Central Coast Water Authority and Mojave Water Agency 2018 Short Term Water Exchange Program


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Mojave Water Agency
Document Title
Central Coast Water Authority and Mojave Water Agency 2018 Short Term Water Exchange Program
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
Due to prolonged drought conditions and low SWP "Table A" allocations, CCWA currently needs supplemental water to meet its 2018 water supply needs. The CCWA and MWA 2018 Short Term Water Exchange Program provides for a 4:1 exchange of SWP water. In 2018, CCWA will purchase 5,663 acre-feet of MWA's Table A SWP supply. CCWA will pay MWA $320 per acre-ft. The purchased water will be delivered by DWR to CCWA pursuant the Santa Barbara SWP contract. In exchange, on or before Dec. 31, 2028, CCWA will return 1,409 acre-ft to MWA. The return water will be delivered by DWR to MWA pursuant to the MWA SWP contract.

Contact Information
Thomas McCarthy
Mojave Water Agency
13846 Conference Center Dr
Apple Valley, CA 92307

Phone : (760) 946-7000


San Bernardino Santa Barbara

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Reasons for Exemption
The project will not result in direct or indirect changes to the environment. The Santa Barbara and MWA SWP contracts include provisions for delivery within the SWP place of use. Accordingly, the exchange is simply a change in water management operations using existing facilities. The exchange will facilitate the delivery of SWP water from one SWP contractor to another, using only existing facilities in Santa Barbara and San Bernardino counties and is intended to meet existing uses of water and would not support new development or a change in land use. The exchange is entirely within the authorized SWP place of use.

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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