Petition by Sonoma County Water Agency Requesting Approval of a Temporary Urgency Change in Permits 12947A, 12949, and 16596 in Mendocino and Sonoma Counties

Summary

SCH Number
2004078472
Public Agency
Sonoma County Water Agency
Document Title
Petition by Sonoma County Water Agency Requesting Approval of a Temporary Urgency Change in Permits 12947A, 12949, and 16596 in Mendocino and Sonoma Counties
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
7/28/2004

Document Description
Sonoma County Water Agency (SCWA) is requesting that, for the remainder of the current year (2004), the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) temporarily change some of the instream-flow requirements in SCWA's water-rights permits from those that normally apply during Normal hydrologic conditions to those that normally apply during Dry hydrologic conditions. This action is intended to prevent storage levels in Lake Mendocino from dropping to very low levels by the end of the dry season, as occurred in 2002, thereby protecting adult salmonid migration upstream in the fall, and preventing even lower storage levels should water year 2005 by Dry or Critically Dry.

Contact Information
Amy Harris
Sonoma County Water Agency
Lead/Public Agency
2150 West College Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Phone : (707) 547-1958

Location

Counties
Mendocino Sonoma
Other Location Info
Lake Mendocino

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
sec 15307, 15308, 15301
Reasons for Exemption
Guidelines 15307 and 15308 provide that actions taken by regulatory agencies to assure the maintenance, restoration or enhancement of a natural resource and the environment are categorically exempt. Guidelines Section 15301 provides that the operations of existing facilities involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond that existing at the time of the lead agency's determination are categorically exempt from 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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