Long-Term Exchange Program Between Irvine Ranch Water District and Dudley Ridge Water District


SCH Number
Public Agency
Dudley Ridge Water District
Document Title
Long-Term Exchange Program Between Irvine Ranch Water District and Dudley Ridge Water District
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
IRWD, as a landowner in DRWD, proposes to extend an existing approved multi-year 2 for 1 exchange program (2013-2017) to deliver up to an additional 12,240 acre-feet of water from DRWD to IRWD's groundwater banking facilities located in Kern County (Stand Ranch Integrated Banking Project or Stockdale Integrated Banking Project) into storage in Metropolitan Water District of Southern California's ("MWDSC") system; 50% of the water would ultimately be delivered to IRWD's service area and 50% would be returned to DRWD. There is no construction, land use change, or modification to existing facilities; no new lands will be brought into production as a result of the requested exchange.

Contact Information

Dale K. Melville
Agency Name
Dudley Ridge Water District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Kern, Kings, Orange
Other Information
Dudley Ridge water District/Kings County; Irvine ranch water District/ Orange County; Strand Ranch integrated banking project and Stockdale Integrated Banking Project/ Kern County; Department of Water resources Headquarter/ Sacramento.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S; 15301(b)
Reasons for Exemption
This project utilizes only existing facilities. This program involves project water within DRWD's Water Supply Contract with DWR, all deliveries occur entirely within the SWP place of use, and exclusively utilize existing facilities.

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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