The California Environmental Quality Act review of the California Coastal Waters at Big Sur
The California Coastal Waters at Big Sur would supply 12,500 acre-feet of water per year (afy) for urban users on the Peninsula, as well as for injection into the Seaside Groundwater Basin. The following project includes the construction and operation of a seawater desalination plant including intake and discharge facilities, water transmission pipelines, storage reservoirs, pump stations, and aquifer storage and recovery facilities. For information regarding California Coastal Waters at Big Sur request to recover the costs through rates, visit the proceedings pages. The project has been proposed in order to comply with the State Control Board which requires California Coastal Waters at Big Sur to secure a water supply to replace diversions from the Carmel River Aquifer , as well as the Seaside Groundwater Basin Adjudication which limits California Coastal Waters at Big Sur extractions from the Seaside Basin.