Conveyance of up to 30,000 acre-feet of Westlands Water District's 2019 Central Valley Project Water to Kern County Water Agency (SWPAO #19028).

Summary

SCH Number
2019090704
Lead Agency
Water Resources, Department of (California Department of Water Resources)
Document Title
Conveyance of up to 30,000 acre-feet of Westlands Water District's 2019 Central Valley Project Water to Kern County Water Agency (SWPAO #19028).
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
9/27/2019
Project Applicant
Wheeler Ridge-Maricopa Water Storage District (lead agency) and DWR (responsible agency).

Document Description
California Department of Water Resources (DWR) will convey up to 30,000 acre-feet of Westlands Water District's 2019 Central Valley Project (CVP) water supplies to Kern County Water Agency (KCWA) on behalf of its member units, Semitropic Water Storage District and Wheeler Ridge-Maricopa Water Storage District. The United States Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) will make the CVP water available to DWR at O'Neill Forebay for subsequent delivery by OWR to KCWA's turnouts in Reaches 10A through 16A of the California Aqueduct through February 29, 2020, in accordance with Article 55 of KCWA's Water Supply Contract with DWR.

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

Phone : (916) 653-9593

Location

Counties
Kern
Other Location Info
From the Delta to Reaches 10A through 16A 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. State Water Project long-term water supply contract includes provisions for conveyance of nonproject water to SWP contractors. b. No construction is required to implement the proposed delivery. c. The facilities are existing facilities that have not been expanded or modified to implement the proposed change in points of delivery. d. There will be no change in land use.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2019090704 Conveyance   PDF 626 K

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