Pump-in of Westlands Water District's (WWD's) local groundwater into the California Aqueduct, Reaches 4-7

Summary

SCH Number
2008098003
Lead Agency
Water Resources, Department of (California Department of Water Resources)
Document Title
Pump-in of Westlands Water District's (WWD's) local groundwater into the California Aqueduct, Reaches 4-7
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
9/2/2008

Document Description
Westlands Water District is a Central Valley Project contractor with land in Fresno and Kings Counties. The proposed project is WWD's pumpin of local groundwater from wells within WWD's service area into the California Aqueduct through turn-in structures. WWD will discharge up to 20,000 acre-feet of local groundwater into the Aqueduct during the period of June 16, 2008 through September 30, 2008. DWR will deliver equivalent amounts of water to WWD at turnouts downstream on the California Aquaduct to serve water to existing croplands needing additional water this year.

Contact Information
Craig Trombly
California Department of Water Resources
1416 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 653-6250

Location

Counties
Fresno Kings
Other Location Info
California Aquaduct Reaches 4-7

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Emergency Project
Type, Section or Code
21080(b)(3) and 21172 PRC
Reasons for Exemption
Under the emergency proclamation, the Westlands pumin program, which will benefit farmers within its service area, is exempt from CEQA.

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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