Exchange of up to 75,000 Acre-Feet of Santa Clara Valley Water District's Central Valley Project Water Supplies with State Water Project Water Supplies. (SWPAO

Summary

SCH Number
2019080279
Lead Agency
Water Resources, Department of (California Department of Water Resources)
Document Title
Exchange of up to 75,000 Acre-Feet of Santa Clara Valley Water District's Central Valley Project Water Supplies with State Water Project Water Supplies. (SWPAO
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
8/14/2019
Project Applicant
Santa Clara Valley Water District (Lead Agency), Department of Water Resources (Responsible Agency) and United States Bureau of Reclamation (Federal Agency).

Document Description
Santa Clara Valley Water District (Santa Clara) proposes to exchange up to 75,000 acre-feet of Santa Clara's CVP water supplies with SWP water supplies. The U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Reclamation will make a portion of Santa Clara's CVP water available to DWR at O'Neill Forebay. In exchange, DWR will deliver an equal amount of SWP water supplies to Santa Clara from Banks Pumping Plant to Santa Clara's turnouts through the South Bay Aqueduct. DWR will deliver the CVP water to SWP service areas south of O'Neill Forebay under the 2019 consolidated Place of Use. This involves no increase in total SWP or CVP allocations. This exchange is covered under the 2019 Consolidated Place of Use Order (Order), approved by the State WaterResources Control Board on July 15, 2019, and must be completed before the Order expires, on July 13, 2020

Contact Information
David Rizzardo
Department of Water Resource State Water Project Analysis Office
1416 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 653-4547

Location

Counties
Santa Clara
Other Location Info
From the Delta Santa Clara Valley Water District's turnouts in Reach 9 of the South Bay Aqueduct and O'Neill Forebay

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301 CA Water Code § 1729
Reasons for Exemption
Categorical Exemption: Class 1; CEQA Guidelines Section 15301, existing facility Statutory Exemption: California Water Code Section 1729 a. California Water Code, § 1729, exempts temporary changes in place of use from the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act. (Pub. Resources Code,§ 21000; see also Cal. Code Regs., tit. 14, § 15282, subd. (u) .) b. The proposed project is a water management operation using only existing facilities. c. The project will not support new development or a change in land use. d. The project does not establish a new permanent source of water supply.

Attachments

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