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2015 IRWM Project Application

The North Coast Resource Partnership (NCRP) 2015 Project Application Instructions and additional

information can be found at the NCRP 2015 Project Solicitation webpage. Please fill out grey text boxes and select all the check boxes that apply to your project. Application responses should be clear, brief and succinct. Character limits are provided and include spaces. It is important to save the application file with a distinct file name that references the project name. When the application is complete, please email to

kgledhill@westcoastwatershed.com

Project Applications will be accepted until 5:00 pm, May 29, 2015. The project solicitation will be closed

after this date/time and edits to project applications and new applications will no longer be accepted. If you have questions, need additional information or assistance please contact Katherine Gledhill at kgledhill@westcoastwatershed.com or 707.795.1235.

Project Name:

Boles Fire Water System Rehabilitation/Water System Restoration

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Organization Information

1. Organization Name: City of Weed 2. Contact Name/Title

Name: Craig Sharp

Title: Public Works Director Email: sharp@ci.weed.ca.us

Phone Number (include area code): (530) 938-5028 3. Organization Address (City, County, State, Zip Code):

550 Main Street, Weed, CA 96094 4. Organization Type

Public Agency

Nonprofit Organization Tribe

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5. Authorized Representative (if different from the contact name) Name: N/A

Title: N/A Email: N/A

Phone Number (include area code) : N/A

6. Has your organization implemented similar projects in the past? yes no Briefly describe these previous projects.

1995 South Weed Infrastructure Improvements 2004 Water Replacement Project

7. List all projects your organization is submitting to the North Coast Resource Partnership for the 2015 Project Solicitation in order of priority.

Boles Fire Water System Rehabilitation/Water System Restoration 8. Organization Information Notes:

N/A

B.

Eligibility

1. North Coast Resource Partnership and North Coast Integrated Regional Water Management Objectives [for more information see the North Coast Integrated Regional Water Management Plan]

Check any of the following that apply to your project:

GOAL 1: INTRAREGIONAL COOPERATION & ADAPTIVE MANAGEMENT

Objective 1 - Respect local autonomy and local knowledge in Plan and project development and implementation

Objective 2 - Provide an ongoing framework for inclusive, efficient intraregional cooperation and effective, accountable NCIRWMP project implementation

GOAL 2: ECONOMIC VITALITY

Objective 3 - Ensure that economically disadvantaged communities are supported and that project implementation enhances the economic vitality of disadvantaged communities.

Objective 4 - Conserve and improve the economic benefits of North Coast Region working landscapes and natural areas

GOAL 3: ECOSYSTEM CONSERVATION AND ENHANCEMENT

Objective 5 – Conserve, enhance, and restore watersheds and aquatic ecosystems, including functions, habitats, and elements that support biological diversity

Objective 6 - Enhance salmonid populations by conserving, enhancing, and restoring required habitats and watershed processes

GOAL 4: BENEFICIAL USES OF WATER

Objective 7 - Ensure water supply reliability and quality for municipal, domestic, agricultural, cultural, and recreational uses while minimizing impacts to sensitive resources

Objective 8 - Improve drinking water quality and water related infrastructure to protect public health, with a focus on economically disadvantaged communities

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Objective 9 - Protect groundwater resources from over-drafting and contamination

GOAL 5: CLIMATE ADAPTATION & ENERGY INDEPENDENCE

Objective 10 - Assess climate change effects, impacts, vulnerabilities, and strategies for local and regional sectors

Objective 11 - Promote local energy independence, water/ energy use efficiency, GHG emission reduction, and jobs creation

GOAL 6: PUBLIC SAFETY

Objective 12 - Improve flood protection and reduce flood risk in support of public safety

2. Eligible Project Type under 2015 IRWM Grant Solicitation [select all that apply]

Water supply reliability, water conservation, and water use efficiency Stormwater capture, storage, clean‐up, treatment, and management

Removal of invasive non‐native species, the creation and enhancement of wetlands, and the acquisition, protection, and restoration of open space and watershed lands

Non‐point source pollution reduction, management, and monitoring Groundwater recharge and management projects

Contaminant and salt removal through reclamation, desalting, and other treatment technologies and conveyance of reclaimed water for distribution to users

Water banking, exchange, reclamation, and improvement of water quality Non‐point source pollution reduction, management, and monitoring

Planning and implementation of multipurpose flood management programs Watershed protection and management

Drinking water treatment and distribution

Ecosystem and fisheries restoration and protection 3. Water Conservation Law Compliance

[Compliance with Water Conservation Laws link: http://www.water.ca.gov/wateruseefficiency/finance]

