2020-2021 Water Transfer from County of Tulare, Hills Valley Irrigation District and Tri-Valley Water District all within the Friant Division of the Central

Summary

SCH Number
2020070425
Lead Agency
Wheeler Ridge-Maricopa Water Storage District (Wheeler Ridge -Maricopa Water Storage District)
Document Title
2020-2021 Water Transfer from County of Tulare, Hills Valley Irrigation District and Tri-Valley Water District all within the Friant Division of the Central
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
7/20/2020

Document Description
Title Cont: Valley Project to Wheeler Ridge-Maricopa Water Storage District within Kern County Water Agency of the Department of Water Resources State Water Project. The Friant Division Districts forecast that it will have up to 1,959 AF of 2020- 2021 Central Valley Project Cross Valley Canal water supply captured at Banks Pumping Plant in the Sacramento - San Joaquin Rivers Delta ("Point of Delivery or POD") by or before February 28, 2021. Wheeler Ridge is proposing to accept transfer at the POD except as may be mutually further agreed upon by Seller, Purchaser, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Department of Water Resources and Kern County Water Agency.

Contact Information
Wendy A. Jones
Wheeler Ridge-Maricopa WSD
12109 Highway 166
Bakersfield, CA 93313-9630

Phone : (661) 527-6069

Location

Counties
Fresno Kern Tulare
Other Location Info
County of Tulare, Hills Valley Irrigation District and Tri-Valley Water District (hereinafter collectively "The Friant Division Districts") are located in Fresno and Tulare Counties. Wheeler Ridge- Maricopa Water Storage District ("Wheeler Ridge") is located in Kern County. Wheeler Ridge has lands in the Delta Export Service Area of the CVP.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15301
Reasons for Exemption
CEQA Guidelines Section 15061(b)3 provides that a Lead Agency may determine an activity to be exempt from CEQA based upon the general rule that CEQA applies only to projects that have a potential for causing significant environmental impacts. Where it can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility that the activity in question may have a significant effect on the environment, the activity is not subject to CEQA. Wheeler Ridge finds that approval of the proposed water transfer has no possibility for significant effect on the environment for the following reasons: 1. The proposed action consists of a one-time water transfer that will use existing facilities and would not require any construction or grading. 2. The project does not constitute a new permanent source of water supply and will not result in any growth inducing or cumulative environmental impacts.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2020070425_2020-2021 Water Transfer   PDF 1380 K

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