Nolan Ranch, LLC Vineyard Irrigation and Frost Protection Reservoir


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Santa Barbara County
Document Title
Nolan Ranch, LLC Vineyard Irrigation and Frost Protection Reservoir
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
AC & AG-II-100

Document Description
Hearing on the request of Brett Jones, agent for the owner, Nolan Ranch, LLC, to consider Case No. 18CUP-00000-00021 for approval of a Minor Conditional Use Permit to allow for the construction of a 2.51-acre agricultural reservoir with a storage capacity of 37.3 acre-feet, to be used for irrigation and frost protection for approx 100-acres of vineyard installed on the subject parcel. The reservoir would also supply a buffer for normal operation of the vineyard drip irrigation system. Grading for the proposed project would consist of approx 43,700 cubic yards of cut and 14,000 cy of fill. Excess fill material would be stored onsite in a permanent stockpile located adjacent to the reservoir. No free or vegetation removal is being proposed. The reservoir would be supplied by an existing agricultural well located on the subject parcel. A pump pad would be installed south of the proposed reservoir and a new supply line and outlet pipe (12" diameter) would be installed from the pump pad to the reservoir. The reservoir would be lined with a 40 mil thick HDPE liner. The reservoir would remain full only during the months of February, March and April. During "non-frost" months (May through Jan), the reservoir would be kept at or below a design depth that will allow for normal operation of the vineyard drip irrigation system. 12 emergency egress ladders would be installed to prevent accidental human and animal drowning. Access to the site would continue to be provided by an existing all-weather access road from Alisos Canyon Road.

Contact Information
Dana Eady
Santa Barbara County
624 W. Foster Rd, Suite C
Santa Barbara, CA 93455

Phone : (805) 934-6266


Santa Barbara
Cross Streets
Alisos Canyon Rd/Foxen Canyon Rd
Total Acres
Parcel #
Canada de los Alisos Creek
Other Location Info
Los Altos

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (ag reservoir (vineyard irrigation & frost protection))
Local Action
Use Permit
Project Issues
Biological Resources Geologic/Seismic Water Quality
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Transportation Projects Cal Fire California Department of Parks and Recreation Caltrans, District 5 Department of Conservation Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 5 Department of Housing and Community Development Native American Heritage Commission Office of Emergency Services, California Office of Historic Preservation Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 3 Resources Agency State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water Department of Water Resources


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State Comments
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