California Statewide Groundwater Elevation Monitoring (CASGEM)

a) What is the priority of the project’s groundwater basin(s)? [Refer to the CASGEM Basin Prioritization http://www.water.ca.gov/groundwater/casgem/basin_prioritization.cfm]

high medium low very low

b) If the project’s groundwater basin(s) is considered to be a high or medium priority, has a monitoring entity been established for the relevant basin(s)?

yes no

c) Please list this entity and any additional information as needed: N/A

Groundwater Management Plan (GWMP)

a) Will the proposed project directly affect groundwater levels or quality? yes no

If Yes, the organization is required to be GWMP compliant in accordance with CWC §10753. Please note that projects located in a high or medium priority groundwater basin without an adopted GWMP before January 1, 2015 are not eligible for funding unless the project sponsor’s service area falls completely within an economically disadvantaged area. Indicate how the project proponent is or will be compliant:

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b) The organization has prepared and implemented a GWMP consistent with CWC §10753. Provide the GWMP in your application materials or provide a hyperlink to the Plan here. N/A

c) The organization participates or consents to be subject to a GWMP, or a basin‐wide management plan that meets the requirements of CWC §10753. Provide the GWMP in your application materials or provide a hyperlink to the Plan here. N/A

d) The organization conforms to the requirements of an adjudication of water rights in the subject groundwater basin

e) The project is located in a low or very low priority groundwater basin and the proposal includes the development of a GWMP that meets the requirements of CWC §10753 to be completed within 1‐year of the grant application submittal date.

f) Additional information as needed: N/A

Urban Water Management Plan

a) Is your organization required to file an Urban Water Management Plan (UWMP)? yes no

[Definition of entity that is required to file an UWMP with DWR: water supplier of more than 3,000

customers or supplying more than 3000 acre-feet annually].

b) If Yes, list the date the UWMP was approved by DWR: N/A c) Is your UWMP in compliance with AB 1420 requirements?

yes no

d) Does the urban water supplier meet the water meter requirements of CWC 525? yes no

Agricultural Water Management Plan

a) Is your organization – or any organization that will receive funding from the project – required to file an Agricultural Water Management Plan (AWMP)?

yes no

[Definition of an agricultural water supplier: a water supplier, either publicly or privately owned,

providing water to 10,000 or more irrigated acres, excluding the acreage that receives recycled water. This includes a supplier or contractor for water regardless of the basis of right that distributes or sells

water for ultimate resale to customers.]

b) If Yes, list date the AWMP was approved by DWR: N/A

c) Does the agricultural water supplier(s) meet the requirements in CWC Part 2.55 Division 6? yes no

Surface Water Diversion Reports

a) Is your organization required to file surface water diversion reports per the requirements in CWC Part 5.1 Division 2?

yes no

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C.

Project Information

1. Project Name: Boles Fire Water System Rehabilitation/Water System Restoration 2. Project Description

The project summary should include a problem statement, the major components of the project and the intended purpose of the project. [3000 characters max.]

Angel Valley Water System Rehabilitation: In September 2014, the Boles Fire ripped through the City of Weed, destroying 157 homes, two churches, a portion of Weed Elementary School and numerous secondary buildings. One of the areas hit the hardest was the Angel Valley area, in which, 58 homes were lost in this area alone. Improvements to the water system in this area were identified in the 2003 Master Water Plan to bolster fire flows and provide more stable system pressures. Many of the water mains in this area are undersized and run through allies. It is desirable to abandon the undersized, old steel water mains and install new PVC water mains in the streets where they are more accessible, and where water meters can be read easier. The proposed project consists of installing approximately 5,000 linear feet of 6- and 8-inch water mains, including valves and appurtenances; and nine fire hydrants. It will be necessary to re-route new water services to 58 lots in which homes were destroyed during the Boles Fire, and an additional 46 lots in which water mains are relocated to the street. Refer to Figure 1.

The following areas of town contain old steel water mains that have an extensive leak history. Some of these pipelines traverse under existing homes and businesses. Many of the existing water mains are 2- and 3-inch steel. City staff has had to jackhammer through concrete floors in local businesses to repair leaks. In many cases, the property owners files claim against the City for damage to private property. The specific areas described below are listed in order of priority for improvement.

South Weed Boulevard Water Main Abandonment and Replacement: Consists of abandonment of 2,400 feet of 4-inch water main, and replacement of about 2,100 feet of 2-inch water main. 86 existing water services would be re-connected to an existing or new water main. Refer to Figure 2.

North Weed Boulevard Water Main Abandonment: Consists of abandonment of about 1,700 feet of old 3-inch steel water main and re-connection of 20 water services to another larger parallel water main. Also includes installing 700 feet of new 8-inch water main in Main Street and connecting 6 existing services, along with a new pressure reducing station. Refer to Figure 3.

