EWD Diffused Surface Water Program - Mustang Creek Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) Project


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Lead Agency
Eastside Water District
Document Title
EWD Diffused Surface Water Program - Mustang Creek Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
Mustang Creek has two existing flood control structures built by the US Department of Agriculture that will be utilized for the proposed MAR Project. These structures include an upstream Mustang Creek detention basin (aka "Reservoir" in the USGS Study) and a downstream bifurcation structure near the Turlock Airport. Mustang Creek discharges to the man-made Highline Canal owned, operated, and maintained by Turlock Irrigation District (TID). The MAR Project will divert surface water flows at the existing bifurcation structure. This structure includes an overflow impoundment basin covering 74 acres constructed with a capacity to hold 95 acre-feet of water for flood protection. This existing structure will be further engineered to excavate through any surficial low permeability or indurated horizons with a side slope and berm above grade to enable additional flow control to the Mustang Creek turnout. This land could be similarly excavated and prepared as a percolation basin to create either a larger percolation basin or an added series of percolation basins for more flexible project operations. The MAR basin by overcoming the near surface low permeability layers and increasing the impoundments water storage at the same time.

Contact Information
Kevin M. Kauffman
Eastside Water District
P.O. Box 280
Denair, CA 95316

Phone : (209) 478-4940


Between Tuolumne and Merced River

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
This project is exempt under Title 14 California Code of Regulations Sections 15282, 15301, and 21080.12, as it involves minor public alterations to existing flood controls levees, structure or facilities, maintenance of existing facilities, conversion of facilities, and minor alterations to landand water courses that do not involve the removal of mature, scenic trees.

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