Owner/Client: Conaway Ranch LLC/Sommach, Simmons, & Dunn LLP
Conaway Ranch proposed to assign its rights to approximately 10,000 acre-feet of water per year of Sacramento River, riparian water entitlements to the Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency. The assigned water would be used as municipal drinking water for Woodland, Davis, and the surrounding communities. Conaway Ranch would replace this water by increasing its groundwater pumping from onsite wells. The increase in groundwater pumping has the potential to affect environmental resources, such as water quality and hydrology, agriculture land, and geology and soils. Ascent prepared an Environmental Assessment/Finding of No Significant Effect for the proposed Conaway Ranch water assignment project. The U. S. Bureau of Reclamation was the NEPA lead agency.