Wheeler Ridge-Maricopa Water Storage District ("WRM") and Semitropic Water Storage District ("SWSD") are proposing to transfer, on behalf of Common Landowner Ma

Summary

SCH Number
2019078026
Lead Agency
Wheeler Ridge-Maricopa Water Storage District (Wheeler Ridge -Maricopa Water Storage District)
Document Title
Wheeler Ridge-Maricopa Water Storage District ("WRM") and Semitropic Water Storage District ("SWSD") are proposing to transfer, on behalf of Common Landowner Ma
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
7/18/2019

Document Description
WWD will make available up to 30,000 acre-feet of its 2019 CVP water for delivery to WRM and SWSD and/or their designated banking facilities, all within Kern County, California. This transfer will occur on behalf of a common landowner to both Districts. WWD forecasts that it will have up to 30,000 acre-feet of such 2019 CVP water supply captured at O'Neill Forebay in San Luis Reservoir by February 28, 2020 and that it is willing to transfer said supply to WRM and SWSD from O'Neill Forebay during the 2019/2020 Water Year.

Contact Information
Wendy A. Jones
Wheeler Ridge-Maricopa WSD
12109 Highway 166
Bakersfield, CA 93313-9630

Phone : (661) 527-6059

Location

Counties
Fresno Kern
Other Location Info
WWD is located in Fresno County; WRM and SWSD are each located in Kern County. WRM has lands in the Delta Export Service Area of the CVP. Additionally, CVP Supplies acquired by the common landowner to both Districts are eligible to be delivered to WRM and SWSD under its Final Environmental Assessment FONSI EA-17-006 dated June 2017.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15061b3; 15301
Reasons for Exemption
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:

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
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