Petition by Sonoma County Water Agency Requesting Approval of a Temporary Urgency Change in Permits 12947A, 12949, 12950 and 16596

Summary

SCH Number
2017048404
Lead Agency
Sonoma County Water Agency
Document Title
Petition by Sonoma County Water Agency Requesting Approval of a Temporary Urgency Change in Permits 12947A, 12949, 12950 and 16596
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
4/20/2017

Document Description
The water agency controls and coordinates water supply releases from the Coyote Valley Dam and Warm Springs Dam Projects in accordance with the minimum flow requirements that Decision 1610, adopted by the SWRCB in 1986, added to the Water Agency's water right permits. NMFS' Russian River Biological Opinion requires changes to the Decision 1610 minimum instream flow requirements to enable alternative flow management scenarios that will increase available rearing habitat in Dry Creek and the Upper Russian River, and provide a lower, closer to natural inflow to the estuary between late spring and early fall, thereby enhancing the potential for maintaining a seasonal freshwater lagoon that will likely support increased production of juvenile steelhead and salmon.

Contact Information
Jessica Martini-Lamb
Sonoma County Water Agency
P.O. Box 11628
Santa Rosa, CA 95406

Phone : (707) 547-1903

Location

Counties
Mendocino Sonoma

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S:15307,15308
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed action is a ministerial action under CEQA Statute 21080(B)(1) and categorically exempt from the CEQA Act under the State CEQA Guidelines Section 15307,15308,15301(i)

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