Alisal Reservoir

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Santa Barbara County
Document Title
Alisal Reservoir
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
AG-II; Commercial Agricultural; high fire hazard area.
Document Description
Request of Curt Moniot, agent, on behalf of the Alisal Ranch, is requesting a Minor Conditional Use Permit for the construction and use of an approximately 1.5 million gallon (4.7 acre feet), earthen lined agricultural water storage reservoir that would draw water from the Santa Ynez River. It would be approximately, 160 feet in length, by 160 feet in width, and have a depth of 14 feet. Earthwork would consist of 26,600 cubic yards of cut and 22,300 cubic yards of fill, assuming 20% shrinkage. Total area of disturbance during build-out is approximately 1.6 acres. The reservoir would support year round agricultural operations on the subject parcel, and it is not proposed to be used in conjunction with the property owner's neighboring parcels (i.e. Alisal Guest Ranch and River Course). Water supply would be provided from an existing well located on the east side of the southern end of the Alisal Bridge. From the bridge, the water pipeline route would extend south (off the west side of Alisal Road) and then follow the power line route westward to the reservoir. The project would also include new overheard power supply lines with at least four power poles (PG&E), water pumps, telemetry, controls, fencing, and a 240 square foot (8 feet high) equipment - pump - storage area. The Reservoir area would be accessed via a new 200 foot long by 16 feet wide all weather road that would tic into an existing all weather road of varying widths currently serving the Solvang Municipal Waste Water Treatment Plant.

Contact Information

Tammy Weber
Agency Name
Santa Barbara County Planning & Development
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Barbara
Cross Streets
Alisal Rd and Rancho Alisal Dr
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Hwy 246
Santa Ynez Airport
Santa Ynez HS
Santa Ynez River

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Transportation Projects, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics, Department of Water Resources, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights
State Reviewing Agency Comments
State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights
Development Types
Other (Agricultural Reservoir)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Hydrology/Water Quality, Noise

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