Alisal Reservoir

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Santa Barbara County
Document Title
Alisal Reservoir
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preperation

Document Description
The applicant proposes to construct and use an approximately 1.5 million gallon (4.7 acre ft), earthen-lined agricultural water storage reservoir that would draw water from the Santa Ynez River. It would approximately 0.59 acres in area (160 ft x 160 ft), with a depth of 14 ft. Construction of the reservoir would require approximately 26,600 cubic yards of cut and 22,300 cubic yards of fill, assuming 20 percent shrinkage. The total area of disturbance during construction would be approximately 1.6 acres. The proposed reservoir would be used to support year-round agricultural operations on the same parcel. it would not be used to provide water for the property owner's neighboring parcels. The reservoir's water would be provided from an existing well located on the east side of the southern end of the Alisal Bridge. The project would also include new overhead power supply lines with at least four power poles (PG&E), water pumps, telemetry, controls, fencing, and a 240 sf (8 ft high) equipment - pump - storage area. The water pipeline route would extend from the well along the west side of Alisal Road and would then follow the power line route westward to the reservoir. The reservoir area would be accessed by a new 200 ft long by 16 ft wide all-weather road that would tie into an existing all-weather road that currently serves the Solvang Municipal Waste Water Treatment Plant.

Contact Information
Joyce Gerber
Santa Barbara County Planning & Development
624 W. Foster Road, Suite C
Santa Maria, CA 93455

805 934 6265


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

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Agricultural Reservoir)
Local Action
Use Permit
Project Issues
Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Geologic/Seismic Noise Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Water Quality
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Public Health California Highway Patrol California Public Utilities Commission Caltrans, District 5 Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 5 Department of Water Resources Native American Heritage Commission Office of Historic Preservation Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 3 Resources Agency State Lands Commission State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights
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