Soquel Creek Water District Well Master Plan

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Soquel Creek Water District
Document Title
Soquel Creek Water District Well Master Plan
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR

Document Description
The Soquel Creek Water District (SqCWD) proposes to implement the Well Master Plan (WMP) project to improve redundancy and flexibility in the SqCWD's water production and distribution system while redistributing pumping away from coastal and depressed groundwater areas. The WMP proposes a phased approach for adding five groundwater production wells to the SqCWD system. Four new municipal production wells are proposed at the O'Neil Ranch Well site (Soquel Drive and 41st Avenue in Soquel); Cunnison Lane Well site (Cunnision Lane, north of Soquel Drive in Soquel); Austrian Way Well site (Austrian Way and Jennifer Way in Aptos); and Granite Way-Aptos Village Well Site (Granite Way and Village Drive in Aptos). The WMP also proposes converting an existing irrigation well at Polo Grounds Regional park (between North Polo Drive and South Polo Drive in Aptos) to a municipal well. Auxiliary improvements related to the five proposed wells include new pipelines and water treatment facilities.The SqCWD also proposes to abandon and destroy one deteriorating production well, and remove two existing production wells from service and maintain those wells as inactive wells. Implementation of the WMP would not increase groundwater pumping, but would allow SqCWD to redistribute groundwater pumping to achieve more uniform drawdown, reduce susceptibility to seawater intrusion, and minimize localized pumping depression. Implementation of the WMP would likely occur over a five-year period, with one new well constructed each year.

Contact Information
Laura Brown
Soquel Creek Water District
P.O. Box 1550
Capitola, CA 95010



36°59'21.984"N 121°57'54.2514"W
Santa Cruz
Cross Streets
41st Ave/Soquel Dr; Cunnison Ln/Soquel Dr; Austrian Wy & Jennifer Dr; Granite Wy & Village Dr...
Total Acres
Parcel #
03-034-110, 37-10-168, 04-046-106, 04-101-120, 04-120-104
State Highways
Hwy 1 & 17
Santa Cruz
Soquel High, Aptos High, Soquel Elem, Valencia Elem
Soquel Creek, Aptos Creek, Valencia Creek, Noble Gulch
Other Location Info
City/Nearest Community: Soquel, Aptos
Other Information
Cross streets Continued: North Pole Drive & South Pole Drive. Lat/Long cont. 36-59-27.7434/121-56-33.252, 36-59-33.2154/121-54-39.8874, 36-58-47.796/121-54-8.208, 36-58-59.554/121-52-30.9354.

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Development Type
Water Facilities (Wells&treatment Type, 1.6 MGD)
Local Action
Other Action Other Action: Water Supply Facilities
Project Issues
Cumulative Effects Landuse Growth Inducing Wildlife Wetland/Riparian Water Supply Water Quality Vegetation Traffic/Circulation Toxic/Hazardous Solid Waste Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Sewer Capacity Recreation/Parks Public Services Noise Geologic/Seismic Forest Land/Fire Hazard Flood Plain/Flooding Biological Resources Archaeologic-Historic Air Quality Agricultural Land Aesthetic/Visual
Reviewing Agencies
Department of Health Services California Coastal Commission California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol California Public Utilities Commission Caltrans, District 5 Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 3 Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Native American Heritage Commission Office of Historic Preservation Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 3 Resources Agency State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance
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