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
The applicant (Retract Reservoir Association) filed application 31298 on February 22, 2002 with the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB). The applicant proposes to divert 49 acre-feet annually (afa) of water from an ephemeral stream to an onstream reservoir with a capacity of 49 acre-feet (af). The ephemeral stream is tributary to an unnamed stream thence Dry Creek thence Bear River thence Feather River in Nevada County, CA. The reservoir (Retrac Reservoir) has a surface area of 6.8 acres (a), a depth of 24 feet (ft) and is formed by an earthen dam that us 530 ft long and 19.3 ft high. The applicants desire to legalize this existin reservoir as its dam has been in place since the early 1950s and there is no planned construction. california Department of Fish and Game (DFG) and SWRCB staff have concurred that there are no expected environmental impacts due to the existence of this reservoir since the earky 1950s and due to the non-consumptive uses of water at the reservoir. There are no protests to application 31298.

Contact Information

William E. Foster, M.S.
Agency Name
State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights
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 that there is no possibility that this project may have a significant effect on the environment.

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