Unbalanced Water Exchange of Approved State Water Project Table A Water between Mojave Water Agency and Kern County Water Agency (SWPAO #20005)

Summary

SCH Number
2020060224
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 Mojave Water Agency and Kern County Water Agency (SWPAO #20005)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
6/11/2020

Document Description
Under the proposed water exchange, up to 40,384 acre-feet of MWA’s approved 2020 SWP Table A water (MWA’s 2020 Table A Water) will be delivered to KCWA by December 31, 2020. In exchange, KCWA will return to MWA, based on an unbalanced exchange ratio of 4 to 1, up to 10,096 acre-feet of its approved 2021-2030 SWP Table A water (KCWA’s Future Table A Water). That is, for every 4 acre-feet of MWA’s 2020 Table A Water delivered to KCWA, 1 acre-foot will be returned by KCWA to MWA by December 31, 2030.

Contact Information
David Rizzardo
California Department of Water Resources
State Water Project Analysis Office 1416 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 653-9593

Location

Counties
Kern San Bernardino
Other Location Info
From the Delta to: 1) Kern County Water Agency’s (KCWA) turnout(s) in Reaches 9 through 16A of California Aqueduct and Reach 31A of the California Aqueduct’s Coastal Branch, and 2) Mojave Water Agency’s (MWA) turnout(s) in Reach 22B 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
2020060224_Unbalanced Water Exchange   PDF 455 K

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