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    June 22 2010

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        Applicant             Project Title       Project Location        Resource Area        Area(s)                                              Project Summary                                                      Timeframe                    Proposal         Total)                Comments

    Flood/Watershed Management
                                                                                                              The goal of this project is the acquisition of the 450-acre Carr Lake basin, and its
                                                                                                              conversion into parkland for the multiple uses of recreation, restored wetlands and riparian
                                                                                                              wildlife habitat, storm water detention, open space, and water quality enhancement for
                                                                                                              downstream areas including the Reclamation Ditch and the Monterey Bay National Marine                                                                                   This application addresses
                                                                                                              Sanctuary. The restored Carr Lake Regional Park will connect via trails to Natividad Creek                                                                              the first phase of the
                                                                                                              Park, which lies immediately upstream. Re-creation of wetlands and floodwater detention                                                                                 project, including land
    Big Sur Land Trust,                                                                                       areas will provide reduction of flood impacts to the City of Salinas and to downstream                                                                                  owner negotiations,
    City of Salinas,                                                                       Water Quality;     agricultural and community lands. Water quality will also improve due to restored wetlands       Property negotiations are                           $13,275,000;       property appraisal and due
    CSUMB Watershed       Carr Lake Property                             Flood/Watershed   Natural Resource   and natural vegetation, via sediment capture and the biological treatment of constituent         underway. A timeframe is difficult                  $7,000,000;        diligence review, and
1   Institute & RON       Acquisition             Carr Lake, Salinas     Management        Enhancement        chemicals.                                                                                       to project at this time.             Implementation $20,275,000        property purchase
                                                                                                              This project will involve the restoration of wetlands, riparian corridors, and adjacent upland
                                                                                                              habitat. This project will connect the upper, middle, and lower reaches of the Moro Cojo
                                                                                                              Slough watershed with continuous wetland habitat. This wetland corridor will be restored
                                                                                                              with the primary objectives of improving water quality and obtaining the beneficial uses
                                                                                                              prescribed for the watershed. The project will continue to work on the overarching goals of
                                                                                                              the Moro Cojo Slough Management and Enhancement Plan, the Northern Salinas Valley
                                                                                                              Watershed Restoration Plan, and the Central Coast Regional Toxic Hot Spot Cleanup Plan for
                          Implementation of the                                                               Moss Landing Harbor. The restoration of freshwater wetlands is a prescribed Best                 The time frame for this project is
                          Moro Cojo Slough                                                                    Management Practice (BMP) by the EPA and outlined in the State's Nonpoint Source Plan as         about four years. Although some                     $3,004,069
                          Management and                                                                      one of the adopted 61 Management Measures. Similarly, the restoration of wetland                 of the land still needs to be                       (requested funds
                          Enhancement Plan:                                                Natural Resource   corridors has been embraced by the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board            acquired (which will eliminate                      & total project
    Central Coast         Restoration of the Upper Moro Cojo Slough      Flood/Watershed   Enhancement; Water and documented to significantly improve water quality that has been compromised by               access issues), most of the work                    cost); $0
2   Wetlands Group        Slough                   Watershed             Management        Quality            numerous nonpoint source pollutants from various land uses.                                      could begin immediately.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               The time frame for this project is   Implementation matching funds
                                                                                                                                                                                                               expected to last 18 to 24 months                                       In order to make
                                                                                                                                                                                                               to allow for field verification to                                     sustainable long term
                                                                                                                                                                                                               occur during dry months and for at                                     decisions for land use,
                                                                                                              This project proposes to utilize available public domain digital elevation models and            least two seasons of winter surface                                    restoration, and
                                                                                                              orthophotography as a base for a GIS based mapping of drainage networks in the Salinas           runoff field verification. A                                           conservation efforts, a
                                                  Elkhorn Slough and                                          River, Elkhorn Slough, and Moro Cojo watersheds with two primary goals. The first, to            significant impediment to the                      $1,000,000          detailed map of the
                          Pre-Development and     the Moro Cojo                                               recreate the pre-development drainage network of the subject area watersheds based on            proposed mapping project could be                  (requested funds    drainage network in the
                          Existing Drainage       watersheds from the                                         existing topography, historical records and field verification to determine historical surface   access to private land parcels,                    & total project     pre-development state and
    Central Coast         Network Mapping         Pacific Ocean to just Flood/Watershed    Natural Resources  drainage conditions. Secondly, to map the existing drainage network of the subject               even though access for survey is    Implementation cost); $0           existing configuration is
3   Wetlands Group        Project: Phase 1        east of King City     Management         Enhancement        watersheds based on existing topography and drainage infrastructure.                             allowed by State Law.               (Research)     matching funds      required.
                                                                                                              This project aims to enhance the thoroughly degraded Tembladero Slough, a water body
                                                                                                              which currently has 15 TMDL listed pollutants that flows untreated into the Monterey Bay
                                                                                                              National Marine Sanctuary. Enhancement will be achieved through a collaborative effort
                                                                                                              between County planners, farmers, scientific researchers, and the community. This project
                                                                                                              has several components including improvements to water quality with the purchase of              This project has three components,
                                                                                                              easements and creation of treatment wetlands in strategic locations along the slough,            each of which are made up of six                                       This project requires
                          Tembladero Restoration                                                              vegetating the now bare banks of the slough to reduce sediment input, providing more             tasks.The entire project is                         $5,810,285         attaining easements and
                          and Castroville                                                  Natural Resource   public open space, creating areas of flood plain improvement, and the long term                  expected to be complete within 4                    (requested and     acquiring land in fee. As a
    Central Coast         Community Public                               Flood/Watershed   Enhancement; Water development of a trail from Castroville to the beach. The project will provide multiple          years. The project is ready to                      matching funds     result, time frames could
4   Wetlands Group        Access                 Tembladero Slough       Management        Quality            benefits to the stakeholders involved.                                                           begin once funding is received.    Implementation   TBD)               be delayed.
                                                                                                              The project consists of three phases to restore the Gabilan watershed, and serve as a
                                                                                                              template for restoration of watersheds within the central coast. Phase I provides the
                                                  Alisal-Elkhorn                                              foundational watershed characterization and process analysis necessary to develop
                                                  Sloughs HUC with                                            meaningful and effective watershed management. It includes a review of previous relevant
                                                  primary focus on the                                        studies and preparation of original analysis. It also includes a compilation of spatial data,    All phases are expected to be
                                                  northern Gabilan                                            and of key watershed processes. Phase II will synthesize the information resulting in a          completed within four years of
                                                  Mountain sub-                                               management methodology, a master restoration plan, and site design. Under Phase II, a            funding. The project can
                                                  watersheds:                                                 community-based engagement process to review Phase I information and watershed                   commence once funding is                           $1,136,500;
                          Northern Gabilan        Gabilan, Santa Rita,                                        management options will be conducted. Phase II will culminate in a watershed restoration         secured. One of the main obstacles                 $383,500;
                          Mountain Watershed      and Natividad        Flood/Watershed                        management and recreation plan, with details illustrating management strategies. Phase           to the timely completion of this                   $1,520,000
5   City of Salinas       Management Project      Creeks               Management                             III includes environmental review, permits and plan implementation.                              project is political will.          Implementation
                                                                                                                                                                                                               The project will have three phases.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               1) Project Design, Permitting and
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Environmental Review - 6 months.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Project Construction - 6 weeks. 3)
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Revegetation - 4 weeks.The
                                                                                                                                                                                                               project has been scoped in the
                                                                                                                 This project includes two objectives: (1) securing a water supply system and (2) restoring    field by a qualified engineering
                                                                                                                 watershed function to a degraded coastal stream and its receiving watershed. First, the       geologist and the project costs
                                                                                                                 water supply system portion of the project will include the rehabilitation of the Coastlands  have been bid by an engineering
                                                                                                                 Mutual Water Supply Company spring box intake and 3000 feet of the company‘s water            firm for construction. Project
                                                                                                                 supply distribution line servicing 60 customers in Big Sur. The water supply system is the    elements which have not been
                                                                                                                 only supply for the 60 water customers and was destroyed in the Basin Complex Fire of         completed include project design
                                                                                                                 2008. The proposal includes installing a new water distribution line and a new steel settling to 100% plans, permitting and
                                                                                                                 tank in Post Creek for the water company.The project‘s other objective is to work to restore environmental review, and a
                                                                                                                 geomorphic function back to the Post Creek drainage and to rehabilitate the watershed from landowner access agreement from
                                                                                                                 the effects of the Basin Complex fire. The project proposes the placement of a box culvert at the US Forest Service. The project                 $174,500;
    Coastlands Mutual     Post Creek Water        Post Creek, a                                                  the location of the existing culvert to provide proper drainage and for a more natural        proponents will pursue these items                 $15,500;
    Water Company &       Supply and Watershed    tributary of the Big   Flood/Watershed                         sediment flow through the drainage without road failures and debris flows as in the current concurrent with this submittal to                    $190,000
6   Big Sur Land Trust    Restoration Project     Sur River              Management        Water Supply          conditions.                                                                                   the IRWMP Plan and other grant      Implementation
                                                                                                             This project consists of a vocational watershed and ocean literacy education program,
                                                                                                             serving adult English learners in the city of Salinas, with two goals: 1) increase watershed
                                                                                                             and ocean literacy among historically underserved adult learners in the city of Salinas; and
                                                                                                             2) provide adult ESL students from historically disadvantaged communities with useful
                                                                                                             support to enter career paths, and access better-paid job opportunities, within an emerging
                                                                                                             green job market (merging watershed stewardship with livelihood security). Our primary
                                                                                                             audience is comprised of culturally diverse adult students who voluntarily attend the Salinas
                                                                                                             Adult School, and are interested in pursuing continuing education and/or technical training     The project consists of three
                                                                                                             in order to enhance their employment opportunities in and around the city of Salinas. These     overarching educational objectives
     Monterey Bay                                                                                            students predominantly represent low-income and historically underserved segments of the        and the strategies to attain them.
