Clear Ridge Mutual Water Association

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
State Water Resources Control Board
Document Title
Clear Ridge Mutual Water Association
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration

Document Description
Clear Ridge Mutual Water Association, Inc. (Association) serves 42 properties located on Pfeiffer Ridge and Clear Ridge in the Big Sur area of Monterey County. The Association's source of water is a 36-foot deep well situated approximately 35 feet from the southwest bank and 80 feet from the center line of the Big Sur River in Monterey County. From the time the well was originally developed in 1972, the Association's right to divert water was based on the theory that the water appropriated was percolating groundwater such that, under California law, a water right permit was not required. On March 9, 1999, the (State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board)) determined that the Association's well was extracting underflow of the Big Sur River and that a water right permit was in fact required. As a consequence, on July 5, 1999, the Association filed water right Application 30946 with the Division. The Application, as amended, requests the right to appropriate up to a total of 42 acre feet per annum (afa) at a rate not to exceed 0.058 cubic feet per second (cfs), during the season from January 1 through December 31, from Big Sur Underflow, tributary to the Pacific Ocean. Prior to amendment, the Application has requested a total of 140 afa. The proposed purposes of use are domestic and fire protection.

Contact Information
Mitchell Moody
State Water Resources Control Board
P.O. Box 2000
Sacramento, CA 95812



36°16'18"N 121°48'36"W
Cross Streets
Highway 1 and Clear Ridge Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
419-201-21, 419-211-2, 419-221-1,2,3,4,6-9,12-15
State Highways
Hwy 1
Big Sur River
Other Location Info
City/Nearest Community: Big Sur

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Water Facilities (Offset well Type, 37.5 MGD)
Local Action
Other Action Other Action: Water Rt. Permit
Project Issues
Cumulative Effects Landuse Growth Inducing Wetland/Riparian Water Supply Water Quality Vegetation Traffic/Circulation Toxic/Hazardous Solid Waste Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Sewer Capacity Septic System Schools/Universities Recreation/Parks Public Services Population/Housing Balance Noise Minerals Geologic/Seismic Forest Land/Fire Hazard Flood Plain/Flooding Drainage/Absorption Coastal Zone Biological Resources Archaeologic-Historic Air Quality Agricultural Land Aesthetic/Visual
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Public Health California Highway Patrol Caltrans, District 5 Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 4 Department of Water Resources Native American Heritage Commission Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 3 Resources Agency
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