Common Landowner Transfer ofup to 1,500 AF of EWSID 2018 State Water Project Water to Kem County Water Agency.

Summary

SCH Number
2019070922
Lead Agency
Empire West Side Irrigation District
Document Title
Common Landowner Transfer ofup to 1,500 AF of EWSID 2018 State Water Project Water to Kem County Water Agency.
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
7/19/2019
Project Applicant
Empire West Side Irrigation District

Document Description
The Empire West Side Irrigation District (District) will transfer up to 1,500 AF of its 2019 State Water Project Water to Kern County Water Agency for Sandridge Partners Inc. who farms in both districts. The transfer will be completed in 2019. This proposed transfer is designed to enable Sandridge Partners Inc. to better manage its respective water supplies. No lands will be fallowed as a result of the transfer and no additional groundwater will be pumped. The lands have been actively farmed in the past.

Contact Information
John Howe
Empire West Side Irrigation District
21990 Laurel Ave, P.O. Box 66
Stratford, CA 93266

Phone : (559) 947-3027

Location

Counties
Kings
Other Location Info
Kern County Water Agency Service Area

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301
Reasons for Exemption
Statutory Exemption (CA Water Code 1729) The District 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 and operation of an existing facility (CEQA Guidelines 15301).

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
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