SGVMWD and DRWD have maintained a Water Banking Program since 1995, which from time to time has been amended to reflect the changing needs of both districts. The most recent amendment to their program is documented in the "2020 Water Banking Agreement", which modifies and restates the 2017 Water Exchange Agreement by reducing the Table A retention by SGVMWD from 10,000 acre-feet per year ("af/y") to 5,000 af/y, increasing the maximum reclassification from 3,000 af/y to 5,000 af/y, and, increasing the term through 2085 (subject to the pending DWR extension of the VVater Supply Contracts to 2085). The 2020 Water Banking Program also provides SGVMWD a second priority for recharge and recovery of SGVMWD's water in DRWD's capacity for groundwater banking in the Kern Water Bank ("KWB"). SGVMWD would be eligible to recover 90% of the water they deliver to the KWB. The DRWD-SGVMWD 2020 Water Banking Program is consistent with the CEQA documentation adopted in 2016 for DRWD's Water Management Plan, which describes the DRWD-SGVMWD and similar exchange and banking programs as an integral part of DRWD's routine water management strategy; a Notice of Determination for the DRWD 2015 Update to the 2012 Agricultural Water Management Plan was filed in April 2016 (SCH #2016021110). As an accommodation to DWR, this Notice of Exemption is being filed by DRWD. There is no construction, land use change, or modification to existing facilities; no new lands will be brought into production as a result of the proposed water banking program.