Bel Air Water System Improvements: Consists of replacing 1,400 feet of 4- and 6-inch old steel water main and installing 1,000 feet of new 6-inch water main and appurtenances. In addtion, new isolation gate valves would be installed on Terrace, Dollar and Bel Air Ave. Refer to Figure 4.

Main Street Water Main Replacement: Consists of replacing 860 feet of 6-inch old steel water main with a new 10-inch water main and appurtenances, including re-connection to 16 existing water services. Refer to Figure 5.

Implementation of these projects will, 1) provide a more watertight distribution system, 2) reduce "unaccounted for" water, 3) provide more reliable water service, and 4) reduce financial risk.

3. Specific Project Goals/Objectives [for each goal list specific objectives]

Goal 1: Reduce water loss. [100 characters max.]

Goal 1 Objective: Reduce "unaccounted for" water when comparing water production and consumption data. According to the City's 2003 Master Water Plan, the estimated water loss within the City was about 33.5%. [200 characters max.]

Goal 1 Objective: Relieve impact on the City's spring and well water supplies. [200 characters max.] Goal 1 Objective: [200 characters max.]

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Goal 2: Reduce financial expense and risk to the City.

Goal 2 Objective: Significantly reduce O&M expenses incurred by City staff for repairing leaks. Goal 2 Objective: Eliminate extraneous claims by private parties agains the City for water damage. Goal 2 Objective:

Goal 2 Objective:

Goal 3: Replace aged infrastructure.

Goal 3 Objective: Eliminate infrastructure that has reached or exceeded its useful life. Goal 3 Objective:

Goal 3 Objective: Goal 3 Objective: Additional Goals & Objectives (List)

Goal: Provide Reliable Water Service. Objective: Provide stable and uninterrupted water service to customers within the proposed project areas.

4. Describe the need for the project. [1000 characters max.]

The project consists of abandoning or replacing old steel water mains that have reached or exceeded their useful lives. The subject water mains have an extensive leak history which has led to private property damage and subsequent claims filed against the City. Many of these existing pipelines run under

residences and businesses, requiring City Staff to bore through structure floors in order to repair leaks. In 2003, the estimated unaccounted-for water loss within the City was approximately 33.5%. The City hopes to eliminate the financial and public health burden resulting from private property damage and

depressurized water mains when a leak occurs.

5. Describe how your project addresses the North Coast Resource Partnership and North Coast IRWM Plan Goals and Objectives selected [1000 characters max.]

The proposed project benfits a disadvantaged community in which the median household income is approximately 43% of the State of California's. It repairs leaky portions of the distribution system, relieving stress of the City's water supply well and spring sources. The project reduces the financial impact on the City for repairing leaks and settling expensive claims relating to water damage to private property.

6. List the impaired water bodies (303d listing) that your project benefits: [500 character max.] [for more information, see map and SWRCB] Shasta River

Klamath River

7. Will this project mitigate an existing or potential Cease and Desist Order or other regulatory compliance enforcement action? yes no

If so, please describe? [500 characters max.] N/A

8. Describe the population served by this project. [500 characters max.]

The City of Weed has a population of 2,912. Historically, the City was a lumber town, sustained by local lumber mills that provided the majority of jobs in the region. In the early 1980's, more restrictive

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household income (MHI) is $25,023 which is about 43% of the State's MHI. Approximately 31% of the poplulation is of ethnic minority descent. Unemployment is approximately 18.5%.

9. Is this project located in a Disadvantaged Community? [see North Coast map]

 Entirely

 Partially

 No

List the Disadvantaged Community(s) Entire City of Weed.

10. Describe how your project directly benefits the Economically Disadvantaged Communities it serves. [500 character max.]

Access to high quality, reliable drinking water is necessary for sustainability of life, no matter socioeconomic status. The proposed project ensures high quality drinking water delivery to an

economically disadvantaged community that has never recovered from impacts to the lumber industry, and was recently devasted by the 2014 Boles Fire. The City of Weed's MHI is about 43% of the State of California.

11. Describe local and/or political support for this project. [500 characters max.]

The projects are supported by local City, County and regional officials. The water conservation benefits extend beyond the City and provide more water for benefit within the region.

12. List all collaborating partners and agencies and nature of collaboration. [1000 characters max.] City of Weed - Project Sponsor

13. Is this project part or a phase of a larger project? Are there similar efforts being made by other groups? If so, please describe? [500 characters max.]

