Santa Cruz Water Rights Project

4 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Santa Cruz
Document Title
Santa Cruz Water Rights Project
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Various Residential, Commercial, Light Industrial, Public Facility, Open Space, Park and Recreation, and Agricultural Designations
Document Description
The Proposed Project would improve flexibility in operation of the City’s water system while enhancing stream flows for local anadromous fisheries. The Proposed Project includes components that are considered in the EIR at a “project” level (project components) and components that are considered at a “programmatic” level (programmatic components). The primary project and programmatic components include: (1) water rights modifications related to place of use, method of diversion, points of diversion and rediversion, underground storage and purpose of use, extension of time, and stream bypass requirements for fish habitats (referred to as Agreed Flows); (2) water supply augmentation components, including new aquifer storage and recovery (ASR) facilities at unidentified locations, Beltz ASR facilities at the existing Beltz well facilities, and water transfers and exchanges and intertie improvements; and (3) surface water diversion improvements, including the Felton Diversion fish passage improvements and the Tait Diversion and Coast Pump Station improvements.

Contact Information

Sarah Easley Perez
Agency Name
Principal Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Capitola, Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley
Santa Cruz
Citywide, Countywide, Northern California
Cross Streets
Total Acres
approx 162,000
Parcel #
State Highways
1, 9, 17
Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line
Brook Knoll, Soquel Union, Soquel H.S.
San Lorenzo River, and Laguna, Reggiardo, Liddell, Majors Creeks

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Fish and Game Commission (CDFGC), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), 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 Drinking Water, 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, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW)
Development Types
Water Facilities (water rights modifications and various facilities)(Type various, MGD 0.000001)
Local Actions
Coastal Permit, Water Rights Modification
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Coastal Zone, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire, Climate Change


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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