Petition for Long-Term Transfer of 67,200 acre-feet of Water per Year from the Modesto Irrigation District to the City of Modesto

Summary

SCH Number
2005099057
Lead Agency
State Water Resources Control Board
Document Title
Petition for Long-Term Transfer of 67,200 acre-feet of Water per Year from the Modesto Irrigation District to the City of Modesto
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
9/15/2005

Document Description
In 1995, the City of Modesto completed construction of the Modesto Regional Water Treatment Plant (MRWTP), a 30 million gallon per day (mgd) capacity water treatment plant to treat raw Tuolumne River water diverted at existing MID facilities. Currently, up to 34,500 acre-feet per year (afa) of Tuolumne River water is diverted by MID under one of its claimed pre-1914 water rights and delivered to the MRWTP for treatment and use within the City. The City is expanding the capacity of the MRWTP to 60 mgd and has reached agreement with MID to provide up to 67,200 afa of water for treatment and use within the City. On January 8, 2004, MID filed with the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) a petition for long-term change to facilitate the long-term transfer of up to 67,200 afa of water to the City. MID filed the petition so that the entire capacity (including the 34,500 afa currently supplied under MID's claimed pre-1914 right) of the MRWTP may be served under its water right License 11058 (Application 14127) through December 31, 2054. Since the City limits are located within the authorized place of use under License 11058, the only change required for this transfer is to add municipal and industrial as purposes of use under License 11058. Water would be diverted at existing MID diversion facilities and delivered to the expanded MRWTP for use within the City.

Contact Information
Diane Riddle
State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights
Lead/Public Agency
P.O. Box 2000
Sacramento, CA 95812-2000

Phone : (916) 341-5297
driddle@waterboards.ca.gov

Location

Cities
Modesto
Counties
Stanislaus

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
State Water Board
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
N/A

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
No
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
No
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
N/A
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
No
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
N/A

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