The proposed project consists of a number of smaller projects that can be easily phased, depending on funding availability. The City has an additional 20,000 feet of old steel water mains that have reached or exceeded their useful lives. In the coming years, it must develop a plan to replace this aged

infrastructure. The subject project will take care of about 50% of necessary replacement needs. 14. Describe the kind of notification, outreach and collaboration that has been done with the County(ies)

and/or Tribes within the proposed project impact area: Note that selected projects may be requested to submit documentation of notification or land owner access for the appropriate jurisdiction of the

proposed project impact area. [500 characters max.]

No collaboration with Siskiyou County, or local Tribes has been completed, because the project consists of replacing worn-out infrastructure, and will improve water resources within the region.

15. Project Information Notes: N/A

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Drought Preparedness

1. Drought Project Elements

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Promote water conservation, conjunctive use, reuse and recycling Improve landscape and agricultural irrigation efficiencies

Achieve long term reduction of water use Efficient groundwater basin management Establish system interties

2. Describe the water management impacts in the project area due to the current drought. [1000 characters max.]

Many of the communites residing around the base of Mt. Shasta rely of spring water provided from melting snow and ice on Mt. Shasta. Since the drought began about 3-1/2 years ago, yield from these springs has decreased. There are no other existing viable backup water supplies in the region, other than drilling new wells. Well development in the area can be a challenge given the variability of the volcanic-based subsurface geology. The City of Weed has a water right from their Beaughan Spring supply that has been taxed during peak demand periods. It is felt if the 33.5% water loss can be reduced, the impact to its spring supply can by reduced. In addition, the Mazzei Well provides water to a portion of the project area. This well has been over-pumped to the point that a sand separator had to be added. If water loss can be reduced, the Mazzei Well will not need to work as hard.

3. Describe how the project contributes to sustainable water supply and reliability during water shortages and effectively addresses long‐term drought preparedness. [1000 characters max.]

Repairing leaky water mains, in and of itself, is a water conservation effort that will reveal immediate and lasting results, whether a drought exists, or not. Eliminating leaks in water mains puts less stress on water supply sources (springs and wells), and frees up water for benefit of other interests.

4. Drought Preparedness Notes: N/A

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Project Location

1. Describe the location of the project

Geographical Information (latitude and longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds): The project locations are, generally, centered around : 41-25-05N, 122-23-00W 2. Site Address (if relevant) :

City of Weed, 550 Main Street, Weed, CA 96094

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Project Tasks, Budget and Schedule

1. Major Tasks, Schedule and Budget for NCRP 2015 IRWM Project Solicitation Please complete MS Excel table available at

http://www.northcoastresourcepartnership.org/app_pages/view/7972; see instructions for submitting the required excel document with the application materials.

2. Current Project Phase: Feasibility Study

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Planning

Environmental Documentation & CEQA Permitting

Implementation / Construction Maintenance

Monitoring Other:

3. Projected Project Start Date: 4/1/16 4. Anticipated Project End Date: 12/31/16 5. Project Schedule & Readiness

On what date will the project be ready to proceed to construction/implementation? [For construction projects,”ready to proceed” means that construction bids have been awarded by the specified date.] 8/16/16

5. What level of CEQA does your project require?

Please note that because this solicitation is for state funding, CEQA will be required. Select the type of documentation:

Initial Study

Environmental Impact Report (EIR)

Environmental Impact Statement (NEPA/Federal involvement) Mitigated Negative Declaration

Negative Declaration Environmental Assessment Exempt

N/A - not a CEQA Project

Date or anticipated data for CEQA compliance: 6/15/16 State Clearinghouse Number: N/A

6. Are other permits required for this project? yes no If yes, please list: Caltrans Encroachment Permit

7. Describe the financial need for the project (i.e. describe why the project cannot be completed with the existing financial resources of the project proponent, landowner and/or beneficiary). [1000 characters max.]

The City of Weed is a severely disadvantaged community (43% of State MHI). The Boles Fire in September 2015 destroyed approximately 1/3 of the homes in the City. Approximately 15% of the those families whose homes were destroyed will not be returning to Weed. As such, the City's revenue for its water enterprise fund has decreased accordingly. The City is approximately 2/3 through a 7-year phased water rate increase to make the water enterprise fund whole, i.e. increase revenue to offset expenses.

Consequently, there is no capital project reserve. The City is considering a water rate increase to fund other unrelated improvements to its water and sewer infrastructure. Therefore, the City must obtain outside grant funding to implement the subject projects.

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Describe how a scaled budget would impact the overall project. [500 characters max.]

The proposed project is scalable in the five specific project areas presented. For example, the project consists of five improvement areas, presented in order of priority. Any one or all areas could be implemented, depending on available funding. Preferably, the highest priority areas get funded before the lower priority areas.

