Exchange Agreement for Water in San Luis Reservior and Millterton Lake between Kern-Tulare Water District and Westlands Water District

Summary

SCH Number
2016068158
Lead Agency
Kern-Tulare Water District
Document Title
Exchange Agreement for Water in San Luis Reservior and Millterton Lake between Kern-Tulare Water District and Westlands Water District
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
6/13/2016

Document Description
This project involves a series of exchange in order for Kern-Tulare water district to recover and take delivery within its boundaries approximately 9,000 AF of previously banked CVP water in Rosedale-Rio Bravo Water Storage District (Rosedale). This stored water would be recovered and transferred into storage in San Luis Reservoir (SLR) by Improvement District No. 4 of the Kern County Water Agency using a combination of 2015 carryover, 2016 Table A Water. These supplies would be delivered to Westlands Water District (Westlands) in SLR, and they would deliver water supplies acquired from Fresno Irrigation District in Millerton Lake. Such supplies would then be delivered to Kern-Tulare via the Friant-Kern Canal. The Project will be used to meet existing crop demands in Kern-Tulare to avoid crop losses due to severe water shortages and drought conditions this year. Kern-Tulare's use of said exchanged water would be for the same purpose and places of use as Kern-Tulare would have used said stored water by direct deliveries, in the absence of the Project. The conveyance and recovery of said exchange waters will be through existing facilities, and the project will not require or result in any construction or result in any development or expansion of any existing uses.

Contact Information
Steven Dalke
Kern-Tulare Water District
5001 California Ave, #102
Bakersfield, CA 93309

Phone : (661) 327-3132

Location

Counties
Kern Tulare

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S:15301,15061
Reasons for Exemption
CEQA Guidelines Section 15301 provides that a lead agency may determine an activity to be exempt from CEQA in that it utilizes only existing facilities.
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