Agreement between Kern County Water Agency and DWR for Delivery of Central Valley Project Cross Valley Water to Wheeler Ridge-Maricopa Water Storage District

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Summary

SCH Number
2020080268
Lead Agency
Kern County Water Agency
Document Title
Agreement between Kern County Water Agency and DWR for Delivery of Central Valley Project Cross Valley Water to Wheeler Ridge-Maricopa Water Storage District
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
8/18/2020
Project Applicant
Kern County Water Agency

Document Description
In 2020 and 2021, Hills Valley Irrigation District (Hills Valley), Tri-Valley Water District (Tri-Valley) and the County of Tulare will transfer up to 1,959 acre-feet (af) of 2020-2021 Central Valley Project (CVP) Cross Valley (CV) water to the Kern County Water Agency (Agency) for delivery to Wheeler Ridge-Maricopa Water Storage District (Wheeler Ridge) from California Aqueduct turnouts located in the Agency's service area.

Contact Information
Monica Tennant
Kern County Water Agency
3200 Rio Mirada Drive
Bakersfield, CA 93308

Phone : (661) 634-1419
Fax : (661) 634-1401
mtennant@kcwa.com

Location

Counties
Kern Tulare
Regions
Statewide
Other Location Info
State Water Project and Central Valley Project service areas

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15061(b)(3)
Reasons for Exemption
CEQA Guidelines Section 15061(b)3 provides a lead agency may determine an activity to be exempt based on a general rule that CEQA applies only to projects that have a potential for causing a significant effect on the environment. 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. The Agency finds that approval of the proposed water transfer has no possibility of 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 proposed action does not constitute a new permanent source of water supply and will not result in any growth inducing or cumulative environmental impacts; 3. There will be no change in land use.
Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301(b)
Reasons for Exemption
CEQA Guidelines Section 15301(b) provides that a lead agency may determine an activity to be exempt from CEQA in that it utilizes only existing facilities. This transfer involves delivery water entirely within the Agency's service area, and exclusively utilizes existing facilities.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
KCWA_NOE_TC_HVID_TVWD_to_WRMWSD   PDF 1859 K

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