9. Describe the basis for the costs used to derive the project budget according to each budget category. Include the source of the unit cost estimates used. Also, explain any costs that are higher than the average market value. If labor costs are higher than those required by prevailing wage, explain why and what those labor costs are based on. [500 characters max.]

The basis of construction costs are based on similar public works projects, recently bid and/or constructed in Siskiyou County and northern California. Project indirect and engineering costs are based on actual

incurred costs to perform similar services for recently publicly bid projects.

9. List the sources of non-state matching funds, amounts and indicate their status (i.e. not applied for, pending, received and the date of receipt).

N/A.

10. List the sources and amount of state matching funds (these are not eligible matching funds). N/A.

11. Project Tasks, Budget and Schedule Notes: N/A

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Justification & Technical Basis of Project

1. List any studies, plans and designs completed for the project. Please the instructions for more information about submitting these documents with the final application.

Portions of the proposed improvements were identified in the City's 2003 Master Water Plan Update, as Immediate Recommended Improvements, such as the improvements in the Angel Valley area, south Downtown and College Avenue areas. No formal engineering studies or plans have been performed for other areas of the subject project, which were developed based on input from City Staff pertaining to their history of leak repairs and private property damage.

2. Is this project integrated into existing local, watershed, basin/regional plans or reports? yes no

If so, please list plans or reports [list format: Document name, Author, Published date]: N/A

3. Summarize the projected physical benefits and outcomes of the project:

Water Supply & Conservation

a) Quantity and type of new storage or delivery infrastructure built [200 characters max.]:

Approximately 10,000 feet of 6- and 8-inch water main, gate valves and appurtenances, along with re-connection to existing water services and replacement water services, including meter and box.

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b) Number and type of water users provided with water [200 characters max.]: The proposed project will improve water delivery infrastructure to about 200 customers, as well as enhance water service and provide fire protection to the remainining 850+/- services in the City.

c) Acre-feet of water leased/purchased: N/A

d) Quantity and type of stormwater capture infrastructure built [200 characters max.]: N/A e) Quantity and type of grey/reclaimed water infrastructure built [200 characters max.]: N/A f) Other water supply and/or conservation measure completed – include quantity: N/A

Water Quality

a) Water and/or wastewater treatment projects

i. Quantity and type of water treatment infrastructure built or installed: N/A

ii. Quantity and type of upgrades/replacements to water treatment infrastructure: N/A iii. Other water and/or wastewater water quality improvements – include quantity: N/A b) Quantity and type of road related water quality improvements [200 characters max.]: N/A

c) For improvements that are not road related, number and type of watershed erosion and sediment control treatments completed [200 characters max.]: N/A

d) Number and type of other water quality improvements [200 characters max.]: N/A

Watershed Rehabilitation & Habitat Improvement

a) Quantity and type of instream habitat improvements [200 characters max.]: N/A b) Quantity and type of vegetation improvements [200 characters max.]: N/A c) Quantity and type of fish passage improvements [200 characters max.]: N/A

d) Other watershed or habitat improvements – include quantity [200 characters max.]: N/A

Flood Management

a) Quantity and type of new infrastructure built [200 characters max.]: N/A

b) Other flood management measure completed – include quantity [200 characters max.]: N/A

Energy independence & Climate Change

a) Quantity and type of new infrastructure built [200 characters max.]: N/A

b) Other energy independence and/or climate change measure completed – include quantity: N/A

Other Work or Outcomes (not captured above)

a) New infrastructure built and quantity [200 characters max.]: N/A

b) Briefly describe outreach proposed including the number of landowners targeted and number of events [200 characters max.]: N/A

c) Briefly describe any other type of specific work proposed including quantities: N/A

4. List all new facilities, policies, and actions required to obtain the physical benefits. [500 characters max.] New facilities required to obtain physical benefits are the new replacement pipelines and appurtenances. In addition, pipelines, identified to be abandoned, must be abandoned and existing water services re-connected to an existing water main.

5. Describe any potential adverse physical effects and what is being done to mitigate these impacts. If none, explain. [1000 characters max.]

There are no adverse physical benefits associated with eliminating leaks in a water system. The City is unaware of any environmental impacts eliminating leaks might cause.

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6. Explain the scientific and technical basis for your project; describe the methods used to estimate the physical benefits above. [2000 characters max.]

The scientific and technical basis for the proposed project is the 33.5% water loss indicated in the City's 2003 Master Water Plan. Water loss is determined by the difference between water produced and the water consumed. Water produced is the sum of all well and spring production meters. Water consumed is the sum of all consumption meters served by the City.

7. Describe how the performance of the project will be monitored.

Include what targets and methods will be used to monitor the project’s ability to achieve the benefits claimed and how performance will be assessed: [1000 characters max.]

