Temporary Urgency Application to Divert Unappropriated Water from the Santa Ana River

Summary

SCH Number
2008028165
Lead Agency
San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District
Document Title
Temporary Urgency Application to Divert Unappropriated Water from the Santa Ana River
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
2/22/2008

Document Description
San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District and Western Municipal Water District of Riverside County request a temporary right to divert water that is stored behind or regulated by the Seven Oaks Dam and subsequently flows downstream. Water stored or regulated at Seven Oaks Dam will continue downstream to Cuttle Weir, where it will be diverted or rediverted to offstream percolation ponds. Released stored water will also be used to enhance groundwater percolation in the stream reach between Cuttle Weir Overflow and E Street. The water appropriated shall be limited to 45,000 acre-feet to be collected to underground storage, at a maximum rate of 350 cubic feet per second, for municipal, domestic and industrial purposes of use.

Contact Information
Randy Van Gelder
Western Municipal Water District of Riverside County
450 Alessandro Boulevard
Riverside, CA 92508-2449

Phone : (909) 387-9200

Location

Counties
Riverside San Bernardino

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15301
Reasons for Exemption
The project is exempt from CEQA review pursuant to 14 Cal. Code Regs. § 15301 (Existing Facilities) because the project relies on improving the coordinated use of existing facilities within their current capacities rather than new facilities. Seven Oaks Dam will be operated within the scope of existing procedures for flood control operations, rediversions, at the Cuttle Weir will be made within the scope of current diversion capacity, and percolation in the Santa Ana River channel will occur without alteration of the river channel.

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