Storage and Conveyance of Merced Irrigation District 2018 Short-Term Water Transfer

Summary

SCH Number
2018098293
Lead Agency
Water Resources, Department of (California Department of Water Resources)
Document Title
Storage and Conveyance of Merced Irrigation District 2018 Short-Term Water Transfer
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
Kern County Water Agency has requested that DWR store and convey up to 20,000 acre-feet of transfer water from Merced Irrigation District. MID will release the transfer water from Lake McClure (New Exchequer Reservoir) on the Merced River. MID's Point of Transfer will be DWR's Cressy gage on the Merced River. The transfer water will flow to the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, where it will be pumped by DWR at the State Water Project Banks Pumping Plant and conveyed to KCWA's service area.

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

(916) 653-4547

Location

Counties
Kern Merced
Other Location Info
Merced River, service area of KCWA

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15282
Reasons for Exemption
MID filed a Petition for Temporary Change with the SWRCB on May 14, 2018, pursuant to Water Code 1725 et seq. The SWRCB approved the transfer on July 23, 2018. In accordance with Water Code 1729, temporary changes filed in accordance with Water Code, 1725, et seq are exempt from the requirements of CEQA.
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