Petition by Sonoma County Water Agency requesting approval of Temporary Urgency Change in Water Right Permits 12947A, 1249, 12950, and 16596

Summary

SCH Number
2010058251
Public Agency
State Water Resources Control Board
Document Title
Petition by Sonoma County Water Agency requesting approval of Temporary Urgency Change in Water Right Permits 12947A, 1249, 12950, and 16596
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
5/27/2010

Document Description
1. From May 25 through October 15, 2010, in-stream flow requirements for the upper Russian River (from its confluence with the East Fork of the Russian River to its confluence with Dry Creek) be reduced from 185 cubic feet per second (cfs) to 125 cfs; and 2. From May 25 through October 15, 2010 in-stream flow requirements for the lower Russian River (downstream of its confluence with Dry Creek) be reduced from 125 cfs to 70 cfs, with the understanding that the SCWA will typically maintain approximately 85cfs at the Hacienda gage as practicably feasible. No changes to the in-stream flow requirements for Dry Creek are requested. The petition is made to comply with mandates in the Biological Opinion which was issued by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) on September 24, 2008.

Contact Information
Aaron Miller
State Water Resources Control Board
Lead/Public Agency
P.O. Box 2000
Sacramento, CA 95812-2000

Phone : (916) 341-5390
amiller@waterboards.ca.gov

Location

Counties
Mendocino Sonoma

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Other
Type, Section or Code
15301, 15306,15307,15308
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed action consists of the operation of existing facilities involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond that existing and accordingly is categorically exempt from CEQA under a Class 1 exemption, which specifically includes maintenance of streamflows to protect fish and wildlife resources. A Class 6 exemption "consists of basic data collection, research, experimental management, and resource evaluation activities which do not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource. A Class 7 exemption "consists of actions taken by regulatory agencies as authorized by state law or local ordinance to assure the maintenance, restoration, or enhancement of a natural resource where the regulatory process involves procedures for protection of the environment. A Class 8 exemption "consists of actions taken by regulatory agencies, as authorized by state or local ordinance, to assure the maintenance, restoration, enhancement, or protection of the environment where the regulatory oricess involves procedures for protection of the environment".

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