Conveyance of up to 40,000 acre-feet of Cross Valley Water and/or Friant Recirculation Water stored in San Luis Reservoir to be conveyed in the California

Summary

SCH Number
2020060071
Lead Agency
Tulare Lake Basin Water Storage District
Document Title
Conveyance of up to 40,000 acre-feet of Cross Valley Water and/or Friant Recirculation Water stored in San Luis Reservoir to be conveyed in the California
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
5/29/2020

Document Description
Title Cont.: Aqueduct and delivered to Tulare Lake Basin WSD by Exchange. The Tulare Lake Basin Water Storage District (District) will take delivery of up to 40,000 a.f. of Friant Recirculation Water (FRW) and/or Cross Valley Water (CV) under Article 55 of our State Water Supply Contract. The FRW is stored in San Luis Reservoir on behalf of Lower Tule River Irrigation District (LTRID) and Orange Cove Irrigation District (OCID). The Cross Valley Water (CV) from LTRID, Pixley Irrigation District (PIX), and Hills Valley Irrigation District (HVID) will be conveyed through banks pumping plant under Article 55 using state power. The FRW and CV water will be conveyed through the California Aqueduct using state power and delivered to the District in Reaches 8C and 8D. In exchange, a comparable amount of local river supplies will be delivered by District landowners to the LTRID, PIX, HVID, and OCID. Additional FRW and CV contractors may be participating in this exchange. The intention is to deliver the water by February 28, 2021 . Any FRW and/or CV that is not delivered will be stored in San Luis Reservoir on the State side on behalf of TLBWSD.

Contact Information
Mark Gilkey
Tulare Lake Basin Water Storage District
1001 Chase Ave.
Corcoran, CA 93212

Phone : (559) 992-4127

Location

Cities
Corcoran
Counties
Kings
Other Location Info
Service area of the Tulare Lake Basin Water Storage District.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
CA Water Code 1729
Reasons for Exemption
The District has determined that there are no foreseeable environmental impacts since absent the exchange Tulare Lake Basin WSD would deliver its local supplies for use on District lands. The single year transfer by a Permittee or Licensee is also exempt from CEQA under Water Code Section 1729.
Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
CA Water Code 1729
Reasons for Exemption
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
2020060071_Conveyance Tulare Lake Basin   PDF 2139 K

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