Emergency Todd Road Well Activation Project

Summary

SCH Number
2021060426
Public Agency
Sonoma County Water Agency
Document Title
Emergency Todd Road Well Activation Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
6/18/2021
Document Description
The Sonoma County Water Agency (Sonoma Water) is proposing a drought emergency project to bring an existing groundwater well at the Todd Road Well Station (Well Station) into operation and to increase regional and community drought resiliency. The Well Station is located along the Russian River-Cotati Intertie Aqueduct (underground pipeline). The purpose of the project is to provide supplemental water from the existing well to support agriculture and public water retailers (cities and water districts) during the drought emergency. The project will consist of installing additional piping and associated equipment from the well to the main pipeline to ensure chlorine contact time regulatory requirements are met for potable water use. The new piping and appurtenances would be installed at and beneath the existing graveled hardscape area adjacent to the Aqueduct and well. Approximately 250 feet of 30-inch-diameter pipe would be installed. Total pipe length would be adjusted based on final procurement of pipe diameter. The 0.03-acre excavation area would be contained within the 0.13-acre work area on Sonoma Water property. The proposed project would not change the existing capacity of the Aqueduct or impact mature trees or native vegetation.

Contact Information

Name
Dave Cook
Agency Name
Sonoma County Water Agency
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Location

Cities
Cotati, Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Santa Rosa
Counties
Sonoma
Regions
Countywide, Statewide
Cross Streets
4040 Todd Road, 0.5 mile west of Llano Road, Sonoma County, California

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Emergency Project
Type, Section or Code
Sec. 21080(b)(4); 15269(b)(c)
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed action is statutorily exempt under California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Statute 21080(b)(4), which provides that specific actions necessary to prevent or mitigate an emergency are exempt from CEQA; categorically exempt from CEQA under the State CEQA Guidelines Section 15301(b)(f); and under Section 6b of Governor's April 21, 2021, emergency drought proclamation for the Russian River Watershed.
County Clerk
Sonoma

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