and an archeological field investigation was negative for artifacts. Well water will be used as an alternate water source when the stream runs dry, usually between May and November. No protests to the application were received.

Contact Information

James E. Sutton
Agency Name
State Water Resources Control Board
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15061(b)(3)
Reasons for Exemption
This project will not cause significant adverse impacts on any sensitive environment and will not result in significant cumulative impacts. There are no unresolved protests. It appears there is no possibility that this project may have a significant effect on the environment. Impacts to blue oak woodland will e mitigated by inclusion of a blue oak mitigation plan in the permit terms and conditions.

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