Butano State Park Streamflow Enhancement Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
San Mateo County Resource Conservation District
Document Title
Butano State Park Streamflow Enhancement Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Project Applicant
San Mateo Resource Conservation District

Document Description
The San Mateo Resources Conservation District (RCD), in partnership with California State Parks (CSP) is proposing to install a new permanent domestic well at Butano State Park. The RCD has applied for funding for this project through the Wildlife Conservation Board Proposition 1 grant. Currently, Butano State Park relies on surface water from Little Butano Creek to supply all water related infrastructure and user demand. This project would allow for increased water security, especially in years of drought, by adding an additional water source. To ensure this project will not impact stream flow in Little Butano Creek, the RCD worked with Balance Hydrologics and SRT Consultants (project engineers) to produce a study that reviewed the geology and ground water characteristics at the site. Based on the study findings, the proximity of the proposed domestic well will not impact creek flows in Little Butano Creek. This project does not include the pumping or filtration infrastructure associated with well development, only the drilling and casing of the well hole. If the well is not viable the hole will be filled and abandoned.

Contact Information
Jarrad Fisher
San Mateo Resource Conservation District
80 Stone Pine Rd #100
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

Phone : (650) 712-7765 ext. 114


San Mateo
Other Location Info
The project site is located in Butano State Park approximately 4.5 miles south of the town of Pescadero, CA. This project will involve drilling of a domestic well which will occupy a 40 ft. by 60 ft. pad (area of impact) approximately 700 ft. west of the park entrance kiosk. Geographic coordinates of the project are 37.20116 N, -122.3422 W.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
CEQA State Guidelines, Sections 15303, 15304
Reasons for Exemption
See attached NOE


Notice of Exemption
2019100348 RCD_PermanentWellCEQA_BSP_2019-9-13   PDF 191 K

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