Long-term Operation of the California State Water Project

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Water Resources, Department of (California Department of Water Resources)
Document Title
Long-term Operation of the California State Water Project
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Project Applicant
Department of Water Resources

Document Description
The underlying purpose of the Project is to obtain incidental take authorization from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) pursuant to the California Endangered Species Act to allow DWR to continue the long-term operation of the SWP consistent with applicable laws, contractual obligations, and agreements. Consistent with this underlying purpose, DWR's project objectives are to store, divert, and convey water in accordance with DWR's existing water rights to deliver water pursuant to water contracts and agreements up to full contract quantities and to optimize water supply and improve operational flexibility while protecting fish and wildlife based on the best available scientific information. The Project (referred to as "Refined Alternative 2b" in the Final Environmental Impact Report) consists of multiple elements that characterize future operations of SWP facilities including Banks Pumping Plant, Skinner Fish Protection Facility, Clifton Court Forebay, Barker Slough Pumping Plant, and Suisun Marsh facilities; modify ongoing programs being implemented as part of SWP operations; improve specific activities that would enhance protection of special-status fish species; and support ongoing studies and research on these special-status species to improve the basis of knowledge and management of these species. See NOD for Full Details.

Contact Information
Dean F. Messer
Department of Water Resources
P.O. 942836
Sacramento, CA 94236-0001

Phone : (716) 376-9700


Northern California
Other Location Info
State Water Project (SWP) storage and export facilities located within the Delta and vicinity, including the SWP service areas (multiple counties). Figure 1 presents the locations of these facilities.

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Department of Water Resources
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
http:// www.water.ca.gov and from the DWR Lead CEQA contact erson identified above


(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA


Notice of Determination
2019049121_Long-term Operation of the California State Water Project   PDF 1321 K

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