Water Exchange: Palmdale Water District and Kern County Water Agency


SCH Number
Public Agency
Palmdale Water District
Document Title
Water Exchange: Palmdale Water District and Kern County Water Agency
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
PWD will exchange up to 15,000 AF of PWD's 2019 Table A allocation with KCWA. The water will be delivered for the beneficial use of KCWA's customers. In exchange prior to January 1, 2030 KCWA will repay PWD one AF of water for every two AF delivered via this exchange. All water will be delivered using existing SWP Facilities.

Contact Information

Peter Thompson II
Agency Name
Palmdale Water District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Palmdale Water District
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Kern, Los Angeles
Other Location Info
Palmdale Water District(PWD) and Kern County Water Agency(KCWA) are both State Water Project (SWP) contractors. PWD is located in Los Angeles County and AVEK in Los Angeles and Kern Counties.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1(b), Section 15301
Reasons for Exemption
1. The exchange between PWD and KCWA will use existing SWP facilities only. 2. KCWA is serving existing customers and land uses with this exchange water. 3. PWD does not have an intended use for the water being exchanged, during the relevant time period.


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