Temporary CVP Water Transfer From Bella Vista Water District to Colusa County Water District

Summary

SCH Number
2020060098
Lead Agency
Bella Vista Water District
Document Title
Temporary CVP Water Transfer From Bella Vista Water District to Colusa County Water District
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
6/4/2020
Project Applicant
Bella Vista Water District

Document Description
The Bella Vista Water District (“BVWD”) proposes to transfer up to 4,700 acre-feet of Project Irrigation Water to the Colusa County Water Districts (“CCWD”). The source of the transfer water is a contractual entitlement under a Central Valley Project (“CVP”) water service contract between the United States Bureau of Reclamation and BVWD. CCWD is also a CVP contractor within the same area of origin as BVWD and therefore the transfer will be conducted in accordance with Section 3405(a)(1)(M) of the Central Valley Project Improvement Act. The water to be transferred will be provided by BVWD for use by CCWD in Colusa County via conveyance through the existing Red Bluff Pumping Plant and Tehama-Colusa Canal facilities. This transfer is needed to supplement CCWD supplies for irrigated agricultural production due to a reduced CVP water supply allocation in the 2020 water year. The proposed action is within the authorized CVP place of use; and uses existing CVP water supply, diversion and conveyance facilities; the transfer will be conducted using existing facilities of the CVP and Tehama-Colusa Canal Authority and will not require or result in an increase in capacity of those facilities.

Contact Information
David Coxey
Bella Vista Water District
11368 E. Stillwater Way
Redding, CA 96003

Phone : (530) 241-1085

Location

Counties
Colusa Stanislaus

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
CEQA Guidelines § 15301
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed action involves a temporary reallocation of CVP project water supplies between existing CVP contractors within the Sacramento River area of origin using existing Reclamation and local agency facilities with no resulting increase in capacity of facilities required to accomplish the transfer. The proposed transfer is categorically exempt from CEQA review as a Class 1 project under CEQA Guidelines, Section 15301.
Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
CEQA Guidelines §15282(u)
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed action involves a temporary reallocation of CVP project water supplies between existing CVP contractors within the Sacramento River area of origin using existing Reclamation and local agency facilities with no resulting increase in capacity of facilities required to accomplish the transfer. The proposed transfer is categorically exempt from CEQA review as a Class 1 project under CEQA Guidelines, Section 15301.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2020060098_200604 BVWD NOE Water Transfer to CCWD signed   PDF 2369 K

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