Bard Water District Seasonal Fallowing Pilot Program


SCH Number
Public Agency
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Document Title
Bard Water District Seasonal Fallowing Pilot Program
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (Metropolitan) has approved entering into a two-year Seasonal Fallowing Pilot Program with the Bard Water District. The Pilot Program entails the temporary, seasonal (April through July), voluntary fallowing of farmland within the Bard Unit. Farmland would be fallowed by farmers within the Bard Unit who would voluntarily enter into agreements with Metropolitan, under which Metropolitan would monetarily compensate those voluntary participants for temporarily fallowing farmland. An amount of Colorado River water equal to the amount saved by this temporary, seasonal following would be diverted into the Colorado River Aqueduct by Metropolitan.

Contact Information

Vikki Dee Bradshaw
Agency Name
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Other Location Info
Other Information
Bard Unit

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S:15301,2,4,6 C: 1,2,4,6
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project involves a study along with minor modifications of existing private and public facilities, along with minor modifications in the condition of land, water, and/or vegetation which do not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees. These activities would result in negligible or no expansion of use and no possibility of significant impacting the physical environment. In addition, the proposed project will consist of basic data collection and resource evaluation activities which do not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource. In addition, the project is also exempt under the general rule that CEQA applies online to projects with the potential for causing significant effects.

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