Central Amador Water Project Water Right Application

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Amador County Water Agency
Document Title
Central Amador Water Project Water Right Application
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR

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
Amador County Water Agency
12800 Ridge Road
Sutter Creek, CA 95685



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

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (water right application)
Local Action
Other Action Other Action: water right
Project Issues
Cumulative Effects Growth Inducing Water Supply Biological Resources
Reviewing Agencies
Caltrans, District 10 California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 2 Department of Water Resources Native American Heritage Commission Regional Water Quality Control Bd., Region 5 (Sacramento) Resources Agency State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights
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