Plumas Mutual Water Company 2018 Groundwater Substitution Water Transfer

Summary

SCH Number
2018078345
Lead Agency
Water Resources, Department of (California Department of Water Resources)
Document Title
Plumas Mutual Water Company 2018 Groundwater Substitution Water Transfer
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
Plumas Mutual Water Company is conducting a one-year 2018 Groundwater Substitution Water Transfer Program. PMWC will pump additional 5,998 acre-feet of groundwater from PMWC-owned wells from June through Sep 2018 to substitute for reduced deliveries of surface water. With 13% streamflow depletion, up to 5,218.26 acre-ft of surface water foregone by PMWC will be made available to Kern County Water Agency and Dudley Ridge Water District during July through Sep 2018. The DWR will store the transfer water in Lake Oroville and convey the transfer water to KCWA and DRWD between July 1 and Sep 30, 2018.

Contact Information
BG Heilland
California Department of Water Resources
1416 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

(916) 653-4547

Location

Counties
Yuba

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15282
Reasons for Exemption
PMWC filed a Petition for Temporary Change with the SWRCB on April 4, 2018, pursuant to water code 1725 et seq. The SWRCB approved the transfer on June 8, 2018. In accordance with Water code 1729, temporary changes filed in accordance with water code 1725, et seq. (Temporary changes) are exempt from the requirements of the CEQA.
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