Unbalanced exchange of SWP Water Supplies-AVEK/KCWA 2019 16,000 AF

Summary

SCH Number
2019018407
Lead Agency
Antelope Valley-East Kern Water Agency
Document Title
Unbalanced exchange of SWP Water Supplies-AVEK/KCWA 2019 16,000 AF
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
1/23/2019

Document Description
Antelope Valley-East Kern Water Agency (AVEK) will transfer up to 16,000 Acre-Ft (af) of SWP Water supply to Antelope Valley-East Kern Water Agency (KCWA) in 2019 (for the benefit of one of KCWA's member agencies) in an unbalanced (3:1) exchange. Up to 5,333 af of water will be returned to AVEK within five years. Water will be deli.

Contact Information
Tom Barnes
Antelope Valley-East Kern Water Agency
6500 West Avenue N
Palmdale, CA 93551

Phone : (661) 943-3201

Location

Counties
Kern Los Angeles
Other Location Info
Location City: Various Location Specific: Kern and Los Angeles Counties. Program will occur within service boundaries of AVEK Water Agency and Kern County Water Agency (KCWA).

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class1;15301;Existing Facilities
Reasons for Exemption
This program is exempt from CEQA pursuant to Class 1 categorical exemption (14 C.C.R. & 15301) because it involves the use of existing publicly owned water facilities within the boundaries of AVEK and KCWA. Water storage or exchange involves imported water delivered through SWP Calif. Aqueduct that would otherwise be consumed or stored by AVEK.
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