Central Coast Water Authority and Mojave Water Agency 2019 Short Term Water Exchange Program


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Mojave Water Agency
Document Title
Central Coast Water Authority and Mojave Water Agency 2019 Short Term Water Exchange Program
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Project Applicant
Central Coast Water Authority. Other approving agencies include: California Department of Water Resources, Santa Barbara County Flood Control and Water Conservation District and Mojave Water Agency

Document Description
Due to prolonged drought conditions and low SWP "Table A" allocations, CCWA currently needs water to supplement Its 2019 supplies. The CCWA and MWA 2019 Short Term Water Exchange Program (Exchange) provides for a four-to-one (4:1) exchange of SWP water. See NOE for full details.

Contact Information
Thomas McCarthy
Mojave Water Agency
13846 Conference Center Dr
Apple Valley, CA 92307

Phone : (760) 946-7000


San Bernardino Santa Barbara
Other Location Info
Existing State Water Project (SWP) facilities to existing turnouts in Santa Barbara and San Bernardino Counties. The SWP includes facilities located throughout the State of California. The, .SWP is owned and operated by the California Department of Water Resources (DWR), headquartered in Sacramento, California. See NOE for full details.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
§§15061(b)(3), 15378
Reasons for Exemption
See NOE for full details. The Exchange is not a project under CEQA (Pub. Res. Code§ 21065; 14 Cal. Code Regs. §§ 15061 (b)(3), 15378) because the Exchange will not result in direct or indirect changes to the environment. The Santa Barbara and MWA SWP contracts include provisions for delivery within the SWP place of use. Accordingly, the Exchange is simply a change in water management operations using existing facilities. See NOE for full details.


Notice of Exemption
2019038192   PDF 82 K

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