North Fork Frost Ponds - Second Revised Draft EIR

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Santa Barbara County
Document Title
North Fork Frost Ponds - Second Revised Draft EIR
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Rural Area, Agricultural Commercial (AC); Zoning: AG-II-100
Document Description
The North Fork Ranch Frost Pond project would result in the construction and operation of three water storage reservoirs (frost ponds) located on the south side of State Route 166 on a 6,565-acre parcel. The project parcel is located approximately nine miles west of the community of New Cuyama in Santa Barbara County. The reservoirs would be used to supply frost protection water to approximately 840 acres of existing vineyards generally during the months of February, March and April. Each of the proposed reservoirs would be lined to prevent water infiltration, and each would occupy an area of approximately five acres and have the capacity to store approximately 44 acre feet of water. Water stored in the reservoirs would be supplied by existing agricultural wells located on the project parcel and north of SR 166. A total of approximately 257,945 cubic yards of cut and fill grading would be required to construct the three proposed reservoirs. In total the three reservoirs would occupy an area of approximately 15.6 acres.

Contact Information

Steve Rodriguez
Agency Name
County of Santa Barbara - Planning and Development
Job Title
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


New Cuyama
Santa Barbara
Southern California, Unincorporated
Cross Streets
State Highway 166
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
SR 166
Cuyama River

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance
Development Types
Water Facilities (Agricultural Frost Protection)(Type Water Reservoir, MGD .000001)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Hydrology/Water Quality, Vegetation, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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