Tejon Ranch Water Management and Exchange and Wheeler Ridge-Maricopa Water Storage District 850 Canl/Reservoir 1 Pump-back

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Summary

SCH Number
2001061013
Lead Agency
Wheeler Ridge -Maricopa Water Storage District
Document Title
Tejon Ranch Water Management and Exchange and Wheeler Ridge-Maricopa Water Storage District 850 Canl/Reservoir 1 Pump-back
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
7/20/2004
Present Land Use
Irrigated agriculture and grazing are the main land uses in the project area. Most of the project area is zoned as "A" Exclusive Agriculture, and is given a "Resource" designation in the Kern County General Plan.

Document Description
The project contains two principal components: (a) Laval Farms (the farming subsidiary of Tejon Ranchcorp (TRC)) Water Management and Exchange, including water right applications to the SWRCB, and (b) WRMWSD's 850 Canal/Reservoir No. 1 Pump-back. TRC is proposing a long-term Water Management and Exchange to formalize its current and future agricultural water management practices. The Water Management and Exchange consists of two main components: (1) formalizing TRC's present diversions and re-diversions of water from local streams and beneficial uses of this water for agricultural, resource and irrigation purposes, as specified in the SWRCB Applications 30325 to 30329 and 31043 to 31048 and a Memorandum of Understanding between WRMWSD and TRC; and (2) establishing a long-term agreement between TRC and WRMWSD that is similar to WRMWSD's current User Input Program. TRC would construct ten new pipelines and nine new weirs to divert water from local creeks as part of the proposed project. WRMWSD proposes to construct a pump-back facility to pump water from the 850 Canal into Reservoir No. 1 during off-peak energy use hours. The pump-back facility would require the replacement and extension of an existing pipeline and the installation of a new pump station and possibly a hydroelectric generator to produce electricity during peak hours.

Contact Information
William Taube
Wheeler Ridge -Maricopa Water Storage District
Lead/Public Agency
12109 State Highway 166 P.O. Box 9429
Bakersfield, CA 93313-9630

Phone : (661) 858-2281

Location

Cities
Maricopa
Counties
Kern
Cross Streets
Numerous
Zip
93313
Total Acres
~ 23,200
Parcel #
Numerous
State Highways
I-5
Waterways
Tejon,El Paso,Tunis,Pastoria,Liveoak,Grapevine,Tecuya Creeks;California Aqueduct
Township
Multip
Range
Multip
Section
Multip
Base
Multiple
Other Information
California Aqueduct

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Wheeler Ridge Maricopa Water Storage District
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
Wheeler Ridge-Maricopa Water Storage District 12109 State Highway 166 Bakersfield, CA 93313-9630

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
Yes
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
Yes
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
N/A
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
Yes
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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