On June 3, 2022, the applicant was granted Emergency Coastal Permit approval for the drilling of four new test wells and the temporary operation of two wells within the Estero Mutual Water Company service area that provides domestic water for the community of Dillion Beach. The Emergency Coastal Permit was granted in response to the drought emergency declared by Governor Gavin Newsom pursuant to Executive Order N-10-21. In accordance with Local Coastal Program, Implementation Plan section 22.70.030, and the Conditions of Approval in the Estero Mutual Water Company Emergency Coastal Permit, the applicant is now requesting Coastal Permit approval for the drilling of the four test wells and the continued operation of up to two wells to provides domestic water for the community of Dillion Beach.
The test wells are proposed to be drilled on Assessor's Parcel 100-100-58. As of August 5, 2022, the test wells have not been drilled and no wells are in operation. Proposed well site 1, is located approximately 11 feet to the nearest property line. Proposed well site 2, is located approximately 131 feet to the nearest property line. Proposed well site 3, is located approximately 49 feet to the nearest property line. Proposed well site 4, is located approximately 70 feet to the nearest property line. The amount of water each test well will produce is unknown; therefore, if a test well underperforms it will be abandoned.
Coastal Permit approval is required pursuant to Marin County Land Use Plan section 22.68.060 for the construction of new water wells.
Countywide Plan Designation: C-AG1
Community Plan (if applicable): n/a