Water Resources, Department of
(California Department of Water Resources)
Cont: Agency (SWPAO #16016)
NOE - Notice of Exemption
The Tulare Lake Basin Water Storage District is a State Water Project contractor. The proposed project is the transfer by TLBWSD of up to 4,000 acre-feet of its 2016 Table A water to Kern County Water Agency for JG Boswell Company, who farms in both Districts. The transfer will be completed in 2016, and is to enable both KCWA and TLBWSD users to better manage their respective water supplies. No lands will be fallowed as a result of the transfer and no additional groundwater will be pumped. The lands have been actively farmed in the past. The water will be delivered within the SWP Place of Use.
Cont: Statutory Exemption.
A. State water project long-term water supply contract includes provisions for delivery within the SWP place of use.
B. No construction is required to implement the proposed points of delivery.
C. The facilities are existing facilities that have not been expanded or modified to implement the proposed change in points of delivery.
D. The water will be delivered to lands that have been in agricultural production for many years. There will be no change in land use.
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