Petition by Sonoma County Water Agency Requesting Approval of a Temporary Urgency Change in Permits

Summary

SCH Number
2011048189
Lead Agency
Sonoma County Water Agency
Document Title
Petition by Sonoma County Water Agency Requesting Approval of a Temporary Urgency Change in Permits
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
4/19/2011

Document Description
To comply with the requirements of NMFS' Russian River biological Opinion, the Water Agency is filling a temporary urgency change petition with the SWRCB that asks the SWRCB to make the following changes in the instream flow requirements for the Russian River mainstem taht are specified in Decision 1610 and the Water Agency's water right permits between May 1 through October 15, 2011: (a) a minimum instream flow requirement of 125 cfs in the upper Russian river (upstream of the confluence with Dry Creek and downstream of the confluence of the East and West Forks) measured as a 5-day running average of average daily streamflow measurements with the stipulation that instantaneous flows will not be less tha 110 cfs. and (b) 70 cfs in the lower Russian river (downstream of its confluence with Dry Creek), with the understanding that for compliance purposes the Water Agency will typically maintain a flow of about 85 cfs at this location.

Contact Information
Jessica Martini-Lamb
Sonoma County Water Agency
P.O. Box 11628
Santa Rosa, CA 95406

Phone : (707) 547-1903

Location

Counties
Sonoma

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15307, 8, 1(i), 6
Reasons for Exemption
Actions by Regulatory Agencies for Protection of Natural Resources Actions by Regulatory Agencies for Protection of the Environment Existing Facilities Information Collection

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