Common Landowner Transfer of up to 10,000 acre-feet of Tulare Lake Basin Water Storage District 2017 State Water Project Table A water to Kern County Water -

Summary

SCH Number
2017068267
Lead Agency
Water Resources, Department of (California Department of Water Resources)
Document Title
Common Landowner Transfer of up to 10,000 acre-feet of Tulare Lake Basin Water Storage District 2017 State Water Project Table A water to Kern County Water -
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
The Tulare Lake Basin Water Storage District (TLBWSD) is a State Water Project (SWP) contractor. The proposed project is the transfer by TLBWSD of up to 10,000 acre-feet of its 2017 Table A water to Kern County Water Agency (KCWA) for Sandridge Partners incorporated, who farms in both Districts. The transfer will be completed in 2017 and is to enable both KCWA and TLBWSD users to better manage each agency's respective water supplies. No lands will be allowed 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.

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

(916) 653-9593

Location

Counties
Kern
Other Location Info
Kern County Water Agency Service Area
Other Information
Kern County Water Agency Service Area

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S: 15301, 1729, Class 1
Reasons for Exemption
State Water Project long-term water supply contract includes provisions for delivery within the SWP place of use. No construction is required to implement the proposed points of delivery. The facilities are existing facilities that have not been expanded or modified to implement the proposed change in points of delivery. 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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