Wheeler Ridge-Maricopa Water Storage District and Orange Cove Irrigation District are proposing to transfer, in each of years 2020 through 2024 on behalf of Com

Summary

SCH Number
2020050124
Lead Agency
Wheeler Ridge-Maricopa Water Storage District (Wheeler Ridge -Maricopa Water Storage District)
Document Title
Wheeler Ridge-Maricopa Water Storage District and Orange Cove Irrigation District are proposing to transfer, in each of years 2020 through 2024 on behalf of Com
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
5/4/2020

Document Description
Common Landowner Booth Ranches LLC from time to time has access to and/or receives transfers of water from others, including recaptured water supplies released into the San Joaquin River by the United State Bureau of Reclamation in connection with operation of facilities with the Friant Division of the Central Valley Project and the SJR Restoration Settlement. This supply is stored within the Federal share of the San Luis Reservoir by OCID and made available to its Landowners such as Booth Ranches LLC. Booth Ranches anticipates excess supplies of this nature, but not limited to such, in a quantity up to 2,500 af annually in each of years 2020-2024 to transfer and deliver to its lands in WRM and/or

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

Phone : (661) 527-6069

Location

Counties
Fresno Kern Tulare

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15301
Reasons for Exemption
1. The proposed action consists of one-time annual water transfers that will use existing facilities and would not require any construction or grading. 2. The project does not constitute a new permanent source of water supply and will not result in any growth inducing or cumulative environmental impacts. 3. There will be no land use changes or additional agricultural acreage being cultivated as a result of the proposed project. Additionally, since the project will rely on the operation of existing facilities, there will be no expansion of use beyond that existing at the time of the Lead Agency's determination and will not have a significant effect on the physical environment; the project also qualifies for a categorical exemption from CEQA pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15301. None of the exceptions listed in Section 15300.2 of the CEQA Guidelines would apply to the proposed action. See NOE for full details.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2020050124_Wheeler Ridge-Maricopa NOE   PDF 1059 K

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