Authority (SLDMWA), and the Department of Water Resources (DWR). (SWPAO #16027)

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Summary

SCH Number
2016098470
Lead Agency
Water Resources, Department of (California Department of Water Resources)
Document Title
Authority (SLDMWA), and the Department of Water Resources (DWR). (SWPAO #16027)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
OID and SSJID propose to provide up to 16,000 acre-feet of local water available to USBR at New Melones Reservoir in September 2016. USBR will release the water as a pulse/attraction flow from Goodwin Dam as identified in the SWRCB Water Right Decision 1641. The pulse flow will provide benefits within the Delta as well as contribute to Delta outflow. Any ancillary benefits of this pulse flow will be made available to DWR and USBR and shared equally pursuant to a separate operations agreement between DWR and USBR. The cost for this pulse flow water will be shared equally between SLDMWA and DWR.

Contact Information
Nancy Quan
California Department of Water Resources
1416 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

(916) 653-0190

Location

Counties
Sacramento
Other Location Info
USBR owns and operates Goodwin Diversion Dam and New Melones Reservoir on the Stanislaus River. SSJD and OID have local water available from New Melones under an agreement with USBR. DWR's SWP and USBR's CVP include facilities located throughout CA. DWR also operates existing facilities jointly with the USBR providing water delivery to CVP and SWP service areas. SLDMWA is comprised of 28 member agencies, of which 26 receive CVP water. The SWP is owned operated and maintained by DWR; DWR is headquartered in Sacramento, CA.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S 15301
Reasons for Exemption
A. The proposed project is a water management operation using only existing facilities. B. No new construction is required under the proposed project. C. The limited term for this proposed project will not support new development or a change in land use. D. The proposed project does not establish a new permanent source of water supply.
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