Amend SWPAO#19002 Exchange for an Additional 7,000 AF (23,000 AF Total)


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Antelope Valley-East Kern Water Agency
Document Title
Amend SWPAO#19002 Exchange for an Additional 7,000 AF (23,000 AF Total)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Project Applicant
Antelope Valley-East Kern Water Agency (AVEK)

Document Description
AVEK will transfer an add’l 7,000 AF, or 23,000 AF total after amendment, of SWP Water to KCWA in 2019 (for benefit of KCWA member agency) in exchange. Up to 2,333 AF, or 7,666 AF total, will return to AVEK within 5 years. Water will be delivered using SWP turnouts along the CA Aqueduct. All other terms remain the same.

Contact Information
Tom Barnes
Antelope Valley-East Kern Water Agency (AVEK)
6500 West Avenue N
Palmdale, CA 93551

Phone : (661) 943-3201


Kern Los Angeles

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1 , Sec. 15301 : Existing Facilities
Reasons for Exemption
This program is exempt from CEQA pursuant to a Class 1 categorical exemption (14 C.C.R. § 15301) because it involves the use of existing publicly owned water facilities within the boundaries of AVEK and KCWA. Water storage or exchange involves imported water delivered through the SWP Calif. Aqueduct that would otherwise be consumed or stored by AVEK.


Notice of Exemption
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