Petition for Temporary Urgency Change in Merced Irrigation District Water Right Permit NO. 12825

Summary

SCH Number
2014048004
Lead Agency
Merced Irrigation District
Document Title
Petition for Temporary Urgency Change in Merced Irrigation District Water Right Permit NO. 12825
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
The District's Lake McClure is the primary source of surface water supplies used by the District to provide water to approximately 2,200 growers within the District, covering more than 164,000 acres on the eastern side of Merced County in the San Joaquin Valley. Lake McClure is fed by rain and snowfall in the Merced River watershed above Lake McClure, reaching into Yosemite National Park. Although specifics vary from year, on average the watershed is likely to see more than 900,000 AF of water runoff each year. Because of the ongoing drought conditions, exacerbated by the record setting dry conditions of this current year, the Governor of California declared a drought state of emergency for California on January 17, 2014 and outlined a series of recommendations and actions that state and local agencies, as well as individual citizens and business can take to lessern the impacts of the drought, and streamline actions or projects that might be implemented to mitigate the drought's effects.

Contact Information
John Sweigard
Merced Irrigation District
744 W. 20th Street
Merced, CA 95340

(209) 722-5761

Location

Counties
Mariposa Merced

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15307, 15308
Reasons for Exemption
Specific actions necessary to prevent or mitgate an emergency.
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