Soquel Creek Water District Low Impact Development Demonstration Project

Summary

SCH Number
2011068041
Lead Agency
Santa Cruz County Resource Conservation District
Document Title
Soquel Creek Water District Low Impact Development Demonstration Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
This project will serve as a demonstration that highlight Low Impact Development (LID) practices to local government, landowners, contractors, architects, area professionals and the community at large. The LID practices focus on improving water quality and increasing water conservation by reducing peak flows, decreasing erosion and reducing sediment loads, limiting household and landscape pollutants, increasing infiltration, and capturing and storing rain water. The project will result in a decrease in sediments and other stormwater transported pollutants in waterways and increased water conservation. The practices to be implemented include soil protective ground covers (plants, mulch, rock), rainwater collection systems, pipe outlet protection (dissipaters), swaled (rocked and vegetated), pervious pavers, decomposed granite paths, drip irrigation and site appropriate plants for conserving water and removing pollutants from stormwater runoff.

Contact Information
James McKenna
Santa Cruz County Resource Conservation District
820 Bay Avenue, Suite 128
Capitola, CA 95010

(831) 464-2950

Location

Counties
Santa Cruz
Other Location Info
Unincorporated

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Ministerial
Type, Section or Code
15301, 3, 4 - Class 1, 3 & 4
Reasons for Exemption
None of the activities will have a significant effect on sensitive areas or resources. The project is on private property, will not have a negative effect on protected species habitat and will not include wetlands restoration or disturbance. All of the projects have been determined not to have a significant effect on the environment and therefore shall be exempt from the provisions of CEQA.
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