Protection of Domestic Drinking Water Supplies for the Lower Salinas Valley

Summary

SCH Number
2020080055
Lead Agency
Monterey County Water Resources Agency
Document Title
Protection of Domestic Drinking Water Supplies for the Lower Salinas Valley
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
8/6/2020
Project Applicant
Monterey County Water Resources Agency
Present Land Use
Agricultural/farm land

Document Description
The purpose of this project is to destroy a minimum of 100 abandoned or inactive wells to eliminate conduits that are allowing for the vertical migration of seawater- and nitrate-contaminated groundwater into aquifers in the vicinity of wells that supply drinking water to Castroville, Marina, and Salinas, CA.

Contact Information
Brent Buche
Monterey County Water Resources Agency
1441 Schilling Place North Bldg
Salinas, CA 93901

Phone : (831) 755-4860
bucheb@co.monterey.ca.us

Location

Counties
Monterey
Regions
Southern California
Other Location Info
Monterey County Water Resources Agency Zone 2B

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15307
Reasons for Exemption
This project involves the destruction of existing wells in order to eliminate existing conduits for groundwater contamination, thus preventing future impacts. The project will temporarily use minor land area at each well site with negligible or no permanent effects on the environment. Each destroyed well will be backfilled to restore surface conditions. No unusual circumstances exist that would constitute an exception to the Categorical Exemption.
Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15308
Reasons for Exemption
This project involves the destruction of existing wells in order to eliminate existing conduits for groundwater contamination, thus preventing future impacts. The project will temporarily use minor land area at each well site with negligible or no permanent effects on the environment. Each destroyed well will be backfilled to restore surface conditions. No unusual circumstances exist that would constitute an exception to the Categorical Exemption.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
Filed NOE   PDF 64 K

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