Mendota Pool Group 20-Year Exchange Program

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Summary

SCH Number
2013041028
Lead Agency
Westlands Water District
Document Title
Mendota Pool Group 20-Year Exchange Program
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
1/27/2020
Project Applicant
Mendota Pool Group

Document Description
The Mendota Pool Group (MPG) extends a previously approved 10-Year Exchange Program, Settlement Agreements, and subsequent 3-year and 1-year extensions (hereafter referred to as the Existing Exchange Agreements) for a period of 20 additional years. The 20-Year Exchange Program (Project) would allow MPG farmers in the Westlands Water District (Westlands) to supplement their Central Valley Project (CVP) water deliveries and conservation practices with affordable, reliable, and good quality water in order to maintain continued cultivation of approximately 42,316 acres of historically irrigated lands. MPG irrigated lands are located in Westlands' San Luis Canal (SLC) service area. The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) administers the CVP and would issue a series of annual or multi-year exchange agreements to facilitate the Project. The water exchange allows MPG farmers to deliver groundwater of suitable quality to Mendota Pool in exchange for CVP irrigation water delivered via the SLC for use on MPG-owned farms in Westlands. See NOD for Full Details.

Contact Information
David Vang
Westlands Water District
3130 N. Fresno Street
Fresno, CA 93703

Phone : (559) 241-6202

Location

Counties
Fresno
Other Location Info
Fresno Slough portion of the Kings River

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Westlands Water District
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
https://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_project_details.php?Project_1D=36282

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
No
(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
Yes
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
No
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes

Attachments

Notice of Determination
2013041028_MPG 20-year Notice of Determination_Executed_1   PDF 1540 K

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