Unbalanced Water Exchange of Approved State Water Project Table A Water between Santa Barbara County Flood Control and Water Conservation District and Mojave

Summary

SCH Number
2020060175
Lead Agency
Water Resources, Department of (California Department of Water Resources)
Document Title
Unbalanced Water Exchange of Approved State Water Project Table A Water between Santa Barbara County Flood Control and Water Conservation District and Mojave
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
6/9/2020

Document Description
Title Cont: Water Agency (SWPAO #20004) Under the proposed water exchange, up to 1,000 acre-feet of MWA’s approved 2020 SWP Table A water (MWA’s 2020 Table A Water) will be delivered to Santa Barbara by December 31, 2020. In exchange, Santa Barbara will return to MWA, based on an unbalanced exchange ratio of 4 to 1, up to 250 acre-feet of its approved 2021-2030 SWP Table A water (Santa Barbara’s Future Table A Water). That is, for every 4 acre-feet of MWA’s 2020 Table A Water delivered to Santa Barbara, 1 acre-foot will be returned by Santa Barbara to MWA by December 31, 2030.

Contact Information
David Rizzardo
Department of Water Resource State Water Project Analysis Office
1416 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 653-9593

Location

Counties
San Bernardino Santa Barbara
Other Location Info
From the Delta to Santa Barbara County Flood Control and Water Conservation District’s (Santa Barbara) turnout(s) in Reach 33A of the California Aqueduct’s Coastal Branch and Mojave Water Agency’s (MWA) turnout(s) in Reaches 22B and 24 of the California Aqueduct.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1; CEQA Guidelines Section 15301, existing facility
Reasons for Exemption
a. The project is a water management operation using only existing facilities. b. The project will not support new development or a change in land use. c. The project does not establish a new permanent source of water supply.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2020060175_SWPAO #20004   PDF 453 K

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