Application to Appropriate Water No. 30893


SCH Number
Lead Agency
State Water Resources Control Board
Document Title
Application to Appropriate Water No. 30893
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
W (Watershed) Zone

Document Description
The Mountain High Ski area has historically used water from Swarthout Creek to produce snow during the winter ski season and for fire protection purposes all the other times of the year. The diversion works consist of wells adjacent to the stream course that have been shown to draw water from the subterranean portion of Swarthout Creek. The water can be pumped to two reservoirs (92.9 and 41.5 sf capacity) at the summit of the ski area, or can be directly diverted to the snow making equipment without going through the reservoirs. However, the overall efficiency of the system is improved by using the reservoirs to pressurize the snow waking mechanisms. The applicant seeks an appropriative water right so that the reservoirs will not have to be filled and drained every thirty days (regulatory storage for riparian diversions, as defined by the Division of Water Rights), to maximize system efficiency, and to provide for water storage for fire protection purposes. All diversion and distribution facilities are in place; no construction will take place as a result of the project.

Contact Information
Isabel J. Baer
State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights
P.O. Box 2000 1001 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 341-5416


Los Angeles
Parcel #
Part of Los Angeles National Forest
Other Information
Section: 11, 12

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Water Facilities (Storage Reservoi Type)
Local Action
Other Action
Project Issues
Archaeologic-Historic Water Supply
Reviewing Agencies
Cal Fire California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 California Department of Health Care Services California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 7 California Native American Heritage Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan Victorville Region 6 Resources Agency Department of Water Resources

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