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


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
Storage and Conveyance of Merced Irrigation District 2018 Short-Term Water Transfer
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
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
Agency Name
California Department of Water Resources
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


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

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
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.

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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