San Juan Water District 2018 Groundwater Substitution Water Transfer (SWPAO #18755)

Summary

SCH Number
2018088554
Lead Agency
Water Resources, Department of (California Department of Water Resources)
Document Title
San Juan Water District 2018 Groundwater Substitution Water Transfer (SWPAO #18755)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
San Juan Water District is conducting a one-year 2018 Groundwater Substitution Water Transfer Program. SJWD will pump an additional 2, 175 acre-feet of groundwater from July through September 2018 to substitute for reduced deliveries of surface water. With 8 percent streamflow depletion, up to 2, 001 acre-feet of surface water foregone by SJWD will be made available to Kern County Water Agency (KCWA) and Dudley Ridge Water District during July through September 2018. The Department of Water Resources (DWR) will convey the transfer water to KCWA and DRWD between July 1 and September 30, 2018.

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

(916) 653-4547

Location

Counties
Sacramento
Other Location Info
Sacramento County in the American River Watershed.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
1729; 15282
Reasons for Exemption
SJWD filed a Petition for Temporary Change with the SWRCH on May 11, 2018, pursuant to Water Code § 1725 et seq. The SWRCB approved the transfer on July 13, 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 CEQA. (Pub. Resources Code, § 2100; see also Cal. Code Regs., tit. 14 § 15282, subd. (u).)
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