Change in Point of Diversion and Purpose of Use for a Pre-1914 Appropriate Water Right


SCH Number
Public Agency
State Water Resources Control Board
Document Title
Change in Point of Diversion and Purpose of Use for a Pre-1914 Appropriate Water Right
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The petitioner seeks approval of a petition to change a pre-1914 appropriative water right to relocate the point of diversion (POD) and change the purpose of use to benefit the fish and wildlife resources of Indian Creek, pursuant to Water Code section 1707. The petitioner intends to remove an existing dam and relocate the POD downstream of the original POD. The petitioner also proposes to install a new screened irrigation pump and delivery system at the new POD. Due to the increased efficiency of the pump and delivery system, less water will be diverted for irrigation than in the past. The petitioner proposes to divert 0.5 cfs of water, not to exceed 182 afa at the new POD for irrigation, domestic, and stockwatering uses from April 15 to October 15. The petitioner requests that the water previously diverted for irrigation under the pre-1914 right be allowed to remain in Indian Creek for fish and wildlife enhancement. The amount of water dedicated to instream flows would be approximately 3.5 cfs, not to exceed 1,350 afa to instream flows, during the irrigation season.

Contact Information

Megan Sheely
Agency Name
State Water Resources Control Board
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15304
Reasons for Exemption
1. The project involves minor alterations in the condition of land, water, and/or vegetation which do not result in significant loss of mature natural vegetation. 2. There is no grading proposed on land with a slope of more than 10 percent, in a waterway, in any wetland, in an officially designated scenic area, or in officially mapped areas of severe geologic hazard. 3. This project will not cause significant adverse impacts on any sensitive environment and will not result in significant cumulative impacts. 4. There are no unresolved protests.

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