The applicant is requesting a Coastal Permit and Use Permit approval to construct a well as part of the North Marin Water District (NMWD) domestic water supply network. The purpose of the project is to increase the reliability of the Point Reyes Water System by allowing production of groundwater at the project site to offset production at the Coast Guard Wells. The source of water for the Point Reyes Water System consists of three wells at two sites adjacent to Lagunitas Creek. Two wells are located on U.S. Coast Guard property in Point Reyes Station (“Coast Guard Wells”), while the third well is located on water district property approximately one mile upstream (“Gallagher Well No. 1”). Recent salinity intrusion has impacted water quality from the existing Coast Guard Wells, threatening public health for municipal water users. This change in conditions has necessitated the construction of this project as an urgent matter to protect the quality of water served.
Coastal Permit approval is required pursuant to Section 22.56.055(C) of Marin County Development Interim Code, because the project involves construction of water well; and (2) Use Permit is required pursuant to Section 22.57.033I(17) of Marin County Development Interim Code, because project proposes to construct water facility.
DECISIONMAKER FOR THIS APPLICATION: Deputy Zoning Administrator
Zoning: C-APZ-60 (Coastal, Agricultural Production Zone)
Countywide Plan Designation: C-AGI-1 (Coastal Agricultural)
Community Plan: N/A