Well Master Plan - Partial Project

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Soquel Creek Water District
Document Title
Well Master Plan - Partial Project
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Present Land Use
O'Neill Ranch- currently undeveloped/Community Commercial zoning designations. Cunnison Lane - currently undeveloped/Single-Family Residential zoning designation Austrian Way - water supply facility/Residential Agriculture zoning designation Granite Wat-Aptos Village - currently undeveloped/Community Commercial zoning designation Polo Grounds- parks and recreation/Park zoning designation.
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
Agency Name
Soquel Creek Water District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


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.

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Soquel Creek Water District
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On


(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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