Central Amador Water Project Water Right Application

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Amador Water Agency (AWA)
Document Title
Central Amador Water Project Water Right Application
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Not Applicable; no new facilitites to be constructed
Document Description
AWA is requesting a water right permit to store up to 1,400 acre-feet per year (AFY) in Lower Bear River Reservoir and to directly divert up to 1,050 AFY of water that is currently diverted by Jackson Valley Irrigation District (JVID) further downstream. The permit would allow: 1) increase maximum rates of direct diversion allowed from the Bear River and North Fork Mokelumne River from 3 cubic feet per second to 5 cfs., with combined rates between these sources not to exceed 5 cfs; 2) increase the amount of water that may be diverted into storage annually at Lower Bear River Reservoir from 1,600 AF to 3,000 AF; and 3) increase the amount of water that may be beneficially used annually, whether by direct diversion or re-diversion of water released from storage, from 1,150 AF to 2,200 AF. The diversion would use existing facilities; no new construction is needed.

Contact Information

Gene Mancebo
Agency Name
Amador County Water Agency
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


State Highways
88, 26
Pioneer& Pine Grove ES
Mokelumne River, Bear River, Tiger Creek, Cole Creek
Other Location Info

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB), Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, California Department of Transportation, District 10 (DOT)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 10 (DOT)
Development Types
Other (water right application)
Local Actions
water right
Project Issues
Biological Resources, Cumulative Effects, Growth Inducement, Hydrology/Water Quality

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