South Sutter Water District 2018 Groundwater Substitution Water Transfer


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Water Resources, Department of (California Department of Water Resources)
Document Title
South Sutter Water District 2018 Groundwater Substitution Water Transfer
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
South Sutter Water District is conducting a one-year 2018 Groundwater Substitution Water Transfer Program. SSWD will pump an additional 10,603.3 acre-feet of groundwater from July through September 2018 to substitute for reduced deliveries of surface water. With 7 percent Streamflow depletion, up to 9,861.07 acre-feet of surface water foregone by SSWD 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

Phone : (916) 653-4547


Other Location Info
Sutter County near Bear River

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
1729; 15282
Reasons for Exemption
SSWD filed a Petition for Temporary Change with the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) on April 9, 2018, pursuant to Water Code 1725 et seq. The SWRCB approved the transfer on June 25, 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 California Environmental Quality Act.
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