Water Purchase and Transfer from DMB Pacific LLC

Summary

SCH Number
2010128033
Lead Agency
Coachella Valley Water District
Document Title
Water Purchase and Transfer from DMB Pacific LLC
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
The Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) proposes the purchase and one-time delivery of 8,393 acre-feet of water from DMB Pacific LLC (DMB). CVWD and Desert Water Agency (DWA) have negotiated a joint Agreement with DMB for the purpose of implementing this proposed "spot-market" water purchase and delivery. Under the Agreement, CVWD would acquire 6,295 acre -feet and DWA would get 2,098 acre-feet of water. In 2001, Kern County Water Authority (KCWA)., as part of its Kern River Restoration and Water Supply Program, acquired certain Nickel Family water rights to the Lower Kern River and agreed to make 10,000 acre-feet per year of Agency Transfer Water, referred to as "Nickel" water, available for sale by the Nickel Family to third-parties within or outside of the Kern County.

Contact Information
Luke Stowe
Coachella Valley Water District
85-995 Avenue 52 P.O. Box 1058
Coachella, CA 92236

760 398-2662 2545

Location

Cities
Coachella
Counties
Riverside

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301(b)
Reasons for Exemption
Existing facilities of publicly-owned utilities used to provide public utility services.
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