Department of Water Resources Conveyance of up to 40,000 acre-feet of Non-SWP Water to Tulare Lake Basin Water Storage District (SWPAO #19023)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
Department of Water Resources Conveyance of up to 40,000 acre-feet of Non-SWP Water to Tulare Lake Basin Water Storage District (SWPAO #19023)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Under the proposed project, the Department of Water Resources of the State of California (DWR) will convey up to 40,000 acre-feet of Central Valley Project (CVP) water (Non-Project Water) to TLBWSD. This Non-Project Water consists of Friant Recirculation water from Lower Tule River Irrigation District (LTRID) and Orange Cove Irrigation District (OCID) and/or Cross Valley water from LTRID, Pixley Irrigation District (PID), and Hills Valley Irrigation District (HVID). The United States Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) will make the Non-Project Water available to DWR at O'Neill Forebay and/or Banks Pumping Plant for subsequent delivery by DWR to TLBWSD's service area by February 29, 2020. In the event that TLBWSD is unable to take full delivery of the Non-Project Water by February 29, 2020, DWR may store the remaining amount in its share of San Luis Reservoir, on TLBWSD's behalf, for later delivery to TLBWSD's service area by December 31, 2020. In exchange, TLBWSD will deliver a comparable amount of TLBWSD's local river supplies to LTRID, OCID, PID, and HVID.

Contact Information

David Rizzardo
Agency Name
Department of Water Resources
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
TLBWSD (lead agency), DWR (responsible agency), Reclamation
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Other Location Info
From O'Neill Forebay, Banks Pumping Plant, and/or San Luis Reservoir to TLBWSD's turnout(s) in Reaches 8C and 8D of the California Aqueduct

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1; CEQA Guidelines Section 15301, existing facility
Reasons for Exemption
a. The project is a water management operation using only existing facilities. b. The project will not support new development or a change in land use. c. The project does not establish a new permanent source of water supply. d. State Water Project long-term water supply contract includes provisions for conveyance of non-project water to SWP contractors.


Notice of Exemption

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