Performance of the project will be determined by comparing water loss after the proposed improvements are constructed, against prior years. In addtion, the City will compare post-project expenditures for leak repairs versus pre-project expenditures.

8. Describe how your project benefits salmonids and other endangered/threatened species. [500 character max.]

Less water conveyed through the City's distribution system translates to more water entering natural drainage courses within the region - providing a benefit to salmonids and endangered/threatended species.

9. Describe how your project addresses climate change adaptation and mitigation: energy efficiency, reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, reduction of carbon, or reduction in water demand. [500 character max.]

The proposed project will reduce electrical energy consumption at the Mazzei Well, and overall water production within the project areas. There will be a small bump in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions during construction of the project. However, it is expected to be minimal when averaged for the expected life of the project.

10. For each of the Potential Benefits that your project claims complete the following table to describe an estimate of the benefits expected to result from the proposed project. [See the NCRP Project Application Instructions, Potential Project Benefits Worksheet and background information to help complete the table.

Attachment B includes additional guidance, source materials and examples from North Coast projects.]

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Potential Benefits Description [200 character max.]

Physical Amt of

Benefit Physical Units

Est. Economic Value per year

Economic Units Water Supply

Increased instream or groundwater flow

for environmental purposes 300 Acre-foot $36,000

$120 per acrte-foot per year Avoided Water Supply Projects New Supply

Well

Avoided

project $1.0M

Total project cost

Avoided costs associated with

emergency repairs Insurance claims

Avoided

claims $25,000 per year

Water Quality

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Potential Benefits Description [200 character max.]

Physical Amt of

Benefit Physical Units

Est. Economic Value per year

Economic Units

Other Ecosystem Service Benefits

Community and Social Benefits

Decreased operations and maintenance Leak repairs Avoided leaks $20,000 Cost per year Enhanced fire fighting capabilities 150

Additional homes protected $22.5M $150K per home protected Other Benefits

11. Alternative Methods to Achieve Benefits

a) Have alternative methods been identified to achieve the same types and amounts of physical benefits as the proposed project? If yes, describe the alternative methods and estimated costs of the

alternative(s). If a study of alternatives has been completed, please attach this information and note that this information is included in the application. [1000 character max.]

N/A

b) If no, please explain why alternative methods should not be considered. [500 character max.] There are no viable alternatives for mitigating leaks from old steel pipelines that have reached or exceeded their useful lives, other than to replace them.

c) If alternative methods have not yet been considered, but at least one alternative method exists to achieve the same types of physical benefits, please describe that alternative and why it was not considered. [500 character max.]

N/A

d) Is the proposed project the least cost alternative to achieve the physical benefits? If so, please provide supporting information. [500 character max.]

The proposed project is the only viable alternative to obtain the desired physical benefits.

e) If the proposed project is not the least cost alternative, why is it the preferred alternative? Provide an explanation of any accomplishments of the proposed project that are different from the alternative project or methods. [500 character max.]

The only other alternative is a "do nothing" alternative which would save the up-front capital investment but saddle the City of Weed with on-going expenses associated with leak repairs and incurance claims, not to mention the continued impact on its water supply resources.

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According to the City's 2003 Master Water Plan, the City experienced a 33.5% water loss in 2002. No signifcant improvements have been made to the water system to mitigate this loss. The water loss amounts to about 227-million gallons per year, or about 700 acre-feet per year. It is expected the proposed

improvements will reduce this loss by up to 40%, based on the percentage replacement of old steel water lines.

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Other Project Data

1. Select the other sensitive habitat areas your project benefits [select all that apply]:

Riparian corridors

Perennial and intermittent streams Wetlands

Lakes and ponds and adjacent shore habitat Marine habitats

Coastal tide lands and marshes Coastal and offshore areas containing breeding or nesting sites

Native grassland

Serpentine chaparral/grassland Cypress woodland

Oak woodland Redwood forest

Areas used for ecological scientific study and research

Existing wildlife refuges and reserves Habitats supporting rare, endangered, threatened and endemic species (CNPS, State, Federal)

2. Project Benefits [select all that apply]

Increase Water Supply

Increased water supply or range in water supply (i.e. acre-feet per year)

Improved water quality

Increased recreational opportunities Decreased reliance on imported water Reduced groundwater overdraft

Creation of wetlands and riparian habitat Decreased operational costs

Other

Water Quality Improvement

Increased water supply

Improved aquatic and wetland species habitat and populations

Increased cropland production

Creation of wetlands and riparian habitat Improved recreation opportunities Decreased treatment costs

Other

Groundwater Improvements

Improved flood protection

Decreased reliance on imported water Reduced surface water use, reduced pumping costs

