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
Agency Name
State Water Resources Control Board
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


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 Types
Water Facilities (Type Offset well, MGD 37.5)
Local Actions
Water Rt. Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Coastal Zone, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Public Health (CDPH), California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency

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