ACWD Proposed Water Exchange to Obtain the Benefit of ACWD Water Stored in Semitropic Ground Water Bank

Summary

SCH Number
2014058213
Lead Agency
Alameda County Water District
Document Title
ACWD Proposed Water Exchange to Obtain the Benefit of ACWD Water Stored in Semitropic Ground Water Bank
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
5/19/2014

Document Description
Due to low percipitation and low allocation of Table A supply (SWP water makes up approximately 40% of ACWD's annual water supply), ACWD has declared a Water Shortage Emergency and enacted an ordinance to achieve 20% mandatory conservation and is seeking to take advantage of all its available water supplies. This includes seeking to use some of its SWP water banked in previous years that is being stored in the Semitropic and getting the benefits of this water via a water exchange. Normally these exchanges take place either by: (a) local water users recovering the banked groundwater via their own wells or Semitropic wells and making a like amount of their SWP Table A available for delivery to ACWD; or (b) Semitropic recovering banked groundwater into the California Aqueduct to augment the SWP supply and DWR releasing a like amount of SWP Table A supply to ACWD.

Contact Information
Walter L. Wadlow
Alameda County Water District
43885 S. Grimmer Boulevard
Fremont, CA 94537

Phone : (510) 668-4202

Location

Counties
Alameda Kern Kings San Francisco

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301 - Class 1
Reasons for Exemption
Existing facilities

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