Long Term Operation of the State Water Project in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Incidental Take Permit No. 2081-2019-066-00 (ITP)

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Summary

SCH Number
2019049121
Lead Agency
Water Resources, Department of (California Department of Water Resources)
Document Title
Long Term Operation of the State Water Project in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Incidental Take Permit No. 2081-2019-066-00 (ITP)
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
4/1/2020
Project Applicant
Department of Water Resources

Document Description
The Department of Water Resources (DWR) will continue to operate the State Water Project (SWP) facilities in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (Delta) and Suisun Marsh. The SWP includes water, power, and conveyance systems, conveying an annual average of 2.9 million acre-feet (AF) of water. The principal components of the Project are operations of the Harvey O. Banks Pumping Plant (Banks Pumping Plant), the Clifton Court Forebay (CCF), the John E. Skinner Delta Fish Protective Facility (Skinner Fish Facility), the Barker Slough Pumping Plant (BSPP), the South Delta Temporary Barriers, San Luis Reservoir, the Delta Mendota Canal/California Aqueduct Intertie, the Georgiana Slough Migratory Barrier, and Suisun Marsh facilities including the SMSCG, Roaring River Distribution System (RRDS), Morrow Island Distribution System (MIDS) and Goodyear Slough Outfall (GYSO). DWR holds contracts with 29 public agencies in northern, central, and southern California for water supplies from the SWP. Water stored in the Oroville facilities, along with water available in the Delta (consistent with applicable regulations) is captured in the Delta and conveyed through several facilities to SWP contractors. The SWP is operated to provide flood control and water for agricultural, municipal, industrial, recreational, and environmental purposes. The discretionary approval by CDFW is the issuance of the ITP identified above. The ongoing operations of the SWP in the Delta and Suisun Marsh as approved by the lead agency is expected to result in incidental take and impacts to habitat of Delta smelt (Hypomesus transpacificus) and winter-run Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) which are designated as endangered species under the California Endangered Species Act and longfin smelt (Spirinchus thaleichthys) and spring-run Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) which are designated as threatened species under the California Endangered Species Act. The ITP referenced above as issued by CDFW authorizes incidental take of Delta smelt, longfin smelt, winter-run and spring-run Chinook salmon that may occur as a result of ongoing operations of the State Water Project facilities in the Delta, as is more specifically described in the ITP.

Contact Information
Josh Grover
California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW)
1010 Riverside Parkway
West Sacramento, CA 95605

Phone : (916) 376-3961

Location

Counties
Contra Costa Sacramento San Joaquin Yolo
Other Location Info
Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and Suisun Marsh in Solano

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Department of Fish and Wildlife
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
The EIR prepared by the lead agency for the Project is available to the general public at the office location listed above for the lead agency. CDFWs administrative record of proceedings related to the incidental take permit is available to the public for review at CDFW's Water Branch Office, 101 O Riverside Parkway, West Sacramento, CA 95825.

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
No
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
Yes
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
Yes
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
No
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes

Attachments

Notice of Determination
2019049121_Long Term Operation of the State Water   PDF 228 K

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