Decreased or prevention of groundwater overdraft

Other

Water Conservation and Reuse

Increased water saving Efficient reuse of wastewater

Costs savings from reduced purchases of imported water

Saving construction of water storage facilities Increased nutrient levels for plant and crop use from use of reclaimed wastewater

Other

Watershed Rehabilitation

Long-term sediment reduction and temperature improvements

Reduced surface water nutrient and bacteria concentrations (improved water supply quality)

Improved fish and wildlife habitat and passage

Enhanced public safety and recreational opportunities

Instream rehabilitation to redress hydromodification

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Other

Habitat Improvement

Reduced surface water nutrient and bacteria concentrations (improved water supply quality)

Enhanced fish habitat

Increased opportunities for recreational hunting and viewing

Increased numbers of native species Reduced flood risks

Education opportunities

Other

Flood Management

Increased aquifer recharge Runoff reduction

Improved surface water quality Natural resources preservation and restoration

Reduced risk to life and property Decreased flood insurance costs Other

3. Select the Areas of Biological Significance (ASBS), Marine Protected Areas (MPA) and Critical Coastal Areas (CCA) that your project benefits [select all that apply; see North Coast map for more information]:

Critical Coastal Area:

 Klamath River  Redwood Creek  Redwood National Park  Trinidad Head  Mad River  Eel River  Mattole River  King Range  Pudding Creek  Noyo River  Jughandle Cove  Big River  Albion River  Navarro River  Garcia River  Saunders Reef  Del Mar Landing  Gerstle Cove  Estero Americano  Estero de San Antonio

California Marine Protected Area:

 Punta Gorda  MacKerricher  Point Cabrillo  Russian Gulch  Van Damme

 Manchester and Arena Rock  Del Mar Landing

 Salt Point  Gerstle Cove  Fort Ross  Sonoma Coast  Bodega

Areas of Special Biological Significance:

 Bodega Marine Life Refuge

 Del Mar Landing Ecological Reserve  Gerstle Cove

 Kelp Beds at Saunders Reef  Kelp Beds at Trinidad Head

 Kings Range National Conservation Area  Pygmy Forest Ecological Staircase  Redwood National and State Parks 4. Statewide Priorities

[select all that apply; for more information see IRWM Program Guidelines]

Drought Preparedness

Promote water conservation, conjunctive use, reuse and recycling Improve landscape and agricultural irrigation efficiencies

Achieve long term reduction of water use Efficient groundwater basin management System interties

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Use and Reuse Water More Efficiently

Increase urban and agricultural water use efficiency measures such as conservation and recycling

Capture, store, treat, and use urban stormwater runoff (such as percolation to usable aquifers, underground storage beneath parks, small surface basins, domestic stormwater capture systems, or the creation of catch basins or sumps downhill of development

Incorporate and implement low impact development (LID) design features, techniques, and practices to reduce or eliminate stormwater runoff

Climate Change Response Actions

Adaptation to Climate Change: Advance and expand conjunctive management of multiple water supply sources Adaptation to Climate Change: Use and reuse water more efficiently

Adaptation to Climate Change: Water management system modifications that address anticipated climate change impacts

Adaptation to Climate Change: Establish and enhance migration corridors, re-establish river-floodplain hydrologic continuity, re-introduce anadromous fish populations to upper watersheds, and enhance upper watershed forests and meadow systems

Reduction of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions: Reduce energy consumption of water systems and uses Reduction of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions: Use cleaner energy sources to move and treat water Reduce Energy Consumption: Water use efficiency

Reduce Energy Consumption: Water recycling

Reduce Energy Consumption: Water system energy efficiency Reduce Energy Consumption: Reuse runoff

Expand Environmental Stewardship

Expand Environmental Stewardship to protect and enhance the environment by improving watershed, floodplain, and instream functions and to sustain water and flood management ecosystems.

Practice Integrated Flood Management

Better emergency preparedness and response Improved flood protection

More sustainable flood and water management systems Enhanced floodplain ecosystems

LID techniques that store and infiltrate runoff while protecting groundwater

Protect Surface Water and Groundwater Quality

Protecting and restoring surface water and groundwater quality to safeguard public and environmental health and secure water supplies for beneficial uses

Salt/nutrient management planning as a components of an IRWM Plan

Improve Tribal Water and Natural Resources

Improve Tribal Water and Natural Resources and include the development of Tribal consultation, collaboration, and access to funding for water programs

Ensure Equitable Distribution of Benefits

Increase the participation of small and disadvantaged communities in the IRWM process.

Develop multi-benefit projects with consideration of affected disadvantaged communities and vulnerable populations.

