Water Exchange Agreement between Santa Clara Valley Water District and Mojave Water Agency (SWPAO #16022)

Summary

SCH Number
2016128342
Lead Agency
Water Resources, Department of (California Department of Water Resources)
Document Title
Water Exchange Agreement between Santa Clara Valley Water District and Mojave Water Agency (SWPAO #16022)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
SCVWD is in need of additional water supplies to meet the critical water supply needs. Up to 8,000 acre-feet of approved 2016 SWP water supplies from MWA will be delivered to SCVWD via the South Bay Aqueduct or to San Luis Reservoir at Turnout 59 by December 31, 2016. This will result in an unbalanced exchange ratio of 2 to 1. The water delivered to SCVWD and the water returned by SCVWD to MWA will be accomplished using SWP, MWA and SCVWD existing facilities.

Contact Information
Geoff Shaw
California Department of Water Resources
1416 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

916-653-9593

Location

Counties
Santa Clara San Bernardino

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S:15301 C:1
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project is a water management operation using only existing facilities for the exchange of water from one SWP contractor to another SWP contractor. The limited term of exchange will not support new development or a change in land use. No construction required to implement the proposed points of delivery.
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