     Sanctuary                                     City of Salinas –                                         population in the Monterey Bay area, and most of them have a Hispanic/Latino cultural           The project is ready to begin with Implementation
     Foundation –        ―Salinas: Water,          Gabilan Watershed, Flood/Watershed                        background. Under this funding request the applicant expects to serve 200 - 300 adult           the first results expected by      (primarily     $30,000;
7    MERITO Program      Ecology & Green Jobs‖     Lower Salinas Valley Management                           students.                                                                                       Summer 2011.                       educational)   $30,000; $60,000
                                                                                                             The project will fund the preparation of a combined National Environmental Policy
                                                                                                             Act/California Environmental Quality Act (NEPA/CEQA) document for the Salinas River Flood
                                                                                                             Risk Reduction Project, which allows channel maintenance activities on the mainstem of the
                                                                                                             Salinas River. MCWRA has partially funded this effort but additional funding is requested to                                                                              There are no foreseen
                                                                                                             complete the work, allowing the Salinas River Flood Risk Reduction Project to be                                                                                          technical obstacles or
                                                                                                             implemented. Flooding of agricultural lands within the Salinas Valley, adjacent to the river,                                                                             challenges. The only
                                                                                                             has occurred during conditions when in-channel sandbars and riparian vegetation including                                                                                 known factor that could
                         Environmental                                                                       invasive plants impede high flows. Additionally, limited flood flow capacity in high rainfall                                                    $342,000;                significantly delay
     Monterey County     Documentation for the    Salinas River and                                          years has caused damage or destruction to public infrastructure and private property. As        The project schedule covers an 18                $114,000;                implementation and/or
     Water Resources     Salinas River Flood Risk Watershed in          Flood/Watershed                      such, MCWRA developed and administers the Salinas River Flood Risk Reduction Project to         to 24-month period based on when                 $456,000                 completion of the project
8    Agency              Reduction Project        Monterey County       Management                           enhance flood protection, improve riparian habitat and reduce flood damage.                     the Notice to Proceed is issued.  Implementation                          is the lack of funding.
                                                                                                             This project proposes to establish a large acreage (100-640 acres) sustainable agriculture
                                                                                                             and sustainable development field research station to develop innovative sustainable land
                                                                                                             use practices for agriculture, residential and commercial development on a landscape scale.
                                                   Located within the                                        The site will provide continuous monitoring of practices to ensure that the desired outcomes
                         Sustainable Agriculture   IRWM Region                                               are achieved, establish long term data sets and allow for new innovations and practices to
                         and Sustainable           preferably within                                         be developed. The field station will also provide a demonstration area that can be reviewed
                         Development - Field       several miles of                       Water Quality;     and studied by other land owners and land managers to determine applicability to their
     Central Coast       Station and               Moss Landing Marine Flood/Watershed    Natural Resource   individual projects or farms. The primary goal of this project is to improve water resources    The project is still in its planning
9    Wetlands Group      Demonstration Area        Lab                 Management         Enhancement        on and offsite in the context of modern land use.                                               phase                                  Concept        ?                   As envisioned, the
                                                                                                             This proposed project has three principle objectives, the first being to restore watershed                                                                                proposal would be
                                                                                                             health by providing the scientific basis for developing a watershed-wide, community based                                                                                 organized both in phases
                                                                                                             solution. The second objective is to refocus the goal of the 2005 watershed study by                                                                                      over time, and in
                                                                                                             changing the Reclamation Ditch problem statement from a single purpose--flood control                                                                                     geographic reaches, or
                                                                                                             intent--to a more comprehensive, ecosystems approach that offers multiple benefits to                                                                                     Ditch segments. Initial
                                                                                                             restore watershed health, and increases the opportunity for funding success. Among other                                                                                  efforts will
                                                                                                             benefits, this proposal is intent on: reducing flood risks, providing (biologically treated)                                                                              comprehensively analyze
                                                                                                             improved water quality, provide urban and agricultural surface water management criteria,                                                                                 the entire watershed, later
                         Re-purposing of                                                                     enhancing groundwater recharge, exploring/providing healthy fishery and habitat, and            This effort is anticipated to take                                        efforts would focus on
                         Reclamation Ditch 1665    Along Reclamation                                         providing seasonal regional recreational opportunities such as a bike/hiking path from          several years to go from the initial                                      master planning solutions,
                         (to a multi-purpose       Ditch from Salinas                     Water Quality;     Salinas to the ocean. The third objective is to integrate Rec. Ditch Watershed efforts with     to final phases. One key initial                                          with detailed analysis
                         integrated regional       west towards the     Flood/Watershed   Natural Resource   other projects within the watershed, such as acquisition of Carr Lake (for a regional park),    step is to secure stakeholder                                             conducted on various
10   City of Salinas     facility)                 Coast                Management        Enhancement;       and upstream sub-watersheds in the Gabilan Range.                                               support.                             Concept          ?                   reaches of the Ditch.

                                                                                                             This project strives to conduct Community Based Participatory Research (CPBR), in order to
                                                                                                             address future water supply, water quality, and other environmental issues. The benefit of
                                                                                                             this type of research is that it is accurate and has been shaped through an inclusive process                                                                             CWC has held preliminary
                                                                                                             of entire community involvement, lending a greater legitimacy to future actions. The results                                                                              discussions with potential
                                                                                                             of the research will help elected officials and water agency boards to best serve their                                                                                   key partners and possible
                                                                                                             constituents. This process further benefits the entire region, as it empowers and engages                                                                                 funders of what could be
                                                                                                             the public in crucial water issues. The Coastal Watershed Council will lead the efforts to                                                                                an IRWM-wide CBPR
                                                   Project applies to                                        administer the CPBR on a specific watershed by watershed basis. Ultimately, this approach                                                                                 effort. Significant
                         Community-Based           entire Greater                                            could foster the creation of specific watershed management and/or restoration plans, filling                                           Concept                            matching funding is
     Coastal Watershed   Water Research &          Monterey County      Flood/Watershed                      a noticeable void within the region. The holistic approach of this CBPR project would also                                             (primarily                         available through several
11   Council             Education                 IRWM Region          Management                           address numerous objectives in all seven goals outlined in the region‘s IRWM Plan.            NA                                       educational)   ?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Financial           federal agencies.
                                                                                                             It is very likely that the Old Salinas River Channel and the Reclamation Ditch have been                                                              resources should
                                                                                                             dredged and further modified without permit. It is also possible that riparian vegetation has                                                         be adequate to
                                                                                                             been removed without permit or Section 7 consultation. Continued dredging and riparian                                                                cover a neutral
                                                                                                             removal without appropriate permits is not a sustainable practice over the long run. A                                                                facilitator and a
                                                                                                             facilitated stakeholder process is proposed to bring people together to find common ground.                                                           single Monterey
                                                  Old Salinas River                                          Various visions for these highly modified waterways may require iterative review by                                                                   Coastkeeper staff
                                                  Channel between the                                        consultants knowledgeable about the area and skilled in hydrology and geomorphology.                                                                  person for one
                                                  Salinas Lagoon and                                         Agencies such as the US EPA, RWQCB, MCWRA, NMFS, and DFG should be involved.                                                                          year; supplies;
                         Maintenance and Flood Moss Landing                                                  Growers and landowners should be involved. And stakeholders such as Sierra Club,                                                                      meeting
                         Control Planning for the Harbor. Reclamation                                        Surfrider Foundation, CA Native Plant Society, Audubon, and Monterey Coastkeeper should                                                               expenses; and
     Monterey            Old Salinas River        Ditch between                                              be involved. Such a process is the only way to bring people together, find common ground,                                                             legal and
     Coastkeeper / The   Channel and              Salinas and Moss    Flood/Watershed                        maintain the waterways, and provide flood control. Deliverables from the process will be a                                                            professional
12   Otter Project       Reclamation Ditch        Landing Harbor.     Management                             401 permit application and a Channel Maintenance Technical Memorandum.                        ?                                        Concept        consulting.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   resources should
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   be adequate to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   cover a neutral
                                                                                                             A number of groups and agencies resisted grower and Monterey County Water Resource                                                                    facilitator and a
                                                                                                             Agency plans to undertake bulldozing projects without an environmental impact study. The                                                              single Monterey
                                                                                                             US EPA designated the Salinas River an Aquatic Resource of National Importance (ARNI)                                                                 Coastkeeper staff
                                                                                                             essentially stopping the Army Corps of Engineers 401 permit process. The Monterey County                                                              person for one
                                                                                                             Water Resource Agency has now funded environmental review. While the review may                                                                       year; supplies;
                         Finding a common          Lower Salinas 100                                         satisfy CEQA requirements, the study may do little to balance the value conflicts of growers,                                                         meeting
     Monterey            ground approach to        year floodplain –                                         fish, water quality, and other users. Environmental review will certainly not address the                                                             expenses; and
     Coastkeeper / The   Salinas River Flood       King City to         Flood/Watershed                      ARNI designation. A facilitated stakeholder process is proposed to bring people together to                                                           legal and
13   Otter Project       Management                Monterey Bay         Management                           find a common ground approach to flood management in the Salinas River.                         ?                                      Concept        professional
                                                                                                             The Reclamation Ditch Improvement Plan was developed by the Reclamation Ditch
                                                                                                             Improvement Plan Advisory Committee (RDIPAC) to address the flooding, erosion, and
                                                                                                             sediment issues impacting the Reclamation Ditch system, a 157 square mile watershed. The        RDIPAC continues to provide
                                                                                                             desired project types submitted here will implement recommendations by the RDIPAC.              guidance in development of these
                                                                                                             Some of the recommendations include the following: Replace Potrero Tide Gates, Increase         projects. The project is in the
                         Implement Reclamation                                                               channel capacity and embankment stabilization (various locations), Bridge Replacements          concept stage. Funding sources are
     Monterey County     Ditch Improvement Plan The Reclamation                                              (12), Modify Main Street box culvert, Increase pumping capacity at pump stations (2),           being sought through other grants,
     Water Resources     Advisory Committee     Ditch 157 square-       Flood/Watershed                      Comprehensive watershed assessment and management plan, Survey of existing right-of-            Impact Fees and a Proposition 218
14   Agency              Recommendations        mile watershed          Management                           ways.                                                                                           ballot measure.                    Concept            ?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          RDIPAC continues to
                                                                                                             The Reclamation Ditch Improvement Plan by the Reclamation Ditch Improvement Plan                                                                                             support this project and
                                                                                                             Advisory Committee (RDIPAC) addresses the flooding, erosion, and sediment issues                                                                                             has determined it to be
                                                                                                             impacting the Reclamation Ditch system. The Potrero Road Tide Gates Project submitted                                                                                        the highest priority for the
                                                Potrero Tide Gates                                           here will implement recommendations by the RDIPAC. The Potrero Road Tide Gates Project                                                                                       entire Reclamation Ditch
     Monterey County                            are located                                                  will reduce the risk of flooding in the City of Salinas and surrounding areas from current         A preliminary project report study                                        Watershed in addressing
     Water Resources    Potrero Road Tide Gates upstream of Moss      Flood/Watershed                        and future flow rates in the system, minimizing crop damage and reducing erosion and               has been developed to determine                                           flooding and, erosion and
15   Agency             Construction Project    Landing Harbor        Management                             sedimentation from widened channel sections in the Reclamation Ditch watershed.                    the project‘s feasibility.             Concept        ?                   sedimentation issues.
