2023 GCSD Drought Improvement Project
This document is the Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration describing the potential
environmental effects of the proposed Groveland Community Services District’s (CSD) Drought
Improvements Project. The CSD is proposing to implement improvements to the drinking water
infrastructure in Big Oak Flat, Groveland, and the Pine Mountain Lake communities in
Tuolumne County, CA. The proposed Project involves installing two new groundwater wells,
installing a new water storage tank and distribution line, relocating the alternate water supply
water treatment system, and improving the alternate water supply intake. The purpose of the
Project is to ensure an adequate water supply during drought conditions. The proposed Project
is more fully described in Chapter Two – Project Description.
The Groveland Community Services District will act as the Lead Agency for this project
pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the CEQA Guidelines.