Conveyance of up to 6,000 acre-feet of 2018 Central Valley Project Friant Recirculation Water to Kern County Water Agency (SWPAO #18033).

Summary

SCH Number
2018128556
Lead Agency
Water Resources, Department of (California Department of Water Resources)
Document Title
Conveyance of up to 6,000 acre-feet of 2018 Central Valley Project Friant Recirculation Water to Kern County Water Agency (SWPAO #18033).
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
12/26/2018

Document Description
The DWR will convey up to 6,000 acre-feet of 2018 Central Valley Project (CVP) Friant Recirculation Water (Non-Project Water) to Kern County Water Agency (KCWA), on behalf of Wheeler Ridge-Maricopa Water Storage District (WRMWSD), under Article 55 of KCWA's long-term Water Supply Contract with DWR. This Non-Project Water, acquired from three Friant Division districts (Orange Cove Irrigation District, Lindsay-Strathmore Irrigation District and Tulare Irrigation) will be made available by the US Bureau of Reclamation at O'Neill Forebay for subsequent delivery by DWR to KCWA's turnout(s). The delivery of water under this agreement shall be completed by February 28, 2019 and used within WRMWSD's CVP place of use.

Contact Information
David Rizzardo
California Department of Water Resources
1416 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 653-9593

Location

Counties
Kern
Other Location Info
O'Neill Forebay to CA Aqueduct Reaches 12E through 16A

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301 existing facility
Reasons for Exemption
A. State Water Project long-term water supply contract includes provisions for conveyance of non-project water to SWP contractors. b. No construction is required to implement the proposed delivery. c. The facilities are existing facilities that have not been expanded or modified to implement the proposed change in points of delivery. d. There will be no change in land use.
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