Agreement among the Department of Water Resources of the State of California, Tulare Lake Basin Water Storage District, Westlands Water District, San Luis Water

Summary

SCH Number
2018098030
Lead Agency
Water Resources, Department of (California Department of Water Resources)
Document Title
Agreement among the Department of Water Resources of the State of California, Tulare Lake Basin Water Storage District, Westlands Water District, San Luis Water
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
Growers within Westlands Water District (WWD) San Luis Water District (SLWD), and Pleasant Valley Water District (PVWD) intend to purchase, and divide between themselves, up to 65,000 acre-feet of pre-1914 Kings River water from J.G. Boswell Company (Boswell), a landowner within TLBWSD. In order to facilitate the delivery of WWD's, SLWD's, and PVWD's acquired water from Boswell to their service areas, TLBWSD proposes to transfer up to 65,000 acre-feet of TLBWSD's approved SWP Table A water (TLBWSD's Table A water) to WWD, SLWD, and PVWD. In exchange, up to 65,000 acre-feet of Boswell's pre-1914 Kings River water will be delivered to TLBWSD for use in its service area. The delivery of TLBWSD's Table A water to WWD, SLWD, and PVWD is covered under the 2018 Consolidated Place of Use Order (Order) approved by the State Water Resources Control Board and must be completed before the Order expires on July 1, 2019.

Contact Information
B.G. Heiland
California Department of Water Resources
1416 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

(916) 653-4547

Location

Counties
Tulare Merced Kings Fresno
Other Information
Delta to Reaches 3 through 7 of the California Aqueduct

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
C: 1, S: 15301
Reasons for Exemption
a. California Water Code, S1729, exempts temporary changes in place of use from the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act. (Pub. Resources Code, S 21000; see also Cal. Code Regs., tit. 14, S 15282, subd. (u).) b. The proposed project is a water management operation using only existing facilities. c. The project will not support new development or a change in land use. d. The project does not establish a new permanent source of water supply.
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