San Juan Valley Vegetated Treatment System


SCH Number
Public Agency
Santa Cruz County
Document Title
San Juan Valley Vegetated Treatment System
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Tile drain discharge and tailwater will be filtered through a series of vegetated agricultural ditches to decrease high nutrient and sediment concentrations. A portion of this filtered water is to be recycled and used for irrigation and watering ag roads to reduce dust. The remaining water will exit through an existing pipe which drains the current system, however, water quantity, sediment and nutrient loads will be greatly reduced. Improved water quality will provide benefit to the surrounding environment and adjacent habitat.

Contact Information

Arianne Rettinger
Agency Name
Santa Cruz County RCD
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Juan Bautista
San Benito

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15304(a)
Reasons for Exemption
Creation of the vegetated agricultural ditches will consist of grading on land that is less than 10% slope according to the NRCS Soil Survey of San Benito County. Additionally, the grading will take place on land that has been used exclusively for agricultural purposes and is exempt under county ordinance.

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