                                                                                                             The Integrated Watershed Restoration Program (IWRP) for Monterey County is modeled
                                                                                                             after the IWRP pioneered in Santa Cruz County. The flagship component of IWRP is the
                                                                                                             creation of an interagency process to identify, design, and permit high priority water
                                                                                                             quality, fish passage, and wetland restoration projects. The Santa Cruz County IWRP
                                                                                                             partner organizations and agencies recognized that implementing the recommendations of
                                                                                                             multiple assessments and plans is best accomplished by bringing together federal, state,
                                                                                                             and local resource and permitting agencies to identify the highest priority projects and
                                                                                                             assisting with locating funding sources, providing technical assistance, and facilitating
                                                                                                             permitting. While in many ways this sounds potentially redundant with the mission of the
                                                                                                             Greater Monterey County IRWMP, the key distinctions with IWRP are 1) the focus on
                                                                                                             restoration projects, 2) the closely involved role of regional Coastal Conservancy staff in
                                                                                                             supporting the IWRP process and projects, and the participation of state and federal (along
                                                                                                             with local) agency representatives in the IWRP Technical Advisory Committee for a more
                                                                                                             vertically-integrated approach to facilitating, directing and supporting selected projects. As
                                                                                                             such, IWRP can be a critical asset for supporting GMCIRWMP restoration-focused projects,
                                                                                                             and it could facilitate coordination between neighboring IRWMP regions. Typical IWRP
                                                                                                             restoration projects can include rural road erosion reduction, fish passage improvement,
                                                                                                             and wetland and lagoon restoration. The individual watershed projects will be identified by
                                                                                                             the IWRP Technical Advisory Committee based on recommendations in local watershed
                                                 All watersheds of                                           plans, including the Coho and steelhead recovery plans developed by DFG and NMFS, or
                        Monterey County          Monterey County                                             otherwise supported by state or federal resource agencies or local watershed groups. The
     RCD of Monterey    Integrated Watershed     within the           Flood/Watershed    Natural Resource    IWRP will also support a number of potential projects recommended in other Monterey
16   County             Restoration Program      GMCIRWMP region      Management         Enhancement         County IRWMPs for the Pajaro River and the Carmel Valley and Monterey Peninsula.                   ?                                      Concept        ?

     Natural Resource Enhancement
                                                                                                             The Big Sur River provides spawning and rearing habitat for the federally threatened South-
                                                                                                             Central California Steelhead (Onchorhynchus mykiss). Six and a half of the 8 ½ miles (75
                                                                                                             %) of the river that are passable to steelhead are within Andrew Molera State Park and
                                                                                                             Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. For this reason, California State Parks authorized development
                                                                                                             of the Big Sur River Steelhead Enhancement Plan, which was completed in 2003. Within               The entire project will take place                                        As the entire project will
                                                                                                             this plan several problem areas within the two parks are identified, and corresponding             within a 2 year period. Permitting                                        take place on State Parks
                                                                                                             project proposals are outlined. Completion of the restoration activities listed in this proposal   for all projects will be done in the                                      land, no property
                                                                                         Flood/Watershed     will address this habitat degradation. The project allows California State Parks to protect        first 9 months. Some of the                       $813,707                restrictions or land access
     California State   Big Sur River Steelhead Big Sur River         Natural Resource   Management; Water   steelhead while supporting their mission of providing the best possible outdoor recreation         projects do not require permitting                Requested               issues are involved in this
17   Parks              Enhancement Project     Watershed             Enhancement        Quality             opportunities to the public.                                                                       and can start as soon as possible. Implementation Amount Only             project.
                                                                                                             Sand dunes help retain fresh water at the coast, recharge groundwater, retard saltwater
                                                                                                             intrusion, and minimize storm damage from the sea. The target area for this project,
                                                                                                             Central Monterey Bay, has the lowest and most degraded sand dunes in the region. They
                                                                                                             will be first to fail as sea level rises from storms, El Nino cycles, and climate change.
                                                                                                             Should they fail, salt water will overflow into the Salinas Valley, compromising one of the
                                                                                                             nation's most productive agricultural centers. The proposed project will enhance and restore                                                         $3,138,028
                                                Dune and wetland                                             sand dunes ecosystems in the low central bay, and control erosion in two salt marshes                                                                (requested funds
                        Coastal Dune            systems between the                                          directly behind the dunes in Moss Landing Harbor. These marshes are critical buffers to            The time frame for this project is                & total project
     Central Coast      Restoration and         Pajaro River and the Natural Resource                        prevent salt water from entering surrounding farmland, especially in the Salinas Valley, yet       about three years. The project can                cost); $0
18   Wetlands Group     Wetland Erosion Control Salinas River        Enhancement                             they are eroding away at accelerating rates.                                                       begin once funding is secured.     Implementation matching funds
                                                                                                             The Elkhorn Slough Foundation, in partnership with the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine
                                                                                                             Research Reserve, the Moss Landing Harbor District, the Monterey County Water Resources                                                                  This request:
                        Integrated Restoration:                                                              Agency and the County of Santa Cruz, proposes to restore up to 90 acres of tidal salt marsh        This will be a phased three part                      $675,266;
                        Beneficial Reuse of                                                                  and to create a 34-acre native vegetated buffer to reduce non-point source storm water             project (1.Acquisition by CA Fish                     $350,000;
                        Sediment to Restore                                                                  pollution in Elkhorn Slough. The marsh will be restored through the placement of sediment          and Game, 2.Planning and Design,                      $1,000,2666
                        Tidal Marsh and                                                                      to be removed from Moss Landing Harbor and benches along the Pajaro River, making                  3. Permitting and Implementation                       Future Requests:
     Elkhorn Slough     Agricultural Stormwater Elkhorn Slough                           Flood/Watershed     harbor maintenance and flood protection projects more effective and with fewer impacts on          of Restoration), culminating in                       $4,843,074;
     Foundation &       Treatment by a Native   Estuarine Research    Natural Resource   Management; Water   the environment. The project will address these specific problems through a collaborative          2019. The project can begin when                      $2,639,800;
19   ESNERR             Grassland Buffer        Reserve               Enhancement        Quality             approach. The project will use a phased implementation approach.                                   funding is received.              Implementation      $8,508,140
                                                                                                             Ridgeline to Tideline is a comprehensive approach to addressing water resource issues in an
                                                                                                             estuarine watershed. The project area encompasses 427 acres of Elkhorn Slough and
                                                                                                             uplands set in a 4,000-acre block of otherwise protected lands. The three phases of this           This project is made up of three
                                                                                                             work include: 1) increasing tidal range and circulation in a part of the Slough, an area with      main overlapping components
                                                                                                             consistently poor water quality and greatly reduced estuarine function, 2) acquiring two           (Increased tidal circulation, Land
                                                                                                             adjacent farmland properties that are a chronic source of Slough degradation, and 3) re-           acquisition, Land stabilization &
                                                                                                             contouring and stabilizing their steep eroding slopes and restoring native vegetation.             Habitat restoration), each with
                                                                                                             Reduced groundwater extraction on these lands will improve water balance in the basin,             separate timelines that can be
                                                                                                             resist sea water intrusion, prevent nitrate pollution, and promote freshwater spring re-           implemented concurrently or in a                                          As land acquisition
                        Ridgeline to Tideline:                                                               emergence. Over the past three decades the applicant has demonstrated that these                   phased approach. The duration of                                          comprises one of the
     Elkhorn Slough     Water Resource                                                   Water Quality;      integrated actions can measurably improve ecological function, tidal, freshwater and               the project should be about 6                         $6,515,000;         facets of this project, the
     Foundation &       Conservation in Elkhorn Elkhorn Slough        Natural Resource   Flood/Watershed     groundwater quantity and quality, and provide habitat for a diverse array of plants and            years. This project could begin as                    $1,777249;          time frame could get
20   ESNERR             Slough                  watershed             Enhancement        Management          animals.                                                                                           soon as funding is received.           Implementation $8,292248           skewed
                                                                                                             Elkhorn Slough is a National estuarine reserve and the most important California estuary
                                                                                                             south of San Francisco Bay. For the last few decades the estuary has undergone a serious
                                                                                                             problem of tidal scour and sediment export that will now be reduced with a sill structure,
                                                                                                             built halfway up the estuary at Parsons Slough, to reduce tidal exchange. The objectives of
                                                                                                             this proposal are to document environmental changes triggered by the sill and to amass
                                                                                                             information on the potential effects of larger scale interventions at the slough‘s mouth
                                                                                                             currently under discussion, particularly the proposed sill at the Highway 1 Bridge. Topics of
                        The Benefits and                                                                     the investigation are those that would drive future decision making on whether to                  The project is ready to begin, and
     Elkhorn Slough     Impacts of Tidal         Elkhorn Slough                          Flood/Watershed     implement the sill at the Highway 1 Bridge. The project will monitor water quality and             will start as soon as contracting is                  $696,704;
     Foundation &       Barriers – Sills – to    Estuarine Research   Natural Resource   Management; Water   water and sediment discharges and use their surrogates to investigate long term changes in         complete. It will be completed         Implementation $2,358,500;
21   ESNERR             Restore Elkhorn Slough   Reserve              Enhancement        Quality             the slough.                                                                                        within 24 months of starting.          (Research)     $3,055,204
                                                                                                               During minimum flows in the Salinas River, the Old Salinas River Channel (OSRC) outlets
                                                                                                               through a slide gate into the Pacific Ocean, in Monterey Bay. South-central California coast     It is anticipated that construction                                   Ninety percent design has
                                                                                                               steelhead, a federally threatened species, uses the lower Salinas River as a migration           will begin in the month of March                                      been completed. The
                                                                                                               corridor between the ocean and their upstream spawning grounds. When seasonally closed           and end in the month of October                                       Agency Board of Directors
                                                                                                               to the ocean, the Lagoon may serve as rearing habitat for juvenile steelhead. To protect         (eight months) depending upon                                         has adopted a mitigated
                                                                                                               steelhead and other fish entrainment into the OSRC, MCWRA proposes to install fish screens       the conditions provided in the                                        negative declaration under
                                                                                                               at the slide gate.The proposed fish screen facility is also designed to prevent back flow from   permits from the involved                                             the California
                                                                                                               the OSRC to the Lagoon, which would eliminate influxes of agricultural runoff that currently     regulatory agencies and channel                                       Environmental Quality Act
                                                                                                               contributes to the degradation of water quality in Lagoon.The proposed project would             conditions. Pre-construction                                          (CEQA). Final design will
     Monterey County      Salinas River Lagoon      At the entrance of                                         enhance the Lagoon as steelhead migration and rearing habitat, limit the ability of fish to      activities related to contractor                    $1,838,000;       be completed following
     Water Resources      Fisheries Enhancement     the Old Salinas River Natural Resource   Flood/Watershed   leave the closed Lagoon while allowing an outlet for flood management, and decrease              selection will be approximately                     $711,000;         issuance of all relevant
22   Agency               Project                   Channel               Enhancement        Management        debris loading in the channel approach.                                                          four months.                         Implementation $2,549,000        permits.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Project Start up (December 2010),
                                                                                                               The Salinas River Fisheries Enhancement Project (SRFEP) is a culmination of the fisheries-       Consultant(s) Selection (December
                                                                                                               related work that is necessary for the implementation of the Salinas Valley Water Project        2010- March 2011), Tasks 3-5
                                                                                                               (SVWP). There are three main purposes for the SRFEP: (1) population monitoring to                Implemented (December 2010 –
                                                                                                               quantify the presence of the Endangered Species Act listed Oncorhynchus mykiss (steelhead October 2011), Task 6
                                                                                                               trout) in the lower Salinas River system (2) monitor river flows to ensure adequate water        Implemented (November 2011-
                                                                                                               for fish passage (migration monitoring) (3) monitor water quality to determine habitat           April 2012). The project is ready
     Monterey County                                                                                           suitability. Tasks that identify the presence and/or enhance the population of O. mykiss will to proceed. All necessary permits                      $867,000;
     Water Resources      Salinas River Fisheries   The lower Salinas    Natural Resource                      be performed within the Salinas River Watershed in the Salinas River, the Salinas River          and environmental documents                         $290,000;
23   Agency               Enhancement Project       River Watershed      Enhancement                           Save Our Shores (SOS) River and the Arroyo Seco River.
