The project is limited to 3 encroachments. The three proposed encroachments are to upgrade or remove failing and undersized culverts. Work for these encroachments will include excavation, removal of the failing culverts, replacement with new properly sized culverts, backfilling and compaction of fill , and rock armoring as necessary to minimize erosion.
The Notification also discloses the use of two wells. Well 1 is located at Lat/Long 39.015337, -123.220121 and Well 2 is located at 39.017558, -123.221996. These wells are presented as the sole source of water for all needs on the property. CDFW did not fully evaluate hydraulic connection of the wells to surface water, nor was a hydrogeologic evaluation prepared by a licensed geologist provided for CDFW review. The information in the well completion report suggests there is a high potential for hydraulic connection at Well 2 as it is located in very close proximity to a stream, begins drawing water at 20 feet and the static water level is at 5 feet. Additional site-specific data and analysis by a licensed professional is necessary to make a determination. The Permittee is encouraged to develop adequate on-site storage in the event water is not available during the low flow season.
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