Southern San Joaquin Municipal Utility District 2018 Recharge Pilot Project ("Pilot Project")


SCH Number
Public Agency
Southern San Joaquin Municipal Utility District
Document Title
Southern San Joaquin Municipal Utility District 2018 Recharge Pilot Project ("Pilot Project")
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Pilot Project is a temporary feasibility study intended to collect basic data necessary to evaluate and determine whether the subject property is suitable to serve as a groundwater recharge site for the benefit of the District its landowners and water users within its boundaries. On a temporary basis during 2018, the district will convey a portion of its existing surface water supply to the temporary easement area located within the district boundaries comprising currently developed ag lands located in Kern. The project will include minor earthwork changes to the currently developed ag lands, and then actively measure, monitor collect and record certain pertinent data, including, but not limited to the amount and rate of surface water recharged into the underlying groundwater. At the end of the project, the temporary easement area will be restored to substantially the same condition as existed upon commencement of the project. The beneficiaries of the project are the district and its landowners and water users interested in the conversation and maintenance of groundwater resources within the district's boundaries.

Contact Information

Agency Name
Southern San Joaquin Municipal Utility District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15304a,e; 15306; 15262
Reasons for Exemption
Statutory exemptions include projects involving a feasibility or planning study for possible future actions provided there is consideration for environmental factors. Categorical exemptions include projects which result in the grading on land with a slope of less than 10% and other minor temporary use of land having negligible or no permanent effects on the environment. Additionally, projects intended to cause basic data collection, research, experimental management and resources evaluation activities which do not result in serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource are exempt.

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