PLANNING AND ENGINEERING DIVISION

OBJECTIVES FOR FISCAL YEAR 2004-2005

 

 

Objective:†† Increase Water Supply To Meet Community and Environmental Needs

 

Goals:

1.     Pursue water supply opportunities both within and outside of District, in cooperation and consultation with Cal-Am, Monterey County, and other local water agencies.Opportunities may include, but are not limited to: seawater desalination at various locations, aquifer storage and recovery, reclamation and ground water exploration.

 

2.     Prepare EIR on long-term (ASR) project (pending Board direction on June 21, 2004).

 

3.     Continue pursuit of the Districtís two Petitions for Change (for ASR and existing Carmel River diversions) to the Districtís permits from the State Water Resources Control Board.

 

Objective:†† Maintain Mitigation Program

 

Goals:

1.     Prepare 2003-04 annual report for Mitigation Program by January 2005.

 

2.     Complete permitting and design of repairs to Valley Hills Restoration Project and large wood habitat structures at Garland Park by June 2005.

 

3.     Provide technical and permitting assistance to Carmel River property owners for bank repairs and riparian habitat protection and enhancement.

 

4.     Maintain vegetation in the Carmel River as necessary for streambank stability and riparian habitat protection by November 2004.

 

5.     Continue process to secure long-term Memorandum of Understanding with California Department of Fish and Game for river maintenance activities.

 

6.     Plan and design lower Carmel River erosion protection and restoration projects by April 2005.

 

7.     Conduct annual soil, and avian (bird) monitoring to document quality of Carmel River riparian habitat (e.g. riparian trees and shrubs such as cottonwood, willow, alder and sycamore.)Avian monitoring is conducted by a consultant.

 

Objective:†† Endangered Species Act Compliance

 

Goals:

1.     Assure compliance with Endangered Species Act for District activities.

 

Objective:†† Complete Other Activities

 

Goals:

1.     Assist in public information program on water issues and District actions.

 

2.     Implement MPWMD Rules and Regulations and associated Implementation Guidelines for water distribution systems, including CEQA review and permit processing, with assistance from a consultant.

 

3.     Comply with CEQA for District projects.

 

4.     Participate in CEQA environmental review on non-District projects that could affect water resources within the District.

 

 

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