Application to Appropriate Water

2 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2008032081
Lead Agency
State Water Resources Control Board
Document Title
Application to Appropriate Water
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
6/30/2008

Document Description
Application 30978 seeks a right to appropriate a total of 164 acre-feet of water per year, in combination with existing Licenses 7228 (Application A018476 [A018476]) and 8283 (Application 21284 [A021284]) for storage in an existing 84 acre-foot capacity reservoir, Pinheiro Reservoir. Currently 87 acre-feet of water is licensed for storage in Pinheiro Reservoir. The applicant proposes to increase the storage capacity of Pinheiro Reservoir from its current capacity of 84 acre-feet to 164 acre-feet by modifying the spillway with a four-foot flashboard dam. Water is diverted from an Unnamed Stream (locally known as Ellis Creek) tributary to the Petaluma River thence San Pablo Bay. Under any water right permit or license issued pursuant to Application 30978, water would be diverted to storage from December 15 to March 31 of the following year and the February median flow, 0.33 cubic feet per second (cfs), would be bypassed. Water collected to storage pursuant to this application will be used for stockwatering up to 1,000 head of dairy cattle and, depending on economic conditions, for irrigation and frost protection of up to 300 acres of proposed vineyard. The development of the proposed 300-acre vineyard would involve the clearing of grassland and limited grading for the installation of a drip irrigation system. The vineyard has not been developed.

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

Phone : (916) 341-5304

Location

Coordinates
38°14'13"N 122°31'56"W
Cities
Petaluma
Counties
Sonoma
Cross Streets
Stage Gulch Road and Old Adobe Road
Zip
95470
Total Acres
300
Parcel #
068-040-015
State Highways
132
Waterways
Unnamed Stream (a.k.a. Ellis Creek) tributary to San Pablo Bay
Township
5N
Range
6W
Section
32, 33
Base
MDB&M

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
State Water Resources Control Board
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
State Water Resources Control Board Division of Water Rights 1001 I Street, 14th Floor Sacramento, CA 95814

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 Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
Yes
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
N/A
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
No
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes

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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