                                                                                                               Lagoon, the Nacimiento has been coordinating Annual Coastal Cleanup Day (ACC) in Santa have been obtained.                            Implementation $1,157,000
                                                                                                               Cruz since 2007 and has grown the event from 1,929 volunteers and 42 beach sites to
                                                                                                               3,800 volunteers and 52 beach and river sites, in just two years. California State Parks has
                                                                                                               been running ACC in Monterey since 2001 and no longer has the staff or resources to
                                                                                                               continue running this event. Because of the success that SOS has had in expanding the
                                                                                                               event in Santa Cruz, State Parks and the Coastal Commission have asked SOS to take over
                                                                                                               this responsibility in Monterey in 2010. SOS has great ideas of how to expand the program
                                                                                                               in Monterey such as increasing the number of volunteers from the current 1,400 average,
                          Save Our Shores                                                                      increasing the number of current sites (26) by including river cleanups through our
                          Watershed Protection                                                                 partnership with Return of the Natives, and involving businesses through sponsorship and
                          Program – Annual          Beaches and Rivers                                         employee participation. At least 2,000 volunteers will gain a valuable experience in                                                                 $12,000;
                          Coastal Cleanup Day in    within Monterey      Natural Resource                      understanding the problem of marine debris and learning ways that they can help solve the This is a one day, annually                                $4,000;
24   Save Our Shores      Monterey, CA              County               Enhancement                           problem.                                                                                         occurring project.                   Implementation $16,000
                                                                                                               Both habitat and water availability on the Salinas River and some of its tributaries are
                                                                                                               compromised and threatened by the second-largest invasion in California of the noxious
                                                                                                               weed, Arundo donax. Arundo is a nonnative aggressive perennial grass that has overtaken
                                                                                                               approximately 2,500 acres of the Salinas River, forming enormous monocultures with               This proposal requests funding for
                                                                                                               virtually no food or habitat value for native wildlife. The project proposal is for the first 3- the remaining two years of Phase I
                                                                                                               year stage of treatment (of a 10+ year program) and will target Arundo donax growing in          of this project. It will take an
                                                                                                               the channel, floodplain and terraces of the Salinas River between King City and Soledad.         estimated 9-12 years to treat all of
                                                                                                               Arundo present in these areas will be completely destroyed. The arundo eradication               the riparian acreage in the Salinas
                                                                                                               program we are proposing is based on successful arundo eradication efforts conducted in          River Valley. Funds are requested
                                                                                                               southern California, as well as at the headwaters of the Salinas River in northern San Luis      for the remainder of the first
                                                  Riparian areas of the                                        Obispo County and at Camp Roberts in southern Monterey County. These arundo control              phase of this work (years 3-4) to
                                                  Salinas River and                                            projects have successfully removed Arundo donax from over 16 miles of the upper Salinas          control arundo in the upper third                   $1,658,600;
                          Riparian Vegetation     tributaries Salinas                                          River and its tributaries, utilizing a combination of spray and labor crews. Work will consist of the gross infested acreage of                      $554,700;
     RCD of Monterey      Management in the       River between King Natural Resources       Flood/Watershed   of five tasks: 1. Project management; 2. Riparian weed control; 3. Habitat revegetation; 4. the Salinas River and its                                $2,213,300
25   County               Salinas River Watershed City and Soledad      Enhancement          Management        Outreach; and 5. Monitoring. These tasks are not sequential and will take place                  tributaries.                         Implementation
                                                                                                               The Return of the Natives Restoration Education Project (RON) is the education and
                                                                                                               outreach branch of Watershed Institute of the California State University Monterey Bay. For
                                                                                                               this IRWMP proposal, RON would like to present their organization as a partner to other
                                                    Restoration sites on                                       IRWMP projects. They offer to bring the marriage of native plant restoration and
                                                    publically owned                                           community engagement which has become known as ―community based habitat
                                                    land in the Monterey                                       restoration‖ to IRWMP projects. RON‘s social goal is to bring people and nature together on
                                                    Bay Region. A                                              restoration and garden projects in the watersheds of the Monterey Bay. RON's partnership                                           Concept (Could
                          Return of the Natives     prime area of                                              has the capacity to bring tens of thousands of native grasses, forbes, shrubs, and trees to                                        be a component   $107,462           This is being offered as an
                          Restoration Education     interest is in the                                         restoration projects. The plants grown by volunteers and RON staff and CSUMB students are                                          of an            annually as a      "add-on" component to
     CSUMB Return of      Project—an IRWMP          Gabilan Watershed    Natural Resource                      eventually planted by these same volunteers on restoration sites. RON has the capacity to                                          Implementation   partner on other   other projects; not a stand-
26   the Natives          partner                   in Salinas           Enhancement                           grow and out-plant from 25,000 to 50,000 native plants annually.                              N/A                                  Project)         projects           alone project.
                                                                                                               Literally hundreds of abandoned gold mines and at least one mercury mine litter the
                                                                                                               southern Big Sur coast. These relics of the former Los Burros Mining District discharge
                                                                                                               liquid runoff into watersheds known to harbor spawning populations of Federally
                                                                                                               Endangered southern steelhead. Further downstream, this effluent enters the Monterey Bay
                                                                                                               National Marine Sanctuary. Prior to the Ventana Wilderness Alliance‘s Los Burros
                                                                                                               Abandoned Mine Survey project, the chemical composition of such runoff was completely
                                                                                                               unknown. Initial testing at one of the sites revealed effluent with highly elevated levels of
                                                                                                               mercury, flowing out of an abandoned adit (i.e., horizontal mine shaft) and directly into a
                                                                                                               tributary of San Carpoforo Creek. Agency officials at Los Padres National Forest have been
                                                                                                               aware of this situation for decades, but have yet to allocate funding for testing or
                                                                                                               remediation. The VWA‘s solution has been to address these conditions so that remediation
                                                                                                               efforts can be undertaken. Phase I of the Silver Peak/Los Burros Abandoned Mine Project
                                                                                                               has begun with testing of the most suspect sites for the presence of heavy metals, and the
                          Los Burros Abandoned                                                                 scheduling of biological surveys for sensitive species habitat.Future phases will pursue
     Ventana Wilderness   Mine Survey and           Big Sur - Los Padres Natural Resource                      remediation of any toxics found and the installation of bat gates at mine openings as
27   Alliance             Remediation               National Forest      Enhancement         Water Quality     needed to protect sensitive species and forest users, and to deter vandalism.                                                      Concept          ?

     Water Quality
                                                                                                               The Castroville CSD has drilled a 1400‘ ―deep well‖ to protect itself from seawater intrusion
                                                                                                               of the 400‘ aquifer that supplies 100% of the District‘s water supply. The cost to drill Well
                                                                                                               2B was $980,000, plus $58,000 for the land. The problem is that Well 2B has arsenic levels                                                                             The project will address
                                                                                                               that exceed the MCL in drinking water. The District spent $80,000 to design a treatment                                                                                water supply and water
                                                                                                               system and is ready to proceed as soon as funds become available. Treatment involves                                                                                   quality issues of
                                                                                                               multiple stage pressure filtration with ferric chloride. When Well 2B comes on-line it will      From time of funding, the project                   $539,000;         Castroville which is a
                                                                                                               help the overall recovery of the basin by reducing pumping of the 400‘ aquifer. Reducing         is expected to have a 3 month                       $307,000;         disadvantaged community
                          Well 2B Treatment                                                                    pumping of the 400‘ aquifer is one of Monterey County Water Resource Agency‘s goals in           timeline for completion. All studies                $846,000          within the Greater
28   Castroville CSD      Project                   Castroville          Water Quality       Water Supply      alleviating seawater intrusion.                                                                  and plans are already complete.      Implementation                   Monterey County region
                                                                                                           The project consists of converting 5 acres of percolation beds into constructed wetlands.
                                                                                                           The 5-acre site would be selected from the poorest performing percolation beds, which
                                                                                                           require frequent discing to restore infiltration rates and perform poorly even after discing.
