Exchange of SWP Water - AVEK Water Agency & Santa Clara Valley WD: 10,000 AF

Summary

SCH Number
2016078063
Lead Agency
Antelope Valley-East Kern Water Agency
Document Title
Exchange of SWP Water - AVEK Water Agency & Santa Clara Valley WD: 10,000 AF
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
AVEK, as a special district and SWC will transfer up to 10,000 af of SWP water in an unbalanced 2:1 exchange, to Santa Clara Valley Water District in meeting critical supply needs of SCVWD. 5,000 AF of return SWP water by AVEK will be within 10 years.

Contact Information
Tom Barnes
Antelope Valley-East Kern Water Agency
6500 West Avenue N
Palmdale, CA 93551

661-943-3201

Location

Counties
Santa Clara Los Angeles Kern

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301
Reasons for Exemption
It involves the use of existing publicly owned water facilities within the boundaries of AVEK and SCVWD. The water transfer involves imported water from the Calif. Aqueduct that would otherwise be consumed or stored by AVEK. The transfer will not change the quantity or qualify of water delivered through the Calif. Aqueduct.
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