Conveyance of up to 50,00 acre-feet of Westlands Water District's 2017 Central Valley Project (CVP) water to Semitropic Water Storage District's Groundwater Ban

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Summary

SCH Number
2017051016
Lead Agency
Westlands Water District
Document Title
Conveyance of up to 50,00 acre-feet of Westlands Water District's 2017 Central Valley Project (CVP) water to Semitropic Water Storage District's Groundwater Ban
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received

Document Description
DWR will deliver up to 50,000 acre-ft of Westlands' 2017 CVP water to KCWA for storage in Semitropic's Groundwater Banking Program, under Article 55 of KCWA's long-term Water Supply Contract with DVR. The US Dept. of Interior's Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) will amek Westalnds' 2017 CVP water available for delivery by DWR to KCWA's turnout(s) at either Banks Pumping Plant or O'Neill Forebay by February 28, 2018. The return of water to Westlands is proposed to be delivered in two ways: 1) pump-in delivery to the CA Aqueduct at REaches 10A, 12E, and/or 13B in exchange for a like amount concurrently delivered by DWR to the CVP portion of O'Neill Forebay; or 2) by delivery of KCWA's SWP Table A water to the CVP portion of O'Neill Forebay. The return of water from KCWA to Westlands must be completed by Dec. 31, 2028.

Contact Information
Geoff Shaw
DWR
1416 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

916-653-9593

Location

Counties
Kern Fresno
State Highways
41, I-5
Railways
SP
Waterways
CA Aqueduct
Base
MDBM

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
DWR
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
Final EIR Available Location
1416 Ninth St., Sacramento, CA 95814

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
No
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2b) A Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
No
(4) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
N/A
(5) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
N/A
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