                                                                                                           The wetlands would accept aerated pond effluent and further polish it by removing                 The project is in its planning phase
                                                                                                           suspended solids, nitrates, and dissolved organics, to produce about 0.5 million gallons per      currently. The four phases of the
                                                                                                           day (more than 500 AF/yr) of polished effluent. Constructing unlined wetlands atop the            project (Administration and
                                                                                                           percolation beds would not preclude some continuing recharge through the wetlands bottom          Management, Siting and Design,
                                                                                                           into the ground. Evapo-transpiration from the wetland will also enhance disposal. The             Construction, Monitoring and
                                                                                                           wetlands would provide habitat value for small birds and other wildlife but would be              Tracking) will be completed within
                                                                                                           configured to discourage larger birds such as duck and geese that might be viewed as pests        four years. The City expects no                     $391,875;
                          Constructed Wetlands                                                             by neighboring farmers.The higher quality, polished effluent should infiltrate more rapidly,      technical delays in project                         $130,625;
                          for Effluent Polishing at South Davis Road,                                      improving groundwater recharge. The project will improve water quality, increase the              implementation. The project can                     $522,500
29   City of Salinas      Salinas IW                in Salinas           Water Quality   Water Supply      efficiency of groundwater recharge, and reduce operating costs.                                   start when funding is received.      Implementation
                                                                                                           This project will improve water quality in multiple impaired waterbodies within the Lower
                                                                                                           Salinas River Watershed that are listed on the 303d list for pollutants such as nutrients,
                                                                                                           pesticides, sediment, and bacteria. These waterbodies include the Salinas Reclamation
                                                                                                           Canal, Santa Rita Creek, and Tembladero Slough; considered the most polluted waterbodies
                                                                                                           on the Central Coast with 37 TMDL listings. In agricultural areas, efforts will focus outreach
                                                                                                           and referrals for existing programs that will leverage funding for implementation of
                                                                                                           irrigation and nutrient management practices and Livestock and Lands program, while
                                                   Tembladero-Alisal                                       implementing much needed management measures such as erosion control for strawberry
                                                   HUC; Targeted                                           crops. Restoration projects along Santa Rita Creek will be installed to promote            The project is comprised of five
                                                   waterbodies include                                     environmental stewardship, reduce illegal dumping, expand the flood plain, stabilize banks task categorizes, which will all be
     Monterey Bay                                  Santa Rita Creek                                        and increase biofiltration of pollutants through revegetation of native plants. Of utmost  completed within three years of                    $840,000;
     Sanctuary            Watershed Approach to    and the Reclamation                   Flood/Watershed   importance is the development of tracking tools for management measures and water          starting. The project is feasible,                 $187,000;
30   Foundation           Water Solutions          Canal               Water Quality     Management        quality monitoring to build a knowledge base.                                              and can begin immediately.          Implementation $1,027,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                      The timeline for the project is as
                                                                                                                                                                                                      follows: 1. Compile and classify
                                                                                                           This project is necessary to document the IRWMP efforts and their effectiveness throughout current and past water quality
                                                                                                           the Greater Monterey County region. On the Central Coast, water quality data have          improvement actions (first 6
                                                                                                           historically been stored in disparate formats at diffuse locations throughout the region,  months), 2. Conceptual model
                                                                                                           making them difficult to use collectively. There is currently no standardized way of       development (Year 1), 3.
                                                                                                           inventorying projects designed to address the goals of improved water quality, water       Screening and prioritization tool
                                                                                                           supply, flood control and environmental protection outlined in the IRWMP. The Monterey     (Year 1), 4. Recommended
                                                                                                           Bay National Marine Sanctuary‘s Synthesis, Analysis and Management (SAM) program           approach for inventory and
                                                                                                           initiated this effort in 2006 by conducting an initial compilation and assessment of water evaluation of water quality actions
                          [implementation of the                                                           quality data collected on the Central Coast. This effort led to the development of the     (Year 2), 5. Selection and
                          SAM Strategic Plan for                                                           Strategic Plan for Central Coast Water Quality Monitoring Coordination and Data Synthesis. application of tools on local
                          water quality                                                                    This project will further the tasks described in that plan by developing a framework for   example watershed (Year 2), 6.                     $260,000;
     Monterey Bay         monitoring coordination                                        Water Supply;     improving regional capacity to coordinate monitoring, synthesize information, communicate Communications support                              $70,000;
     Sanctuary            and data synthesis on   Entire Central Coast                   Flood/Watershed   more effectively between key groups, understand environmental changes, and respond to      (ongoing), 7. Recommended                          $330,000
31   Foundation           the Central Coast]      region                 Water Quality   Management        changes and new knowledge with adaptive management.                                        programmatic framework and          Implementation
                                                                                                           The RCD of Monterey County in close partnership with University of California Cooperative
                                                                                                           Extension Crop Advisors will provide an on-farm Irrigation and Nutrient Management
                                                                                                           evaluation service for Monterey County farmers. The service will look to evaluate system
                                                                                                           efficiency, efficiency of applied water, and irrigation timing along with conducting soil tests
                                                                                                           to provide recommendations (if needed) for refined water and nutrient applications with the
                                                                                                           goal of reducing excess water and nutrient movement off area farms without compromising      The work of the Irrigation
                                                                                                           farm productivity. The intended benefits are to assist growers with water quality regulatory Evaluation Program is expected to
                                                                                                           compliance, improved ‗downstream‘ water quality, and grower cost savings. This work is       last indefinitely until the technical
                                                                                                           already underway on a smaller scale, and incorporation into the GMCIRWMP and the             assistance needs of the many
                                                                                                           requested funding would support development of a full program for the next three years.      growers in the region have been                      $569,825;
                          Monterey County                                                                  We have as milestones 20 sites served with irrigation evaluations and followup               adequately met to address system                     $317,400;
     RCD of Monterey      Irrigation Evaluation    Agricultural Lands of                                   consultations with recommendations per year and a subset of 5-7 of those with documented     management and related water                         $887,225
32   County               Program                  Monterey County       Water Quality                     practice changes per year.                                                                   quality and conservation issues.      Implementation
                                                                                                                                                                                                        San Jerardo is currently moving
                                                                                                                                                                                                        forward with all County and
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Regional Board permitting. This
                                                                                                           San Jerardo Co-operative is requesting funding for wastewater system improvements            process is anticipated to take 4 – 5
                                                                                                           necessary to ensure compliance with the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control         months to completion. Once a
                                                                                                           Board‘s Waste Discharge Requirement Order No. R3-2003-0054 and prevent further               IRWMP grant award is made, the
                                                                                                           groundwater contamination in the Salinas Valley - East Side aquifer. The project is in close project will include the following                   $974,000;
                                                 Approximately 7.5                                         collaboration with a number of entities, including: Monterey County, the Central Coast       components: Construction bid                         $131,000;
     San Jerardo Co-      San Jerardo Wastewater miles Southeast of                                        Regional Water Quality Control Board (Regional Board); Rural Community Assistance            process (30 days), Construction (3                   $1,105,000.00
33   operative            Project                Salinas                 Water Quality                     Corporation; Engineers Without Borders; and the Environmental Justice Coalition for Water. months).                                Implementation
                                                                                                           This project will evaluate the efficacy of Low Impact Development (LID) treatment                 The project duration will be three
                                                                                                           components in the greater Salinas area in reducing the concentrations of contaminants that        years, in order to capture
                                                                                                           contribute to stormwater toxicity. Toxicity will be assessed using established U.S. EPA           stormwater runoff from three
                                                                                                           toxicity testing protocols. The study will (1) Evaluate toxic effects of stormwater runoff to     storm events per site. The initial
                                                                                                           aquatic organisms prior to treatment by bioswales or other treatment systems; (2) Evaluate        sampling could occur in the first
                           Evaluation of Potential                                                         efficacy of bioswales or other treatment systems to reduce stormwater runoff toxicity to          year of the grant project, once
                           for Stormwater Toxicity                                                         aquatic organisms; (3) Determine stormwater load reduction through infiltration in LID            hydrologic specifications were
                           Reduction by Low                                                                design components; (4) Determine stormwater pollutant load reduction using a number of            calculated. Toxicity testing occurs                  $246,100;
                           Impact Development                                                              existing LID design components in established projects; and (5) Provide data to stormwater        directly after each sample                           $61,525;
     UC Davis Marine       (LID) Treatment                                                                 agencies, water quality managers, LID engineers, and others to be incorporated into future        collection. The project can begin     Implementation $307,625
34   Pollution Studies Lab Systems                 Greater Salinas       Water Quality                     planning and management decisions to protect the Salinas River Watershed.                         as soon as funding is available.      (Research)
                                                                                                           The RWQCB's Vision of Healthy Watersheds calls for watershed protection in part through
                                                                                                           the use of green infrastructure. Green infrastructure is the set of practices that mimic
                                                                                                           natural processes to retain and use stormwater. Through infiltration, evapotranspiration,
                                                                                                           and harvesting stormwater throughout the landscape, green infrastructure preserves and
                                                                                                           restores the natural water balance of a watershed. Environmental benefits include reducing
                                                                                                           flooding, improving water quality, providing habitat, reducing the urban heat island effect,
                                                                                                           mitigating global warming and increasing groundwater recharge. Healthy sustainable
                          Healthy Functioning                                                              watersheds supported by green infrastructure use less energy for imported water, have
                          Watersheds: green                                                                fewer greenhouse gas emissions, and a lesser carbon footprint than unhealthy watersheds.
                          infrastructure and the                                                           The Water Board‘s goal of Healthy Watersheds is compatible, supportive, and in
                          preservation and         City of Salinas and                                     coordination with the larger issue (beyond water quality) of sustainability and the State's
     Central Coast        protection of hydrologic Greater Monterey                      Flood/Watershed   Global Warming Solutions Act. With this concept proposal the RWQCB is encouraging
35   RWQCB                processes                Area                  Water Quality   Management        organizations to implement green infrastructure projects.                                         ?                                     Concept       ?
                                                                                                          With this concept proposal the RWQCB is encouraging organizations to work with farmers to
                                                                                                          implement irrigation and nutrient management projects. The RWQCB's Vision of Healthy
                                                                                                          Watersheds calls for watershed protection through the implementation of irrigation
                                                                                                          efficiency, and nutrient as well as pesticide and sediment management on agricultural
                                                                                                          lands. This includes conducting irrigation evaluations and corresponding actions designed
                                                                                                          to address pollutant loading from tailwater, creating un-farmed buffers that improve water
                                                                                                          quality (e.g. filter and infiltrate runoff), and protecting or improving habitat (e.g. stabilize
                                                                                                          streambanks and shade streams) between intensive agriculture and wetland/riparian areas.
