Camanche Water Rights Permit Extension
Since the 1920’s, EBMUD’s primary source of water has been the Mokelumne River. In 1956, the State issued water rights permit 10478 to EBMUD for diversion and storage of 125 million gallons per day of water from the Mokelumne River. In 1964, EBMUD completed construction of Camanche Reservoir and related facilities to use water diverted under permit 10478. The permit identifies December 1, 2000 as the date by which EBMUD is to apply diverted water to full beneficial use. In November 2000, EBMUD filed a petition with the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) to extend and continue the terms of the existing permit to the year 2040.
EBMUD intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Camanche Water Rights Permit Extension Project, in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act. On November 7, 2008, EBMUD issued a Notice of Preparation for the proposed project, which is available below.
The comment period for the NOP ended on December 11, 2008. EBMUD held three public meetings that November to seek public and agency input on the alternatives, issues, and concerns to be addressed in the EIR. EBMUD considered the comments received in the NOP process and is preparing the Draft EIR. EBMUD plans to release the Draft EIR for review and comment in mid-2013.
For more information regarding this proposed project, please contact Ana Ulloa at (510) 287-1258 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.