Conveyance of Central Valley Project Cross Valley Canal water to Kern County Water Agency (SWPAO #19041)


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Water Resources, Department of (California Department of Water Resources)
Document Title
Conveyance of Central Valley Project Cross Valley Canal water to Kern County Water Agency (SWPAO #19041)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
Under the proposed project, the Department of Water Resources of the State of California (DWR) will convey up to 10,000 acre-feet of 2019-2020 Central Valley Project (CVP) Cross Valley Canal water (Non-Project Water) to KCWA, on behalf of Wheeler Ridge-Maricopa Water Storage District (WRMWSD). This Non-Project Water, acquired from two CVP contractors, Pixley Irrigation District (Pixley ID) and Lower Tule River Irrigation District (Lower Tule River), will be made available by the United States Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) to DWR at O'Neill Forebay for subsequent delivery by DWR to KCWA's service area by February 28, 2020.

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

Phone : (916) 653-9593


Other Location Info
From O'Neill Forebay to Kern County Water Agency's (KCWA) turnout(s) within Reaches 12E 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. The project is a water management operation using only existing facilities. b. The project will not support new development or a change in land use. c. The project does not establish a new permanent source of water supply.


Notice of Exemption
2020020175_Conveyance of CV Project   PDF 795 K

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