Amendments to the existing Palo Verde Valley Farming Leases between the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and Cox and Wegis Land Company, LLC,

Summary

SCH Number
2018078180
Lead Agency
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Document Title
Amendments to the existing Palo Verde Valley Farming Leases between the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and Cox and Wegis Land Company, LLC,
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
7/11/2018

Document Description
The Metropolitan Water District of SOuthern California is amending its existing agricultural lease agreements with Cox and Wegis Land Company, LLC, Joseph Albert Deconick, Hayday Farms Venture, LLC and River Valley Ranches. The amended leases will include an alternative rental payment structure based on crops that the lessees grows. Pursuant to the amendments to the rent provisions, the amended annual rent owed would depend on the percentage of acreage planted in alfalfa or other combinations of high-water using seasonal crops.

Contact Information
Vikki Dee Bradshaw
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
P.O. Box 54153
Los Angeles, CA 90054-0153

Phone : (213) 217-6028

Location

Cities
Blythe
Counties
Riverside
Parcel #
multiple
State Highways
Interstate 10
Other Information
Palo Verde Valley

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
class 1 - S: 15301
Reasons for Exemption
This is a change to the payment provisions. To the extent that the action is a project, the action involves changes regarding the funding involving existing private or public facilities, along with potential minor modifications in the condition of land, water, and/or vegetation which would result in negligible or no expansion of use and no possibility of significantly impacting the physical environment..
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