Agreement between Mojave Water Agency and the Westside Districts for a Water Exchange


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Mojave Water Agency
Document Title
Agreement between Mojave Water Agency and the Westside Districts for a Water Exchange
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
MWA is requesting approval of an exchange of SWP water according to Article 56(f) of its water supply contract with DWR. The water included in this exchange is a portion of the SWP water allocated in 2020 to MWA by DWR. It is the intent of the parties to accomplish the exchange consistent with the guidelines communicated by DWR in the Notice to Contractors #17-11 dated December 18, 2017. Based on the May 20 SWP water allocation for 2020, MWA will release up to 47,145 AF of its Table A allocation for 2020 to the Westside Districts in exchange for the return of 25% of the water within ten years, as described in the attached term sheet.

Contact Information
Kathy Cortner
Mojave Water Agency
13846 Conference Center Dr.
Apple Valley, CA 92307

Phone : (760) 946-7004


Kern Kings San Bernardino
Other Location Info
Mojave Water Agency ("MWA"} is a State Water Project ("SWP") contractor located in San Bernardino County. The Westside Districts are comprised of Dudley Ridge Water District, a SWP contractor located in southern Kings County, and four Member Units of the Kern County Water Agency (Belridge Water Storage District, Berrenda Mesa Water District, Lost Hilts Water District, and Wheeler Ridge-Maricopa Water Storage District), a SWP contractor located in Kern County. The California Department of Water Resources ("DWR") is headquartered in Sacramento, California. The SWP includes facilities located throughout the State of Caltfornia.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15061 (b)3
Reasons for Exemption
CEQA Guidelines Section 15O61(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. DRWD finds that approval of the project has no possibility for significant effect on the environment for the following reasons: a. No construction is required to implement the project. b. No adverse environmental impacts have been identified with implementation of the project.


Notice of Exemption
2020020454 Mojave Water Agency NOE   PDF 994 K

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