Emergency Todd Road Well Activation

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
State Water Resources Control Board
Document Title
Emergency Todd Road Well Activation
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Sonoma County Water Agency is proposing a drought emergency project to bring an existing groundwater well at the Todd Road Well Station into operation and to increase regional and community drought resiliency. The Well Station is located along the Russian River-Cotati lntertie Aqueduct. The purpose of the project is to provide supplemental water from the existing well to support agriculture and public water systems 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.

Contact Information

Janice Oakley
Agency Name
State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water
Job Title
District Engineer
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Rosa
Northern California
Cross Streets
4040 Todd Road, 0.5 mile west of Llano Road

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Declared Emergency
Type, Section or Code
Sec. 21080(b)(3); 15269(a)
Reasons for Exemption
On April 21, 2021 Governor Newsom issued a Proclamation of a State of Emergency in Sonoma and Mendocino counties due to drought conditions in the Russian River Watershed (Governor's Drought Proclamation). Sonoma Water staff are proposing work necessary to bring an existing groundwater well at the Todd Road Well Station (Well Station) into operation and to increase regional and community drought resiliency.

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1: California Code of Regulations, title 14, division 6, chapter 3, article 19, section 15301
Reasons for Exemption
The Project is on an existing facility and will involve negligible or no expansion of existing or former use.


State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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