Common Landowner Transfer of up to 10,000 AF of TLBWSD 2019 State Water Project Water to Kern County Water Agency

Summary

SCH Number
2019018550
Lead Agency
Tulare Lake Basin Water Storage District
Document Title
Common Landowner Transfer of up to 10,000 AF of TLBWSD 2019 State Water Project Water to Kern County Water Agency
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
The Tulare Lake Basin Water Storage District (Tulare Lake will transfer up to 10,000 AF of its 2019 State Water Project Water to Kern County Water Agency for the JG Boswell Co. who farms in both districts. The transfer will be completed in 2019. This proposed transfer is designed to enable the JG Boswell Co. to better manage its respective water supplies. No lands will be fallowed as a result of the transfer and no additional ground water will be pumped. The lands have been actively farmed in the past.

Contact Information
Jacob Westra
Tulare Lake Basin Water Storage District
1001 Chase Avenue
Corcoran, CA 93212

(559) 992-4127

Location

Cities
Bakersfield
Counties
Kern
Other Location Info
Location Specific: Kern County Water Agency Service Area

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Sec. 15301, Code 1729
Reasons for Exemption
Exempt Status Continued: [X] Statutory Exemption Tulare Lake has determined that there are no foreseeable environmental impacts, because both lands have been actively farmed, no new land has been developed, no additional groundwater will be pumped, and there is no physical change associated with this project. The single year transfer is also exempt from CEQA under Water Code Section 1729. Further, the transfer is categorically exempt under CEQA since it involves the use of an existing facility (CEQA guidelines 15301).
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