Paloma Well Discharge Short-Term License Agreement


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Tahoe Conservancy
Document Title
Paloma Well Discharge Short-Term License Agreement
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
NOE for a short-term license agreement The Conservancy is entering into a short-term license agreement (5 days) authorizing South Tahoe Public Utility District (STPUD) access onto portions of Conservancy land to install, maintain, and remove a temporary water discharge system to disperse groundwater produced during well repair tests. Groundwater will be pumped from the STPUD’s Paloma Well located at 826 Paloma Avenue in South Lake Tahoe, CA. The temporary discharge system will consist of a 12-inch aluminum irrigation pipeline, a flow diffuser, and silt filter fencing. The silt filter fencing will be placed approximately 30 feet from the end of the irrigation pipeline. Licensee will use hand crews to install and remove the temporary discharge system.

Contact Information

Nick Meyer
Agency Name
State of California-Tahoe Conservancy
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


South Lake Tahoe
El Dorado
Northern California
Cross Streets
Paloma Avenue and El Dorado Avenue
Parcel #
El Dorado County Assessment Number 026-141-012
Other Location Info
The well is located at 826 Paloma Avenue in the Al Tahoe neighborhood in the City of South Lake Tahoe. The project proponent will need to access 818 El Dorado Avenue (El Dorado County Assessment Number (AN 026-141-012) to discharge the water in or nearby Trout Creek by the Upper Truckee Marsh (AN 026-200-011), both of which are owned by the California Tahoe Conservancy (Conservancy) (see attached map).

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Classes 1 & 4, §§ 15301 and 15304. (See also Cal. Code Regs., tit. 14, §§ 12102.1 and 12102.4.)
Reasons for Exemption
The project is exempt under Class 1 because it involves maintenance of an existing facility, the paloma well. The installation, maintenance, and removal of the temporary water discharge system is exempt under Class 4 because it involves minor alterations to the land having negligible or no permanent effects on the environment and is consistent with the permit granted to STPUD from Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board on October 12, 2021.


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