Newell Creek Reservoir Temporary Urgency Change Petition Renewal


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Santa Cruz
Document Title
Newell Creek Reservoir Temporary Urgency Change Petition Renewal
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Renewal of Temporary Urgency Change Petition in accordance with the SWRCB rules to reduce the bypass/release requirements in order to preserve storage in Newell Creek Reservoir, which is needed due to drought conditions. Beneficiaries are customers reliant on water supplied by the City of Santa Cruz.

Contact Information

Chris Berry
Agency Name
City of Santa Cruz
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Cruz
Other Location Info
Ben Lomond

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
21080(b)(3); 15269 (a)(c); 15301
Reasons for Exemption
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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