EWD Diffused Surface Water Program - Mustang Creek Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) Project - Dry Wells


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Eastside Water District
Document Title
EWD Diffused Surface Water Program - Mustang Creek Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) Project - Dry Wells
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Project Applicant
Eastside Water District

Document Description
Two flood control structures were built on Mustang Creek by the US Department of Agriculture and will be utilized for the proposed MAR Project. Flood waters not detained in these two facilities continue down Mustang Creek threatening the Turlock Irrigation District (TID) Highline Canal and significant portions of the City of Turlock. The MAR Project will enhance the storage capacity of both the reservoir and the basin without the need to physically expand these facilities. Torrent MaxWell dry-wells will be installed at both sites to enhance the ability of both sites to accept flood flows from the Mustang Creek watershed. The reservoir site can hold about 600 AF on approximately 100-acres. The basin site size is approximately 74-acres with a capacity to hold 95 AF. Torrent dry-wells will be installed to enhance the percolation capability of the reservoir and basin sites, thereby enhancing the capacity of the project to protect the Highline Canal· and City of Turlock from potentialflood damage.

Contact Information
Kevin M. Kauffman
Eastside Water District
731 E. Yosemite Ave., Suite B #147
Merced, CA 95340

Phone : (209) 478-4940


Merced Stanislaus
Cross Streets
East Avenue and east of Montpelier Rd
Turlock Airport
Mustang Creek; Tuolumne and Merced Rivers

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S: 15301(b)(d)(f)(m)
Reasons for Exemption
This project is exempt under Title 14 California Code of Regulations Sections 15301 (b), (d), (f), and (m), as it involves minor public alterations to existing flood control facilities, structure or facilities, maintenance of existing facilities, conversion of facilities, and minor alterations to land and is necessary to meet current standards of public safety.


Notice of Exemption
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