Draft EIR for the Watsonville Slough System Managed Aquifer Recharge and Recovery Projects

2 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2019059130
Lead Agency
Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency
Document Title
Draft EIR for the Watsonville Slough System Managed Aquifer Recharge and Recovery Projects
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Received
Project Applicant
Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency
Present Land Use
Multiple

Document Description
Throughout much of the Pajaro Valley Groundwater Basin, groundwater levels have declined as a result of long-term groundwater overdraft. Overdraft conditions result in seawater intrusion, groundwater quality degradation, and groundwater storage depletion. The primary purpose of the Watsonville Slough System Managed Aquifer Recharge and Recovery Projects (comprised of the Harkins Slough Facilities Upgrades Project and Struve Slough Project) is to help balance the groundwater basin, prevent further seawater intrusion, and help meet the water supply needs in the Pajaro Valley. The Projects are located in Unincorporated Santa Cruz County. The Harkins Slough Project would include upgrades at the Harkins Slough pump station, installation of filter screens, installation of a backwash and raw water pipeline from the filter plant at the Harkins Slough pump station to an existing gravity sewer in West Beach Street, and construction of two new recharge basins and associated recovery wells, monitoring wells, and pipelines. The Struve Slough Project would develop Struve Slough as a water supply source by installing a new screened intake, new pump station, a pipeline to connect the new pump station at Struve Slough to the Harkins Slough pump station, a pipeline to connect the Harkins Slough pump station to the recharge basins, and a new recharge basin and associated recovery wells, monitoring wells, and pipelines.

Contact Information
Brian Lockwood
Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency
36 Brennan Street
Watsonville, CA 95076

Phone : (831) 722-9292
eir@pvwater.org

Location

Coordinates
36°53'23.6"N 121°48'9.9"W
Cities
Watsonville
Counties
Santa Cruz
Regions
Unincorporated
Cross Streets
Varies, see Figure 2-1 of EIR
Zip
95076
Total Acres
~34
Parcel #
Multiple - see Appendix PD-1
State Highways
1, 129, 152
Railways
Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line
Airports
Watsonville Municipal Airport
Schools
Pajaro Valley HS, New School Community Day HS, Landmark Elementa
Waterways
Watsonville, Struve, Hanson, and Harkins Sloughs, Pajaro River
Township
12
Range
1E
Section
12
Base
MD

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board California Coastal Commission California Department of Conservation California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 5 California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics California Governor's Office of Emergency Services California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Natural Resources Agency California Public Utilities Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 California State Lands Commission 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 California Department of Water Resources

Attachments

Environmental Document
SloughProjects_DEIR_NOA_final   PDF 117 K Summary_Form_for_Document_Submittal   PDF 579 K WSS-MARR Draft SEIR_with Appendices   PDF 34810 K
NOC
Notice of Completion_Sloughs_DEIR   PDF 352 K
State Comments
2019059130_DWR Comment   PDF 320 K

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