SCH Number 2008032081
- Teixeira Application 30978 to Appropriate Water
- Application 30978 seeks a right to appropriate a total of 164 acre-feet of water per year, in combination with existing Licenses 7228 (Application A018476 [A018476]) and 8283 (Application 21284 [A021284]) for storage in an existing 84 acre-foot capacity reservoir, Pinheiro Reservoir. Currently 87 acre-feet of water is licensed for storage in Pinheiro Reservoir. The applicant proposes to increase the storage capacity of Pinheiro Reservoir from its current capacity of 84 acre-feet to 164 acre-feet by modifying the spillway with a four-foot flashboard dam. Water is diverted from an Unnamed Stream (locally known as Ellis Creek) tributary to the Petaluma River thence San Pablo Bay. Under any water right permit or license issued pursuant to Application 30978, water would be diverted to storage from December 15 to March 31 of the following year and the February median flow, 0.33 cubic feet per second (cfs), would be bypassed. Water collected to storage pursuant to this application will be used for stockwatering up to 1,000 head of dairy cattle and, depending on economic conditions, for irrigation and frost protection of up to 300 acres of proposed vineyard. The development of the proposed 300-acre vineyard would involve the clearing of grassland and limited grading for the installation of a drip irrigation system. The vineyard has not been developed.
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