                       Healthy Functioning       Salinas Watershed                                        The Central Coast Water Board has prioritized implementation in the Salinas watershed and
                       Watersheds: irrigation    and impaired                                             other impaired waterbodies included in the Greater Monterey County. Irrigation and
                       efficiency and nutrient   waterbodies within                                       Nutrient Management, especially related to protection of shallow domestic drinking water
     Central Coast     management on             the Greater                                              wells continues to be one of the Water Board‘s highest priorities. Implementation would be
36   RWQCB             agricultural lands        Monterey Area        Water Quality                       carried out via various partnering organizations in collaboration with growers.                  ?                                 Concept        ?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Concept (Could
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             be a component                      This is being offered as an
                       Monitoring Water          Watersheds                                               The Watershed Institute is offering to conduct monitoring for IRWMP projects, as requested                                         of an                               "add-on" component to
     CSUMB Watershed   Quality Improvements      throughout the GMC                                       and as needed, to test water quality as a result of urban, suburban, rural, and agricultural                                       Implementation                      other projects; not a stand-
37   Institute         with BMPs                 region             Water Quality                         management practices.                                                                           N/A                                Project)       ?                    alone project.
                                                                                                          Groundwater overdraft, groundwater quality, and surface water quality are all water
                                                                                                          resource issues in the East Side hydrologic zone of the Salinas Valley. These issues can be
                                                                                                          addressed in a phased approach providing multiple benefits for a broad range of
                                                                                                          stakeholders. This project concept is being put forth in light of the potential for a) multi-
                                                                                                          stakeholder collaboration to achieve broad-based benefits (urban, rural community,
                                                                                                          agricultural, environment); b) technical and planning needs that are likely to be common
                                                                                                          with other projects for our region; and c) adding to the regional water planning and water
                                                                                                          quality protection dialogue. The goals of the project include: 1) Convey, treat, recharge,
                                                                                                          and re-use excess water sources (winter flows, storm water, tailwater, and urban waste
                                                                                                          water) to reverse groundwater overdraft and improve groundwater quality; 2) Collection
                                                                                                          and conveyance of irrigation tailwater and stormwater runoff to percolation ponds for
                                                                                                          treatment and recharge and/or release to surface water for recharge; 3) Collection and
                       Groundwater and                                                                    conveyance of recycled urban water from Soledad, Gonzales, and/or Chualar to treatment
                       Surface water solutions   East Side hydrologic                                     and recharge areas. Similar to the Castroville Seawater Intrusion Project, this water source
     Monterey County   : East Side of the        zone of the Salinas                                      could be treated and blended with one or more of the other sources (winter river
38   Farm Bureau       Salinas Valley            Valley               Water Quality   Water Supply        diversions; stormwater; tailwater) and potentially re-used or recharged.                        NA                                 Concept        NA
                                                                                                          This project will assess the water quality impacts of approximately 40 miles of unpaved
                                                                                                          roads that are located on land owned by the Monterey County Water Resources Agency
                                                                                                          (Agency) and will create a plan to address these impacts. These roads drain directly or                                                           Approximately,
                                                                                                          indirectly into either the San Antonio Reservoir in Monterey County or the Nacimiento                                                             $250,000 in
                                                                                                          Reservoir located in San Luis Obispo County. The majority of the land owned by the Agency                                                         funding will be
                                                                                                          around the reservoirs has historically been used for cattle grazing leases; many of these                                                         required to assess
                                             Agency property                                              roads have delivered a significant amount of sediment into the reservoirs. The excess                                                             roads and create a
                                             located around San                                           sediment impairs water quality and may be a means of carrying other pollutants such as                                                            plan to upgrade
     Monterey County   MCWRA Reservoir Roads Antonio Reservoir                                            Mercury into these water bodies. The need for this project was first documented in the San                                                        all Agency roads
     Water Resources   Assessment and        and in northern SLO                                          Antonio and Nacimiento River Watershed Management Plan (known as the Nacitone Plan);                                                              near the
39   Agency            Upgrade project       County              Water Quality        Water Supply        it was listed as a high priority project.                                                  ?                                       Concept        reservoirs.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 Program
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            manager (~$80-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            100k/yr. 2.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Project funds.
                                                                                                          RCDMC will serve as the program lead with regular guidance from a Rural Roads Technical                                                           Current projects
                                                                                                          Advisory Committee, in providing education and training on rural roads drainage                                                                   in need include:
                                                                                                          techniques, on-site technical assistance, and funding for road erosion assessments, project                                                       a. Pico Blanco Boy
                                                                                                          design and permitting, and road drainage project implementation. The outreach aspects of                                                          Scout Camp road
                                                                                                          the program will include demonstration workshops and trainings, outreach material               The Monterey County Rural Roads                   (~$20k for
                                                                                                          development and public communications. The TAC will help to develop and review criteria         Erosion Assistance Program will                   assessment;) b.
                                                                                                          to select road association projects that will receive funding as well as assess program         have three main phases:                           Santa Lucia
                                                                                                          success. Road association projects that are selected will require 50% of the project costs to   1. Startup (under current funding),               Conservancy
                                                                                                          be contributed by the road association. This match share will be from in-kind services          2. Program-building (with and for                 Roads (under
                                                 All watersheds of                                        and/or cash contributions. In addition to the match share, a long-term maintenance              future funding), 3. Fully-                        $50k); c. Old
                       Rural Roads Erosion       Monterey County                                          agreement will be required as part of the project. Success will be measured by the amount       functioning program and adaptive                  Coast Road
     RCD of Monterey   Assistance Program for    within the                           Natural Resources   of reduction in sedimentation coming from rural unsurfaced roads and from surfaced roads        management (based on phase 2                      remaining
40   County            Monterey County           GMCIRWMP region      Water Quality   Enhancement         Elkhorn not maintained.
                                                                                                          that are Slough is currently listed as a 303(d) impaired waterbody. Uncontrolled runoff from    success).                           Concept       projects ($500k -
                                                                                                          hillslope agricultural lands threatens Elkhorn Slough‘s sensitive wetland and estuarine
                                                                                                          system. While agriculture is vital to Monterey County‘s economy, erosion of agricultural
                                                                                                          land is a major cause of nutrient loading, sedimentation, and pesticide impacts on this and
                                                                                                          other waterbodies in the region. The proposed project focuses on protecting the waters of
                                                                                                          the Elkhorn Slough by reducing nonpoint source pollution from its principal tributaries. This
                                                                                                          project is a collaboration led by the Resource Conservation District of Monterey County                                                           1. Program
                                                                                                          (RCDMC) to protect the slough by addressing the causes of nonpoint source pollution and                                                           coordinator
                                                                                                          mitigating the symptoms. The project will enhance water quality by controlling the source                                                         annual salary
                                                                                                          of erosion by implementing non-engineered and engineered agricultural soil conservation                                                           ($80-100k); 2.
                                                                                                          practices (BMPs) upslope of watershed wetlands and riparian areas. Project partners will                                                          Seasonal field
                                                                                                          include the Elkhorn Slough Foundation (ESF), the Agricultural Land Based Training                                                                 assistance: $30-
                                                 North Monterey                                           Association (ALBA), the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine and Research Reserve (ESNERR),                                                          50k; 3. Program
                                                 County farmlands                                         the County of Monterey Agriculture Department, and the USDA Natural Resources                                                                     transportation and
                       North Monterey County     (Gabilan, Moro Cojo,                                     Conservation Service (NRCS). This program places particular emphasis on meeting needs of                                                          incidental
                       Winter Hillside Farm      and Carneros Cr                                          the region‘s historically underserved Hispanic farming community, which constitutes 80% of                                                        supplies: $15k; 4.
     RCD of Monterey   Erosion Control           watersheds                                               the farmers in the watershed, for which materials and service will be provided in Spanish                                                         Field supplies:
41   County            Program                   primarily)           Water Quality                       and English.                                                                                    ?                                  Concept        $10k

     Water Supply
                                                                                                         This project will extract groundwater from under the Salinas Industrial Wastewater
                                                                                                         Treatment Facility using two new wells with nearby monitoring wells to assess performance
                                                                                                         and success.The extraction will demonstrate enhanced percolation of IWTF effluent from the
                                                                                                         disposal ponds and percolation beds while producing high quality water.The City has
                                                                                                         identified multiple potential beneficial uses for extracted water including the                    The four phases of the project
                                                                                                         following:Transfer to the Monterey Regional Water Pollution Control Agency for high quality        (Administration and Management,
                                                                                                         diluent in its groundwater recharge project; Use as low-salt feed water for potential upgrade      Siting and Design, Construction,
                                                                                                         to potable water for the City of Salinas;Use as low-salt feed water for Marina Coast Water         Monitoring and Tracking) will be
                                                                                                         District desalination project; Use after some desalting for agricultural irrigation or without     completed within three years of
                          City of Salinas                                                                desalting for non-agricultural irrigation water (golf course, playing fields, etc.);Discharge to   funding. The City expects no                            $655,875;
                          Industrial Wastewater                                                          the Salinas River for reuse by others when withdrawn at the inflatable dam. The potential          technical delays in project                             $218,625;
                          Treatment Facility     South Davis Road,                                       quantity of water now exceeds 1,000 acre feet annually and could increase to several times         implementation. The project can                         $874,875
42   City of Salinas      Groundwater Extraction in Salinas              Water Supply    Water Quality   that amount as the IWS grows. Enhanced water quality would allow for more diverse usage.           start when funding is received.        Implementation

                                                                                                         Design and construct Phase II of the Soledad Water Reclamation Project. The 5.5 MGD
                                                                                                         Water Reclamation Facility was substantially complete on February 24, 2010. This project
                                                                                                         would include completion of design of a recycle water delivery system to both agricultural
                                                                                                         and recreation areas in and near the City of Soledad. This project would also include
                                                                                                         research on the use of recycle water for agricultural uses. The City of Soledad, surrounding
                                                                                                         farms and neighboring communities of Gonzales and Greenfield would be included in                                                                          $45,795,000
                                                                                                         feasibility studies for delivery of wastewater from the neighboring communities for                The city anticipates that from the                      (requested funds
                                                                                                         treatment at the City of Soledad Water Reclamation facility. This would make the project           start up date, it can complete the                      & total project
                                                                                                         have regional significance in that if the project were to come to fruition it would have the       work within a 24 month period.                          cost); $0
                          Soledad Recycled Water                                                         benefit of taking wastewater currently being treated in secondary pond systems to Title 22         The project can begin once funding                      matching funds
43   City of Soledad      Project                City of Soledad         Water Supply    Water Quality   recycle water, thus improving the groundwater quality in the Salinas River aquifer.                We would like to start the project Implementation
                                                                                                                                                                                                            is received.
