Westlands Water District's Metering and Advanced Metering Infrastructure Network, and Ground Elevation Benchmark Network Project

Summary

SCH Number
2020050109
Lead Agency
Westlands Water District
Document Title
Westlands Water District's Metering and Advanced Metering Infrastructure Network, and Ground Elevation Benchmark Network Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
5/5/2020
Project Applicant
Westlands Water District

Document Description
The objective of the project is to replace up to 275 existing privately-owned groundwater meters that may not be properly functional with District-owned magnetic meters capable of telemetry to provide accurate reading of groundwater pumped by water users and give the Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA) the capability in the future to remotely monitor the groundwater pumped from water users within the Subbasin to sustainably manage groundwater. The project will also include the benchmarking up to 15 monuments to enhance the Subbasin's understanding of the cause and effect of subsidence in subsidence prone areas along the San Luis Canal as part of Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) development. The project will reduce data gaps in the Subbasin, enhance the GSA's ability to monitor and report sustainability indicator objectives, groundwater storage, and subsidence. The project compliments actions proposed in the GSP to reduce data gaps and is a key tool to implement projects and management actions in the Subbasin.

Contact Information
Russ Freeman
Westlands Water District
3130 N. Fresno Street
Fresno, CA 93703

Phone : (559) 241-6241

Location

Counties
Fresno Kings

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301, 15306
Reasons for Exemption
The meter replacement and benchmark network is basic data collection and research for information gathering purposes, ii is categorically exempt under Section 15306 - Information Collection. Furthermore, the meter replacements are on existing facilities, ii is categorically exempt under Section 15301 - Existing Facilities.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2020050109_20200427 WWD_Meter and Benchmark Project   PDF 277 K

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