Water Exchange: Palmdale Water District and Kern County Water Agency


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Palmdale Water District
Document Title
Water Exchange: Palmdale Water District and Kern County Water Agency
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Project Applicant
Palmdale Water District

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
Palmdale Water District
2029 East Ave Q
Palmdale, CA 93550

Phone : (661) 456-1042


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.


Notice of Exemption
PWD KCWA NOE KC 2019   PDF 289 K PWD KCWA NOE LAC 2019   PDF 323 K

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