                                                                                                         The project is a continuation of initial linings which first occurred in 1998 in co-operation      as soon as possible. If the grant is
                                                                                                         with PG&E and will continue, subject to available funds into the future until all water            awarded, 4 reservoirs would be
                                                                                                         containment; both canals and reservoirs are lined. Currently the applicants have 6                 done in the corresponding
                                                                                                         reservoirs lined along with approximately 6 miles of canals. The remaining canals and              summer. Certain canals and
                                                                                                         reservoirs have been provided on an additional sheet. San Bernabe historically has done all        reservoirs can be done only in
                                                                                                         the preliminary dirt work and have used outside contractors such as Sierra Geotechnical            Nov. and Dec. and are dependent
                                                                                                         and D and S Construction for the actual install of the membrane. The lining or membrane is         on winter conditions for
                                                                                                         composed of extruded polypropylene in a 7 layer composite structure which is waterproof            implementation and completion.                          Applicant will
                                                   San Bernabe                                           and impact proof. Linings are installed in the non use months for water, which is November         Due to weather and the need to be                       contribute to a
                                                   Vineyards extends                                     1 to January 15. Applicants have seen a 99% reduction in water loss due to the install             on-line for frost, a conservative                       minimum total of
                                                   from the Bridge at                                    which relates to reduced energy, both electrical and diesel due to reduced pumping both at         estimate would be 5 years to                            25% match;
     Delicato Vineyards & San Bernabe Lining       King City to the                                      the wells and lift stations. Lining the structures not only prevents percolation and required      complete the project with the                           $2,281,000
44   PG&E                 Project                  Bridge at San Lucas   Water Supply                    pumping, but can provide habitat for waterfowl 365 days per year.                                  exception of the previously listed     Implementation
                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Regional Desalination Project
                                                                                                                                                                                                            is included in the Coastal Water
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Project Final EIR; therefore CEQA
                                                                                                         The Regional Desalination Project will provide approximately 10,500 AFY of potable water to        documentation is completed. NEPA
                                                                                                         both the California American Water Company and Marina Coast Water District service areas.          documentation is currently
                                                                                                         The project consists of a reverse osmosis (RO) desalination plant (plus ancillary facilities),     underway with the Bureau of
                                                                                                         producing 10 million gallons per day of product (potable) water. The plant will be supplied        Reclamation acting as the federal
                                                                                                         with seawater-intruded brackish groundwater as feedwater, with the water extracted from            lead agency; NEPA is being
                                                                                                         wells screened in the 180-Foot Pressure Aquifer and located along the Monterey Bay                 conducted on the project in order
                                                                                                         coastline. These wells will act as an extraction barrier to future seawater intrusion in the       to permit receipt of federal
                                                                                                         Salinas Valley Groundwater Basin and serve to remediate the 180-Foot Aquifer by drawing            funding, should it become
                                                   Project spans an                                      more water from the ocean-side of the barrier and less from the basin side. Project facilities     available. There are multiple                         Requested Funds
                                                   area from north of                                    will include temporary onsite storage of the desalinated water, a pipeline to convey brine         milestones for each of the project                    TBD; Matching
                                                   the City of Marina to                                 from the desalination plant to Monterey Regional Water Pollution Control Agency‘s existing         components. The project is                            Funds TBD; Total
     Marina Coast Water   Regional Desalination    the Monterey                                          ocean outfall, distribution pumping, treated water conveyance pipelines, and facilities for        anticipated to begin construction                     Project Cost
45   District             Project                  Peninsula             Water Supply                    seasonal storage of unused product water.                                                          in 2011 and begin operating in         Implementation $330,000,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Design and environmental
                                                                                                                                                                                                            documentation are complete;
                                                                                                         The Regional Urban Water Augmentation Project (RUWAP) is a key component of the                    RUWAP is CEQA and NEPA
                                                                                                         regionally-developed Monterey Regional Water Supply Program (formerly the Water for                compliant and all necessary
                                                                                                         Monterey County Program), a portfolio of projects developed to meet current and future             permits have been acquired.
                                                                                                         water needs in Monterey County. RUWAP will provide up to 3,000 AFY of Title 22 disinfected         Remaining actions include
                                                   From Salinas Valley                                   recycled water, produced by the Monterey Regional Water Pollution Control Agency at the            completion of Recycled Water User
                                                   Reclamation Plant                                     Salinas Valley Reclamation Plant (SVRP), to the Ford Ord Redevelopment area, MCWD                  Agreements and filing documents
                                                   just north of the City                                service area and ultimately Monterey Peninsula for urban irrigation. Recycled water use in         for coverage under the new                            Requested Funds
                                                   of Marina, south                                      these areas will offset potable water use. The project will include a connection to the SVRP,      General Permit for Landscape                          TBD; Matching
                          Regional Urban Water     through the City of                                   a new recycled water distribution system, one storage tank (the Blackhorse Reservoir), and         Irrigation Uses of Municipal                          Funds TBD; Total
     Marina Coast Water   Augmentation Project     Marina and into the                                   two pump stations (the Water Augmentation Pumping Plant or WAPP and the 5th Avenue                 Recycled Water. RUWAP is ready                        Project Cost
46   District             (RUWAP)                  former Ft. Ord         Water Supply                   Pump Station).                                                                                     for construction, but it is            Implementation $40,800,000
                                                                                                         The Monterey County Water Resources Agency (MCWRA) is proposing to implement the                   MCWRA is hopeful to begin the
                                                                                                         Granite Ridge Regional Water Supply Project to alleviate existing water supply and water           environmental compliance and
                                                                                                         quality deficiencies in the Granite Ridge Region of northern Monterey County. The Project          design activities in the summer of
                                                                                                         will enable MCWRA to improve the reliability of water supply by interconnecting existing           2010. CEQA Documentation (9-12
                                                                                                         smaller systems into a consolidated water supply system with a new groundwater well to             Months) April 2011; Project Design
                                                                                                         improve supply reliability. Groundwater is the single source of water supply for the Granite       (9 months) December 2011;
                                                                                                         Ridge area and is highly limited due to an underlying granitic formation. As a result,             Permits & ROW Acquisition (12
                                                   In the northern                                       Monterey County and the MCWRA are proposing the Project to serve existing lots of record           months) April 2012; Construction
     Monterey County                               portion of Monterey                                   experiencing water supply problems in the Granite Ridge area. The Project will enable              (18 months) October 2012;                             $6,000,000;
     Water Resources      Granite Ridge Regional   County, near                                          MCWRA to provide potable water service in a way that complies with U. S. EPA and                   Project Completion (2 1/2 years)                      $20,500,000;
47   Agency               Water Supply Project     Prunedale             Water Supply                    California Department of Public Health drinking water standards.                                   October 2012.                          Implementation $26,500,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                            The project is technically feasible
                                                                                                                                                                                                            and is expected to start up April
                                                                                                                                                                                                            2011. Tasks 1-4 (Public Education/
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Outreach, Boater Screening,
                                                                                                         The purpose of this project is to provide an inspection process to lakes in the County that        Inspection Station, and
                                                   Lakes Nacimiento                                      assesses and manages the risks of aquatic invasive species ("AIS", specifically zebra and/or       Enforcement) will be implemented
                                                   and San Antonio, in                                   Quagga mussels) without shutting the waters to all recreational boating. The transport of          May – September 2011. Task 5
     Monterey County      Aquatic Invasive         southern Monterey                                     AIS vectors by trailered, recreational boaters is not the only way such vectors may enter a        (Grant Administration) will be                        $471,000;
     Water Resources      Species Inspection       and northern SLO                                      watershed. As a controllable point of entry, however, vehicle inspection programs have             implemented April – November                          $160,000;
48   Agency               Program                  counties              Water Supply                    proven useful in reducing the spread of AIS in other regions of the country.                       2011.                                  Implementation $631,000
                                                                                                         The purpose of the project is to examine the feasibility and options for the construction of
                                                                                                         an interlake tunnel between Lake Nacimiento and Lake San Antonio. During the winter
                                                                                                         season, this tunnel would transfer extra rainwater that would be released which travels
                                                                                                         down the Salinas River and ends up wasted in the Pacific Ocean. The water from these two
                                                                                                         lakes would then be used downstream for groundwater recharge, abatement of salt water
                                                 Interlake Road                                          intrusion, and the promotion of fish habitats. Increasing the total available supply of water                                                       $447,500;
     Nacimiento Regional Nacimiento – San        between Lake                                            will benefit all of these uses, industries and communities. The goal of this project phase is                                                       $147,500;
     Water Management Antonio Interlake          Nacimiento and Lake                   Flood/Watershed   to procure funding for a feasibility study which would address the potential to engineer,     The Planning and Feasibility         Implementation   $595,000
49   Advisory Committee Tunnel Feasibility Study San Antonio         Water Supply      Management        permit, construct and operate a tunnel between Lake Nacimiento and Lake San Antonio.          should take one and a half years. (Planning)
                                                                                                         The project described in this concept proposal represents a sustainable solution to water
                                                                                                         supply in the Highlands South/Granite Ridge subareas of the northern portion of Monterey
                                                                                                         County. The project consists of a conveyance pipeline that starts near Castroville and runs
                                                                                                         along Castroville Boulevard and ties in to the Granite Ridge Distribution System (which for
                                                                                                         the purposes of this project is assumed to be built). Along the conveyance pipeline
                                                                                                         alignment, there are laterals / spurs that would provide water to smaller areas along the
                                                                                                         pipeline route. This project would build upon the success of the Granite Ridge Distribution
                                                                                                         Project (GRDP), which provides water to an area of Monterey County that is in great need of
                                                                                                         a sustainable water supply solution. The GRDP is listed as another project in the GMC
                                                  In the northern                                        IRWMP, and utilizes water from two wells and distributes the water via pumps, storage
     Monterey County                              portion of Monterey                                    tanks, and pipelines. Conversely, the GREP utilizes the existing infrastructure from the
     Water Resources     Granite Ridge Expansion County, near                                            GRDP and augments the water supply of surrounding areas, with a different source of
50   Agency              Project (tentative name) Prunedale             Water Supply                     water.                                                                                        NA                                   Concept          ?
