2019 Water Transfer from San Luis Water District within the Central Valley Project to Wheeler Ridge-Maricopa Water Storage District within the State Water Proj.

Summary

SCH Number
2019058282
Lead Agency
Wheeler Ridge-Maricopa Water Storage District (Wheeler Ridge -Maricopa Water Storage District)
Document Title
2019 Water Transfer from San Luis Water District within the Central Valley Project to Wheeler Ridge-Maricopa Water Storage District within the State Water Proj.
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
5/22/2019

Document Description
SLWD is proposing to transfer up to 10,000 AF of its 2019 Central Valley Project ("CVP") water from SLWD to Wheeler Ridge. SLWD has a contract for an agricultural water supply with the United States Department of Interior, Bureau of Reclamation ("Reclamation") for water to be provided from the Central Valley Project ("CVP"). SLWD forecasts that it will have up to 10,000 AF of such 2019 CVP water supply captured at O'Neill Forebay in San Luis Reservoir by February 28, 2020, that it is willing to transfer to Wheeler Ridge from O'Neill Forebay during the WY.

Contact Information
Wendy A. Jones
Wheeler Ridge-Maricopa WSD
12109 Highway 166
Bakersfield, CA 93313

Phone : (661) 527-6069

Location

Counties
Fresno Kern Merced
Other Location Info
San Luis Water District ("SLWD") is located in Fresno and Merced Counties and Wheeler Ridge - Maricopa Water Storage District ("Wheeler Ridge") is located in Kern County. Wheeler Ridge has lands in the Delta Export Service Area of the CVP.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301
Reasons for Exemption
*Statutory Exemption; 15061 CEQA Guidelines Section 15061 (b)3 provides that a Lead Agency may determine an activity to be exempt from CEQA based upon the general rule that CEQA applies only to projects that have a potential for causing significant environmental impacts. Where it can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility that the activity in question may have a significant effect on the environment, the activity is not subject to CEQA. Wheeler Ridge finds that approval of the proposed water transfer has no possibility for significant effect on the environment for the following reasons: *SEE NOE FOR FULL DETAILS

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
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