Submission of State Implementation Policy Section 5.3 Exception for Use of Copper and Acrolein ID Control Weeds in Irrigation and Stormwater Canals and Ditches

Summary

SCH Number
2019119022
Lead Agency
Chowchilla Water District
Document Title
Submission of State Implementation Policy Section 5.3 Exception for Use of Copper and Acrolein ID Control Weeds in Irrigation and Stormwater Canals and Ditches
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Received
Project Applicant
Brandon Tomlinson, General Manager
Present Land Use
Exclusive Agriculture - Minimum 20 Acres (AE-20)/Agriculture

Document Description
The proposed project consists of the periodic application of copper and acrolein as aquatic herbicides to the irrigation and stormwater canals and ditches of the District for weed control and preventative algae maintenance as part of an aquatic pesticide application plan (APAP). The presence of emergent plants, floating or submersed plants, and/or algae in the distribution system reduces the volume of water that can be delivered and decreases the ability to accurately control water deliverables. The growth causes maintenance issues for farmers when it clogs pumps, filters, and other irrigation equipment which would discourage the use of surface water, thereby increasing demand on groundwater supplies, which is inconsistent with water conservation efforts. Without the ability to control the plant and algae growth in canals and pipelines, irrigation methods that support water conservation are less feasible. See NOC for full details.

Contact Information
Brandon Tomlinson
Chowchilla Water District
327 S Chowchilla Boulevard
Chowchilla, CA 93610

Phone : (559) 685-3747

Location

Coordinates
37°7'22.33"N 120°15'14.2"W
Cities
Chowchilla
Counties
Madera
Cross Streets
E Robertson Blvd and S Chowchilla Blvd
Zip
93610
Total Acres
85,000
Parcel #
002-120-008
State Highways
SR 99
Railways
Union Pacific
Airports
Chowchilla Municipal Airport
Schools
Ronald Reagan Elementary
Waterways
Chowchilla River
Township
10S
Range
15E
Section
5
Base
MDB&M

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Water Facilities (Irrigation Type)
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Geologic/Seismic Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Traffic/Circulation Tribal Cultural Resources Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Land Use
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Conservation California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Pesticide Regulation California Department of Transportation, District 6 California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics California Department of Water Resources California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Natural Resources Agency California Public Utilities Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 Department of Toxic Substances Control State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance

Attachments

Environmental Document
2019-1105 Chowchilla WD SCH Summary Form   PDF 1028 K 2019-1105 CWD CEQA   PDF 17393 K Chapter 4 MND   PDF 1097 K NOI   DOCX 19 K
NOC
NOC   PDF 1269 K

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