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Project: Pine Gulch Water Rights and Instream Flow Enhancement

Description: 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.

Reference Number: 36402017017

Implemented By: Marin County Resource Conservation District

Objective: To enhance stream flow

Type: Water Management

Total Cost: $433,439.46

Project Status: Complete and Fully Paid

On Time?: Yes    Within Scope?: Yes    Within Budget?: Yes

Estimated Completion: 2/26/2020    Actual Completion: 2/26/2020

Associated Counties: Marin

Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC): No

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Local Contribution3/9/2017$26,635.00
Prop. 1, Stream Flow Enhancement3/9/2017$406,804.46

Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
Water ManagementStormwater Flood / Capture  
Water ManagementWater Storage -- Surface  

Water Action Plan Target

Protect and Restore Important EcosystemsAction Description
Manage and Prepare for Dry PeriodsAction Description
Expand Water Storage Capacity and Improve Groundwater ManagementAction Description


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