Address safe drinking water and wastewater treatment needs of DACs.

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5. Other Project Data Notes: N/A

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Major Tasks, Schedule and Budget for North Coast Resource Partnership 2015 IRWM Project Solicitation

Project Name:  Boles Fire Water System Rehabilitation/Water System Restoration

Organization Name:  City of Weed

Task   #

Major Tasks Task Description Major Deliverables Current 

Stage of  Completion  IRWM Task  Budget Non‐State  Match Total Task  Budget

Start Date Completion 

Date

A

1 Administration In cooperation with the County of Humboldt sign a sub‐grantee agreement for 

work to be completed on this project. Develop invoices with support 

documentation. Provide audited financial statements and other deliverables 

as required

Invoices, audited financial statements and other 

deliverables as required 0% $10,000 $0 $10,000 4/1/16 12/31/16

2 NCRP Project Application Proposal Develop application materials for submittal to the NCRP 2015 Project 

Solicitation 

NCRP Project Application Proposal 

10% $7,500 $0 $7,500 5/1/15 8/1/15

3 Monitoring Plan Develop Monitoring Plan to include goals and measurable objectives Final Monitoring Plan  0% $5,000 $0 $5,000 4/1/16 5/1/16

4 Labor Compliance Program Execute service agreement with Labor Compliance Program company Submission of Labor Compliance Program 0% $30,000 $0 $30,000

5 Reporting Develop monthly reports describing work completed, challenges, and 

strategies for reaching remaining project objectives. Develop Final Report

Quarterly and Final Reports

0% $20,000 $0 $20,000 4/1/16 12/31/16

B

1 N/A N/A N/A

C

1 Final Design /Plans Prepare design surveys, mapping, improvement plans, written technical 

specifications, and contract documents suitable for public bidding.

Improvement plans, written contract documents

0% $157,000 $0 $157,000 4/1/16 6/15/16

2 Environmental Documentation: 

CEQA

The project involves abandoning and replacing existing pipelines within 

existing easements and right‐of‐ways.  Therefore, a CEQA Exemption should 

be appropriate to approve the project.

CEQA Exemption

0% $2,500 $0 $2,500 4/1/16 6/15/16

3 Permit Development A Caltrans Encorachment Permit will be riquired for portions of work in South 

Weed Boulevard that resides within the Caltrans right‐of‐way

Caltrans Encorachment Permit

0% $5,000 $0 $5,000 4/1/16 6/15/16

D $0

1 Construction/Implementation 

Contracting

Include public advertisement/bidding/award/contract execution Advertisement for Bids, Recommendation of Award, 

Executed contract between City of Weed and Contractor 0% $40,000 $0 $40,000 6/16/16 8/15/16

2 Mobilization and Site Preparation Contractor's mobilization and site preparation efforts are included in Item 3, 

below

N/A

3 Project 

Construction/Implementation

Construction of water main abondonment and replacement, as well as 

connection to existing water services, as described herein and referenced in 

the Figures

Installed improvements as indicated in the Contract 

Documents 0% $1,744,000 $0 $1,744,000 8/16/16 12/31/16

4 Project Construction Contingency Project contingency funds are intended to cover unanticipated extra 

construction and engineering costs incurred during construction

Installed improvements as indicated in the Contract 

Documents 0% $334,000 $0 $334,000 8/16/16 12/31/16

5 Project Close Out, Inspection & 

Demobilization

Inspect project components and establish that work is complete. Verify that 

all project components have been installed and are functioning as specified 

will be conducted as part of construction inspection and project closeout. 

Conduct project completion photo monitoring. Prepare record drawings. 

Construction observer's daily logs; Testing results; As‐Built 

and Record Drawings; Project completion site photos

0% $132,000 $0 $132,000 8/16/16 12/31/16

6 Project Performance Monitoring The performance of the project will be monitored in accordance to the 

Monitoring Plan using the following measurement tools and methods

Project Performance Monitoring Plan

0% $5,000 $0 $5,000 1/1/17 1/1/18

7 Construction Administration Complete tasks necessary to administer construction contract. Keep daily 

records of construction activities, inspection, and progress. Conduct project 

construction photo‐monitoring.

Construction Management Logs; Completed construction 

administration tasks documented in monthly progress 

reports

0% $106,000 $0 $106,000 8/16/16 12/31/16

$2,598,000 $0 $2,598,000 $1,948,500 $0 $1,948,500 Is Requested Budget scalable by 25%?   If yes, indicate scaled totals; if no delete budget amount provided.

Category (a): Direct Project Administration

Category (b): Land Purchase/Easement

Category (c): Planning/Design/Engineering/Environmental Documentation

Category (d): Construction/Implementation

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