Agreement among the Department of Water Resources of the State of California, Tulare Lake Basin Water Storage District, Westlands Water District, San Luis Water

Summary

SCH Number
2019110080
Lead Agency
Tulare Lake Basin Water Storage District
Document Title
Agreement among the Department of Water Resources of the State of California, Tulare Lake Basin Water Storage District, Westlands Water District, San Luis Water
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
11/4/2019
Project Applicant
TLBWSD (Lead Agency), WWD, SLWD, PVWD, and DWR (Responsible Agency)

Document Description
Growers within Westlands Water District (WWD), San Luis Water District (SLWD), and Pleasant Valley Water District (PVWD) intend to purchase, and divide among themselves, up to 65,000 acre-feet of pre-1914 Kings River water from J. G. Boswell Company (Boswell), a landowner within TLBWSD. In order to facilitate the delivery of WWD's, SLWD's, and PVWD's acquired water from Boswell to their service areas, TLBWSD proposes to transfer up to 65,000 acre-feet of TLBWSD's 2019 and/or 2020 approved SWP Table A water (TLBWSD's Table A Water) to WWD, SLWD, and PVWD. In exchange, up to 65,000 acre-feet of Boswell's pre-1914 Kings River water will be delivered to TLBWSD for use in its service area. The delivery of TLBWSD's Table A Water to WWD, SLWD, and PVWD is covered under the 2019 Consolidated Place of Use Order (Order) approved by the State Water Resources Control Board and must be completed before the Order expires on July 13, 2020.

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

Phone : (916) 563-9593

Location

Counties
Fresno Kings Merced Tulare
Other Location Info
From the Delta to Reaches 3 through 7 of the California Aqueduct using State Water Project (SWP) facilities.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301
Reasons for Exemption
a. California Water Code, § 1729, exempts temporary changes in place of use from the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act. (Pub. Resources Code, § 21000; see also Cal. Code Regs., tit. 14, § 15282, subd. (u).) b. The proposed project is a water management operation using only existing facilities. c. The project will not support new development or a change in land use. d. The project does not establish a new permanent source of water supply.
Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
1729
Reasons for Exemption
a. California Water Code, § 1729, exempts temporary changes in place of use from the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act. (Pub. Resources Code, § 21000; see also Cal. Code Regs., tit. 14, § 15282, subd. (u).) b. The proposed project is a water management operation using only existing facilities. c. The project will not support new development or a change in land use. d. The project does not establish a new permanent source of water supply.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2019110080_Agreement among the Department of Water Resources   PDF 784 K

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