Deer Creek Instream Flow Planning and Design, Project ID: 2021040


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB)
Document Title
Deer Creek Instream Flow Planning and Design, Project ID: 2021040
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
This planning project will (1) design a groundwater system to provide an alternative water supply that will enable Deer Creek Irrigation District (DCID) to reduce or eliminate diversion to the Sheep Camp Ditch; (2) design a groundwater system that will enable water users on the Cone-Kimball Ditch to reduce or eliminate their use of surface water; (3) explore opportunities to increase efficiency within the DCID and Stanford-Vina Ranch Irrigation Company systems through measures such as ditch lining, tailwater recovery, and seasonal recharge of groundwater; and (4) work with the above stakeholders to create a long-term plan to manage the flow enhancements resulting from the above measures, plus potential flow enhancements produced by future projects, to meet instream flow targets in Deer Creek on a long-term sustainable basis.

Contact Information

John Donnelly
Agency Name
Department of Fish and Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation Board
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Other Location Info
Deer Creek Irrigation District and Stanford-Vina Ranch Irrigation Company

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15262; feasibility or planning studies for possible future actions that the agency has not approved, adopted or
Reasons for Exemption
Project involves only environmental analysis or planning studies for possible future actions which the agency, board, or commission has not approved, adopted, or funded.


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