Grading and earthmoving activities associated with the construction of a 48 acre-foot water volume capacity water storage reservoir on gently sloping land (typically 0% to 5%) within a ±2.5 acre area of annual grassland.
The project is located within the Maxwell creek - Upper Reach Drainage on an approximately 198-acre parcel (APN 025-010-014) located at 4833 Chiles Pope Valley Road, on the west side of Chiles Pope Valley Road approximately 1.5 miles south of its intersection with Pope Canyon Road in the Pope Valley Area of Napa County, California. (Zoning: Agricultural Watershed).
Notice of Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15303 and 15304
Reasons for Exemption
Project is the grading, earthmoving activities associated with the construction of a 48
acre-foot capacity water storage reservoir on shallow slopes (slopes ranging typically from 0-5%) located within an area of approximately of 2.5 acres within an annual grassland. The project area is located on lands that have previously been disturbed by hay farming and operations. Existing improvements in the project area consist of an onsite residence and associated agricultural accessory structures and access roads. The proposed reservoir would meet minimum setbacks from the adjacent blue line stream and would be within previously disturbed hay farming areas.
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