Buena Vista will transfer 6,000 AF of water stored in San Luis Reservoir from the above average hydro-logic conditions that existed in 2017. The transferred water would be beneficially used by agricultural crops. No additional groundwater will be pumped.
Westlands Water District Service Area located in Fresno and Kings Counties
Buena Vista Water Storage District located in Kem County
Pleasant Valley Water District located in Fresno County
City of Coalinga located in Fresno County
Notice of Exemption
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Reasons for Exemption
The project satisfies Section 1725 of the California Water Code. This
transfer only involves the amount of water that would have been consumptively used via deep wells for the 2019 water year. It is not precedent setting and does not injure any legal user of water. Additionally, the water is stored in San Luis Reservoir and will not affect fish, wildlife, or other instream beneficial uses.