2020 Temporary Groundwater Substitution Water Transfer

3 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2020050212
Lead Agency
City of Sacramento
Document Title
2020 Temporary Groundwater Substitution Water Transfer
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Received
Document Description
The City of Sacramento is participating with five other regional water agencies in a regional water transfer project to provide up to 18,500 acre-feet of water to Buyers in 2020. As part of a regional water transfer led by the City, Golden State Water Company (GSWC) will temporarily transfer up to 2,500 acre-feet of its pre-1914 water rights water supplies that have been quantified and are made available on a perpetual basis by the United States Bureau of Reclamation under a contract. The water demands that would otherwise be served by GSWC’s delivery of this surface water to its customers will instead be satisfied by increased groundwater pumping by GSWC. That pumping will occur within existing historical baselines and the requirements of an existing groundwater management plan administered by the Sacramento Central Groundwater Authority (SCGA). The transfer water will be exported by DWR using existing State Water Project (SWP) facilities during the summer and fall of 2020. However, the transfer water may be temporarily stored in San Luis Reservoir for later delivery to an individual Buyer’s service area.

Contact Information

Name
Scott Johnson
Agency Name
City of Sacramento, Community Development Department
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Location

Cities
Sacramento
Counties
Alameda, Kern, Kings, Los Angeles, Sacramento, Tulare
Regions
Citywide, Countywide, Northern California, Southern California, Unincorporated
Waterways
American and Sacramento Rivers, The California Aqueduct

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Habitat Conservation Planning (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region 4 (RWQCB), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), California San Joaquin River Conservancy (SJRC), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Colorado River Board, Delta Protection Commission, Delta Stewardship Council, Department of General Services (DGS), Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW)
Development Types
Other (Water Transfers)
Local Actions
Memorandum of Understanding for Water Transfer
Project Issues
Hydrology/Water Quality

Attachments

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