Rosenthal Water Rights Approved
September 5, 2009

The California Water Resources Control Board issued an order on July 23, 2009 approving water rights permits for the Rosenthal Water Rights Project. AES prepared the California Environmental Quality Act documentation and the biological resources assessment for the project. The project includes the diversion to storage of 42.6 acre-feet and the direct diversion of 25 acre-feet of from Hoodoo Creek and other tributaries to Dry Creek upstream of Lake Berryessa in Lake County, CA. Water is stored in three existing reservoirs, which also store water pursuant to existing water rights, and water is used primarily for irrigation and frost protection purposes. The project also involves the development of a total of 47 acres of vineyard.

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