Russian River Frost Protection Regulation

3 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2010102053
Lead Agency
State Water Resources Control Board
Document Title
Russian River Frost Protection Regulation
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received

Document Description
The regulation provides that water diversions from the Russian River stream system, including hydraulically connected groundwater, for frost protection from March 15 through May 15 are a violation of the prohibition against the unreasonable diversion or use of water, unless water is diverted in accordance with a Board approved water demand management program (WDMP), or the water is diverted upstream of Warm Springs Dam is Sonoma County or Coyote Dam in Mendocino County. A WDMP would consist of: 1) an inventory of the frost diversion systems within the area subject to the WDMP, 2) a stream stage monitoring program, 3) an assessment of the risk of salmonid stranding mortality due to frost diversions, 4) the implementation of corrective actions to prevent stranding mortality, and 5) annual reporting of program activities.

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

916-341-5365
rfrostregulation@waterboards.ca.gov

Location

Counties
Sonoma Mendocino
State Highways
Hwy 101, 29
Waterways
Russian River & its tributaries

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
SWRCB
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
Final EIR Available Location
1001 I Street, 2nd Floor, Div. of Water Rights Records Unit or http://www.swrcb.ca.gov/waterrights/water_issues/programs/hearings/russian_river_frost/

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
Yes
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(2b) A Negative Declaration 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
No
(4) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
Yes
(5) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
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