Temporary Urgency Actions for Emergency Relief from Minimum Storage Requirements and Minimum Flow Requirements

Summary

SCH Number
2014048208
Lead Agency
Merced Irrigation District
Document Title
Temporary Urgency Actions for Emergency Relief from Minimum Storage Requirements and Minimum Flow Requirements
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 runoff varies from year to year, on average the watershed has more than 900,000 AF of water runoff per year.

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
Other
Type, Section or Code
21080(b)(4); 15061(b)(3)
Reasons for Exemption
Action necessary to prevent or mitigate an emergency.
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