Newell Creek Reservoir Petition for Temporary Urgency Change


SCH Number
Lead Agency
State Water Resources Control Board
Document Title
Newell Creek Reservoir Petition for Temporary Urgency Change
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
Temporary Urgency Change Petition to reduce the bypass/release requirements in order to preserve storage in Newell Creek Reservoir, which is needed due to current drought conditions. Beneficiaries are customers reliant on water supplied by the City of Santa Cruz.

Contact Information
Chris Berry
State Water Resources Control Board, Div of Water Rights
1001 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95812

(831) 420-5483


Santa Cruz
Other Location Info
Ben Lomond, CA

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S:14CCR§15301, Class 1
Reasons for Exemption
Declared Emergency S:21080(b)(3); 15269 Emergency Project (S:21080(b)(4); 15269(b)(c)) The City's water supply situation is dire. Its only source of stored water for drought protection is being depleted and must be protected to mitigate the effects of the drought emergency declared by the Governor and to prevent worse effects.
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