Storage and Conveyance of Merced Irrigation District 2020 Short-Term Water Transfer.

Summary

SCH Number
2020080015
Lead Agency
Water Resources, Department of (California Department of Water Resources)
Document Title
Storage and Conveyance of Merced Irrigation District 2020 Short-Term Water Transfer.
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
8/3/2020
Project Applicant
MID, KCWA, SCVWD, and DWR

Document Description
Kern County Water Agency (KCWA), and Santa Clara valley Water District (SCVWD) have requested that the Department of Water Resources (DWR) store and convey up to 45,000 acre-feet of transfer water from Merced Irrigation District (MID). MID will release the transfer water from Lake McClure (also referred to as New Exchequer Reservoir) on the Merced River. MID’s Point of Transfer will be DWR’s Cressey gage on the Merced River. The transfer water will flow to the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, where it will be pumped by DWR at the State Water Project (SWP) Banks Pumping Plant and conveyed to KCWA and SCVWD’s service areas.

Contact Information
BG Heiland
Department of Water Resources
1416 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 653-4547

Location

Counties
Mariposa Merced
Other Location Info
Merced River, and the service area of Kern County Water Agency and Santa Clara Valley Water District.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
California Water Code §1729. See also Cal. Code Regs., tit. 14, § 15282, subd. (u).
Reasons for Exemption
MID filed a Petition for Temporary Change with the State Water Resources Control Board (Board) on April 6, 2020, pursuant to Water Code § 1725 et seq. The Board approved the transfer on June 29, 2020. In accordance with Water Code § 1729, temporary changes filed in accordance with Water Code, § 1725, et seq. (Temporary Changes) are exempt from the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act. (Pub. Resources Code, § 2100; see also Cal. Code Regs., tit. 14, § 15282, subd. (u).)

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2020080015_Storage and Conveyance of Merced Irrigation District   PDF 206 K

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