Conveyance of Non-SWP Water to San Gorgonio Pass Water Agency (SWPAO #20011)

Summary

SCH Number
2020070438
Lead Agency
Water Resources, Department of (California Department of Water Resources)
Document Title
Conveyance of Non-SWP Water to San Gorgonio Pass Water Agency (SWPAO #20011)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
7/22/2020

Document Description
Department of Water Resources (DWR) will convey up to 1,700 acre-feet of Non-SWP Water (Non-Project Water) to San Gorgonio Pass Water Agency (SGPWA). This Non- Project Water is “Nickel Water” located in Kern County. Antelope Valley-East Kern Water Agency (AVEK) acquired the rights to take annual delivery of 1,700 acre-feet of this “Nickel Water” through a series of agreements described in the July 7, 2017 Water Supply Agreement between SGPWA and AVEK. The July 7, 2017 Water Supply Agreement between SGPWA and AVEK sets forth the terms and conditions of SGPWA’s purchase of this 1,700 acre-feet of Non-Project Water. Kern County Water Agency (KCWA) will make the Non-Project Water available in Reach 12E of the California Aqueduct for subsequent delivery by DWR to SGPWA’s service area. The conveyance of the Non- Project water to SGPWA shall be completed by December 31, 2020.

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 Los Angeles Riverside
Other Location Info
From Reach 12E of the California Aqueduct to Reaches 4A and/or 4B of California Aqueduct’s East Branch Extension

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
2020070438_02_20011   PDF 487 K

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