Newell Creek Reservoir Temporary Urgency Change Petition - 2021

Summary

SCH Number
2021080460
Public Agency
City of Santa Cruz
Document Title
Newell Creek Reservoir Temporary Urgency Change Petition - 2021
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
8/25/2021
Document Description
Temporary Urgency Change Petition in accordance with the State Water Resource Control Board (SWRCB) rules to reduce the bypass/release requirements in order to preserve storage in Newell Creek Reservoir needed due to extreme drought conditions. Beneficiaries are customers reliant on water supplied by the City of Santa Cruz.

Contact Information

Name
Chris Berry
Agency Name
City of Santa Cruz
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant

Location

Counties
Santa Cruz
Waterways
Newell Creek
Other Location Info
Newell Creek Reservoir, Santa Cruz County

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Declared Emergency
Type, Section or Code
Sec. 21080(b)(3); 15269(a)
Reasons for Exemption
This action by the City is exempt from CEQA pursuant to, inter alia, Public Resources Code Section 21080(b)(3) and (4), 14 CCR Section 15269(a) and (c), and 14 CCR Section 15301 (Class 1 exemption). The City's water supply situation is dire. Its only source of stored water for drought protection is being depleted and must be protected to mitigate the effects of the drought emergency declared by the Governor and preserve storage for ongoing emergency conditions.

Exempt Status
Emergency Project
Type, Section or Code
Sec. 21080(b)(4); 15269(b)(c)
Reasons for Exemption
This action by the City is exempt from CEQA pursuant to, inter alia, Public Resources Code Section 21080(b)(3) and (4), 14 CCR Section 15269(a) and (c), and 14 CCR Section 15301 (Class 1 exemption). The City's water supply situation is dire. Its only source of stored water for drought protection is being depleted and must be protected to mitigate the effects of the drought emergency declared by the Governor and preserve storage for ongoing emergency conditions.

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Sec. 21080(b)(3); 15269(a)
Reasons for Exemption
This action by the City is exempt from CEQA pursuant to, inter alia, Public Resources Code Section 21080(b)(3) and (4), 14 CCR Section 15269(a) and (c), and 14 CCR Section 15301 (Class 1 exemption). The City's water supply situation is dire. Its only source of stored water for drought protection is being depleted and must be protected to mitigate the effects of the drought emergency declared by the Governor and preserve storage for ongoing emergency conditions.

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Sec. 21080(b)(4); 15269(b)(c)
Reasons for Exemption
This action by the City is exempt from CEQA pursuant to, inter alia, Public Resources Code Section 21080(b)(3) and (4), 14 CCR Section 15269(a) and (c), and 14 CCR Section 15301 (Class 1 exemption). The City's water supply situation is dire. Its only source of stored water for drought protection is being depleted and must be protected to mitigate the effects of the drought emergency declared by the Governor and preserve storage for ongoing emergency conditions.
County Clerk
Santa Cruz

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