                                                  At the Nacimiento                                                                                                                                    This project is currently in its
                                                  Dam hydroelectric                                                                                                                                    conceptual stage. A feasibility
                                                  power site (in SLO                                                                                                                                   study will need to be conducted
                                                  County); benefits                                                                                                                                    prior to final design in order to
                                                  GMC region via                                                                                                                                       develop flow parameters, dynamic
                                                  increased energy                                                                                                                                     head set points, and power
                                                  efficiency for                                                                                                                                       generation criteria in order to
     Monterey County     Nacimiento Dam           MCWRA                                                                                                                                                effectively size the proposed hydro-
     Water Resources     Hydroelectric Plant      hydroelectric                                          Replace hydroelectric power generator unit No.2 at the Nacimiento Dam Hydroelectric Plant power turbine and associated
51   Agency              Upgrade                  operations…           Water Supply                     to increase hydro-power generation efficiency.                                                generator.                           Concept          ?
                                                                                                         Rehabilitate the downstream control system on the Low Level Outlet Works at Nacimiento
                                                                                                         Dam. The rehabilitation will include the following. Replacement of all six, 24‖ valves; five of
                                                                                                         which would be replaced with plug type valves and one would be upgraded to a new gate
                                                                                                         type valve. Replacing/upgrading existing valves will increase operational flexibility in that
                                                                                                         regulation of discharge flows could occur in five of the six valves; one valve will have to
                                                                                                         remain a gate type valve due to local space limitations. All new valves shall be                  This project is currently in its
                                                   At the Nacimiento                                     electronically and/or hydraulically actuated to increase efficiency in implementing reservoir     conceptual stage. Prior to
                                                   Dam site (in SLO                                      release changes. New gooseneck discharge diffusers shall be installed adjacent to associated      implementation of the                                         This project will also safely
                                                   County); however,                                     valves, and designed to reduce erosion within the concrete stilling basin. The concrete           aforementioned rehabilitation,                                allow bypass of the hydro
     Monterey County     Nacimiento Dam Low        benefits GMC region                                   stilling basin shall be structurally reinforced to prevent further erosion. Protective steel      engineering/design will need to be                            electric power plant for
     Water Resources     Level Outlet Works        via improved dam                                      covers/grating above the stilling basin have deteriorated and need be replaced along with         conducted to determine all the                                increased releases and
52   Agency              Rehabilitation            operations          Water Supply                      security fencing around the perimeter of the downstream control structure.                        appropriate project parameters.    Concept        ?           maintenance activities.

                                                                                                         The associated butterfly valve is operated/exercised via its original hydraulic operator
                                                                                                         system. Since its installation in 1965, the butterfly valve and associated operator/control
                                                                                                         systems have been subject to normal operational wear and tear. However the butterfly
                                                                                                         valve‘s operator appears to be experiencing difficulty in effecting complete valve closure in
                                                                                                         a desired time period. From prior studies it has been determined that with some
                                                                                                         rehabilitation to the valve‘s operator system a complete valve closure can be obtained in a
                                                                                                         more effective and efficient manor. Rehabilitation to the existing butterfly valve system         This project is currently in its
                                                                                                         would include the following. Installation of a new hydraulic operator system; including           conceptual stage. Prior to
                                                                                                         hydraulic control panel, ram, latching system, and associated mechanical appurtenances.           implementation of the
                                                                                                         Current operation of the existing butterfly valve is conducted within the valve chamber. The      aforementioned rehabilitation,
     Monterey County     San Antonio Dam          Lake San Antonio in                                    new hydraulic operator system shall have the capability to operate/exercise the butterfly         engineering/design will need to be
     Water Resources     Butterfly Valve Operator Southern Monterey                                      valve locally (in the valve chamber) as well as remotely (in the control house). Video            conducted to determine all the
53   Agency              System Rehabilitation    County                Water Supply                     surveillance cameras shall be installed to visually verify remote operations.                     appropriate project parameters.    Concept        ?
                                                                                                         In the last twenty years the concept of constructing a hydro electric power plant at San
                                                                                                         Antonio Dam had been considered as a green source of electrical power to sell to PG&E at a
                                                                                                         premium kw/hr rate. The concept of a San Antonio Dam hydro electric power plant would
                                                                                                         be structurally similar to that which exists at Nacimiento Dam. The power plant structure
                                                                                                         would be an all-weather type facility and will house turbines, generators, controls and
                                                                                                         electrical equipment. The San Antonio power plant would also work in concert with the
                                                                                                         controlled releases for ground water recharge to the lower Salinas River Valley. It is
                                                                                                         anticipated that the controlled releases from San Antonio Dam will continue to be less than                                                                     Developing a feasibility
                                               South Monterey                                            that of Nacimiento Dam and therefore the San Antonio power plant would potentially have a                                                                       study and final design, and
     Monterey County                           County, near                                              lower production rate of electricity than the Nacimiento power plant. Even though the San                                                                       securing sources of
     Water Resources     San Antonio Dam Hydro Bradley on the San                                        Antonio power plant may have less production capacity of electricity than the Nacimiento                                                                        funding may be
54   Agency              Electric Power Plant  Antonio River            Water Supply                     power plant, there would be an added source for green electrical energy.                          ?                                 Concept         ?           problematic.
                                                                                                         The project described in this concept proposal asks the question, ―Can the Salinas River
                                                                                                         Diversion Facility‘s functionality be expanded?‖ The need comes from the desire to utilize
                                                                                                         the water in Monterey County with increasing effectiveness. Monterey County receives no
                                                                                                         water from sources outside of itself, therefore needs to be both effective and efficient with
                                                                                                         the resources it does have. The Monterey County Water Resources Agencyproposes to
                                                                                                         develop this concept as a feasibility analysis that would evaluate possible alternatives that
                                                                                                         could increase Salinas River Diversion Facility (SRDF) functionality. Now that the SRDF is a
                                                                                                         reality, the Agency has an opportunity to step back and evaluate possible ways the
                                                   Areas within the                                      functionality of the facility could be expanded beneficially. Increased functionality could be
     Monterey County     Salinas River Diversion   Salinas Valley in                                     found with: 1) develop an urban water supply component, 2) expand the availability of
     Water Resources     Facility Expansion        Monterey County                                       water for agricultural use, and 3) other alternatives that may come from an alternatives
55   Agency              Concept                   TBD                  Water Supply                     identification analysis.                                                                          ?                                 Concept         ?

                                                                                                         The Salinas River Diversion Facility Solar Enhancement Project will consist of a solar energy
                                                                                                         field located on property owned by the Monterey County Water Resources Agency around                                                                            Some of the challenges of
                                                                                                         Lake Nacimiento in relatively near proximity to the substation that currently serves the                                                                        the project include the
                                                                                                         hydroelectric project. The Salinas River Diversion Facility consists of four 300 horsepower                                                                     following: conducting the
                                                   MCWRA property,                                       pumps that will extract water from the Salinas River that will, after treatment, be added                                                                       necessary technical
     Monterey County     Salinas River Diversion   adjacent to Lake                                      into the recycled water storage pond for delivery to the 12,000 acres of agricultural fields in                                                                 studies, completion of
     Water Resources     Facility Solar Energy     Nacimiento and San                                    the project. Providing solar power into the grid to offset the power requirements of these                                                                      Environmental documents,
56   Agency              Enhancement Project       Antonio              Water Supply                     large pumps will add to the combined benefits of all of these projects.                         ?                                   Concept         ?           and obtaining funding.
                                                                                                       The Monterey Regional Waste Management District (MRWMD) is evaluating plans to
                                                                                                       construct an additional 6,000 kW cogeneration plant on the southern side of its landfill site,
                                                                                                       immediately adjacent to the proposed Regional Desalination Project facilities. The combined
                                                                                                       power from both the existing and new MRWMD cogeneration facilities would be sufficient to
                                                                                                       provide all of the power needed for operation of the Regional Desalination Project facilities,
                                                                                                       specifically the desalination water treatment plant and distribution pumping. The power
                                                                                                       would be delivered to the Regional Desalination Project through a new power transmission
                                                 On MRWMD                                              line running directly from the MRWMD cogeneration facilities to a substation at the
                                                 property, located in                                  desalination plant. Powering the Regional Desalination Project from the MRWMD
                                                 north Marina                                          Cogeneration Facility provides the following benefits: Reduced greenhouse gas emissions
     Monterey Regional                           adjacent to the                                       and Carbon footprint for the Regional Desalination Project, Power potentially provided at a
     Waste Management    Monterey Regional       MRWPCA's Regional                                     cost lower than buying from PG&E, Power will not be required from PG&E on a regular
57   District            Cogeneration Facility   Treatment Plant      Water Supply                     basis.                                                                                           ?                                  Concept    ?
                                                                                                       The purpose of the project is to plan, engineer, permit, construct and operate of an
                                                                                                       interlake tunnel between Lake Nacimiento and Lake San Antonio. Lake Nacimiento and Lake          The Nacimiento–San Antonio
                                                                                                       San Antonio are manmade reservoirs within the Salinas River Basin that provide a number          Interlake Tunnel Project is divided
                                                                                                       of vital functions to the area. These functions consist of flood control, water supply and       into 3 Phases for the feasibility
                                                                                                       recreation. Rain water and runoff from the surrounding watershed is typically stored during      study, development and
                                                                                                       winter months and then released in a controlled fashion during the dry summer months.            construction of the Project. The
                                                                                                       The water supply is used for ground water recharge in the Salinas Valley via releases from       entire project in broken down as:
                                                                                                       both lakes which combine in the upper Salinas River. Flood control is achieved by retaining      Phase 1 -Planning and Feasibility
                                                                                                       water and limiting flow in the Nacimiento and San Antonio rivers during winter storm             (one and one half years), Phase 2 -
                         Nacimiento - San        Interlake Road                                        events. This captured water stored in the two lakes would be used later in the dryer seasons     Public outreach and environmental
     Nacimiento Regional Antonio Interlake       between Lake                                          as release water which would flow downstream for groundwater recharge, abatement of salt         impact (one year), and Phase 3 -
     Water Management Tunnel Design &            Nacimiento and Lake                 Flood/Watershed   water intrusion, and the promotion of fish habitats. Increasing the total available supply of    Construction (approximately two
58   Advisory Committee Construction Proposal    San Antonio         Water Supply    Management        water will benefit all of these uses, industries and communities.                                years).                             Concept   ?

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