2019-2020 Water Transfer from Del Puerto Water District within the Central Valley Project to Wheeler Ridge-Maricopa Water Storage District within the State

Summary

SCH Number
2020010138
Lead Agency
Wheeler Ridge-Maricopa Water Storage District (Wheeler Ridge -Maricopa Water Storage District)
Document Title
2019-2020 Water Transfer from Del Puerto Water District within the Central Valley Project to Wheeler Ridge-Maricopa Water Storage District within the State
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
1/13/2020

Document Description
Del Puerto is proposing to transfer up to 15,000 AF of its 2019-2020 Central Valley Project ("CVP") supplies from Del Puerto to Wheeler Ridge on behalf of Westside Mutual Water Company, per Agreement. Del Puerto has a contract for an agricultural water supply with the United States Department of Interior, Bureau of Reclamation ("USSR") for water to be provided from the Central Valley Project ("CVP"). Del Puerto has up to 15,000 AF of such 2019-2020 CVP water supply captured at O'Neill Forebay in San Luis Reservoir that it is willing to transfer to Wheeler Ridge during the 2019- 2020 WY through February 29, 2020, or the end of the 2019 Rescheduling period as determined by USSR. Transferred supplies are to be delivered to Wheeler Ridge and/or to Kern Water Bank Authority (a Reclamation-acknowledged banking project), in quantities to be determined by Wheeler Ridge as the then circumstances tolerate.

Contact Information
Wendy A. Jones
Wheeler Ridge-Maricopa WSD
12109 Highway 166
Bakersfield, CA 93313-9630

Phone : (661) 527-6069

Location

Counties
Kern Merced San Joaquin Stanislaus
Other Location Info
Del Puerto Water District ("Del Puerto") is located in San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Merced Counties and Wheeler Ridge - Maricopa Water Storage District ("Wheeler Ridge") is located in Kern County. Wheeler Ridge has lands in the Delta Export Service Area of the CVP.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301
Reasons for Exemption
CEQA Guidelines Section 15061 (b)3 provides that a Lead Agency may determine an activity to be exempt from CEQA based upon the general rule that CEQA applies only to projects that have a potential for causing significant environmental impacts. Where it can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility that the activity in question may have a significant effect on the environment, the activity is not subject to CEQA. Wheeler Ridge finds that approval of the proposed water transfer has no possibility for significant effect on the environment for the following reasons: See NOE for full details.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2020010138_2019-2020 Water Transfer   PDF 917 K

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