Common Landowner Transfer of up to 1,500 a.f. of TLBWSD 2020 State Water Project Water to Westlands Water District

Summary

SCH Number
2020020488
Lead Agency
Tulare Lake Basin Water Storage District
Document Title
Common Landowner Transfer of up to 1,500 a.f. of TLBWSD 2020 State Water Project Water to Westlands Water District
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
2/26/2020
Project Applicant
Tulare Lake Basin Water Storage District

Document Description
The Tulare Lake Basin Water Storage District (Tulare Lake) will transfer up to 1,500 a.f. of its 2020 State Water Project water to Westlands Water District for Westlake Farms who farms in both districts. The transfer will be completed by December 31, 2020. This proposed transfer is designed to enable Westlake Farms to better manage their respective water supplies. No lands will be fallowed as a result of the transfer and no additional groundwater will be pumped. The lands have been actively farmed in the past.

Contact Information
Jacob J. Westra
Tulare Lake Basin Water Storage District
1001 Chase Avenue
Corcoran, CA 93212

Phone : (559) 992-4127

Location

Cities
Corcoran
Counties
Kings
Other Location Info
State Water Project Service Area of the Westlands Water District.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301
Reasons for Exemption
Tulare Lake has determined that there are no foreseeable environmental impacts, because both lands have been actively farmed, no new land has been developed, no additional groundwater will be pumped, and there is no physical change associated with this project. The single year transfer is also exempt from CEQA under Water Code Section 1729. Further, the transfer is categorically exempt under CEQA since it involves the use and operation of an existing facility (CEQA Guidelines 15301).
Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
CA Water Code 1729
Reasons for Exemption
Tulare Lake has determined that there are no foreseeable environmental impacts, because both lands have been actively farmed, no new land has been developed, no additional groundwater will be pumped, and there is no physical change associated with this project. The single year transfer is also exempt from CEQA under Water Code Section 1729. Further, the transfer is categorically exempt under CEQA since it involves the use and operation of an existing facility (CEQA Guidelines 15301).

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2020020488_Tulare Lake Basin Water Storage District   PDF 1155 K

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