Installation of Groundwater Monitoring Wells


SCH Number
Public Agency
Santa Cruz County
Document Title
Installation of Groundwater Monitoring Wells
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Installation of 8 monitoring wells throughout the Santa Margarita Groundwater Basin boundary to collect data concerning the groundwater elevations at strategic locations. These data will inform resource protection under the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, particularly in evaluating the connection between surface water and groundwater.

Contact Information

Sierra Ryan
Agency Name
County of Santa Cruz
Job Title
Water Resources Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Scotts Valley
Santa Cruz
Northern California
Cross Streets
Scotts Valley Drive, Bean Creek Road, Nelson Road, Bahr Drive, Quail Hollow Rd, Love Creek
Total Acres
Parcel #
023-101-02, 077-361-03
State Highways
Vine Hill School

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 6 Categorical Exemption
Reasons for Exemption
Class 6 Categorical Exemption consists of basic data collection, research, experimental management, and resource evaluation activities which do not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource. These may be strictly for information gathering purposes, or as part of a study leading to an action which a public agency has not yet approved, adopted, or funded. This project is being done for the purpose of data collection to evaluate and manage an environmental resource by a public agency, and therefore qualifies under this exemption.

Exempt Status
Type, Section or Code
Section 21080 of the Public Resources Code
Reasons for Exemption
Wells such as these require only a ministerial well permit from the County.
County Clerk
Santa Cruz


Notice of Exemption

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