Blanco Drain Water Quality Improvement Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Resource Conservation District, Monterey County
Document Title
Blanco Drain Water Quality Improvement Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Project Applicant
Resource Conservation District of Monterey County

Document Description
installation of two woodchip denitrification bioreactor sites adjacent to Blanco Drain to mitigate agricultural nutrient loads by drawing water (~10% of Drain flow) from the drain, running it through the bioreactors situated a short distance from the drain, and then returning it to the Drain just downstream.

Contact Information
Paul Robins
Resource Conservation District of Monterey County
744-A La Guardia Street
Salinas, CA 93905

Phone : (831) 975-7757


Other Location Info
Bioreactor 1 located on east side of Blanco drain and south of McFadden Road, Bioreactor 2 is adjacent to the Blanco Drain, northeast of Nassua Road and Cooper Road intersection.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
Project involves minor alteration to land to install a small pump inlet and gravity flow outlet on a barren ditch bank for a water quality improvement project located >10' away from the ditch bank.


Notice of Exemption
2019058273   PDF 2780 K

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