Water Purchase, Groundwater Storage, and Recovery Agreement between Rosedale Rio Bravo Water Storage District and DWR for the Environmental Water Account

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
Water Purchase, Groundwater Storage, and Recovery Agreement between Rosedale Rio Bravo Water Storage District and DWR for the Environmental Water Account
Document Type
OTH - Other Document
Document Description
Upon completion of an agreement between the Department of Water Resources and Rosedale Rio-Bravo Water Storage District (RRB), RRB will sell 19,000 acre-feet of water to the EWA and will provide an additional 45,000 acre-feet of groundwater storage capacity for EWA water, RRB will also provide 5,000 acre-feet of recovery capacity in 2001 and 15,000 acre-feet of recovery capacity in 2002. The 19,000 acre-feet of water being sold by RRB is banked water from an existing Friant Kern account. If the Department elects to use the storage capacity leased under this agreement, the Department would deliver water for storage between December 2000 and March 2001 via the California Aqueduct and the Cross Valley Canal. The recovery of banked water would involve delivery into San Luis Reservoir by an exchange of SWP entitlement and/or direct pump-back into the California Aqueduct, and would be available under any level of SWP allocation to RRB. RRB will require a 30 day notice before recovery begins. The stored water would be EWA water that the Department acquired from RRB or from other participating water agencies and districts north and south of the Delta. The Department would be responsible for all costs to deliver EWA water to the Cross Valley Canal turnout of the California Aqueduct. EWA water delivered into RRB's groundwater storage area will be subject to 15 percent losses. If 45,000 acre-feet is deposited, then EWA would only be entitled to recover 38,250 acre-feet for later use. No new facilities will be constructed under this project.

Contact Information

Delores Brown
Agency Name
Department of Water Resources
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency



Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 6 (DOT), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Delta Protection Commission, Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance
Project Issues
Hydrology/Water Quality

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