Proposed Extension Petition for the Interim Instream Flow Requirements Under State Water Resources Control Board Revised Water Right Decision 1644

3 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2005122008
Lead Agency
Yuba County Water Agency
Document Title
Proposed Extension Petition for the Interim Instream Flow Requirements Under State Water Resources Control Board Revised Water Right Decision 1644
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
4/6/2006
Present Land Use
The water conveyance systems associated with the proposed project provide flood control and storage, hydropower, water supply, and recreation opportunities.

Document Description
Yuba County Water Agency (YCWA) filed a petition for modification of water right permits 15026, 15027, and 15030. The petition requests that the State Water Board change the effective date of the long-term flow requirements established in Revised Decision 1644 to March 1, 2007. The long-term flow requirements are scheduled to come into effect on April 21, 2006. Until that date, RD-1644 requires YCWA to maintain instream flows in the lower Yuba River that are equal to or greater than specific interim flow requirements. The interim and long-term flow requirements established in RD-1644 vary depending upon the time of year and the hydrologic conditions in a particular year. The long-term flow requirements are higher than the interim requirements during parts of some years, but are the same as the interim requirements for water years that are classified as wet or above normal under the criteria specified in RD-1644. The petition was submitted in order to allow for implementation of the 2006 Pilot Program for the proposed Yuba River Accord (Accord) which was developed to help resolve conflicts and ongoing litigation related to stream flows and water use in the lower Yuba River.

Contact Information
Victoria A. Whitney
State Water Resources Control Board
Division of Water Rights P.O. Box 2000
Sacramento, CA 95812-2000

Phone : (916) 341-5423

Location

Cities
Marysville
Counties
Yuba
Zip
95091
Waterways
Yuba River, lower Feather River, Sacramento River, and the Delta

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
State Water Board
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
Final EIR Available Location
Yuba County Water Agency 1402 D Street Marysville, CA 95091

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
No
(2b) A Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
Yes
(4) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
No
(5) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
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