An implementation grant to the Marin Resource Conservation District for a cooperative project to assist three farms to modify storage ponds in order to enhance summer instream flows on Pine Gulch Creek (PGC). The four ponds are designed to store a total of 61.4 acre-feet by direct rainfall, sheet flow, and strict creek diversions limited to the winter months. These ponds will allow the farmers to completely relinquish their summer riparian water rights and dedicate them to instream flows under Section 1707 of the California Water Code. In return, the farmers have secured appropriative water rights for the winter months and limiting their riparian diversions in the spring.
Marin County Resource Conservation District
To enhance stream flow
Complete and Fully Paid
Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC):