Westlands Water District Groundwater Pumping and Conveyance Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Westlands Water District
Document Title
Westlands Water District Groundwater Pumping and Conveyance Project
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use

Document Description
Under the Project, the United States Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) would enter into a five-year Warren Act Contract with Westlands Water District (District) to allow the District to introduce up to 30,000 acre-feet per year of local acceptable quality groundwater into the San Luis Canal (SLC) for the period 2020-2025, in years which the District’s Central Valley Project (CVP) allocation is 20 percent or less. The source of the non-CVP water would be pumped groundwater from groundwater wells within the District. The groundwater would be pumped into the SLC via licensed water integration (discharge) facilities located on either side of the SLC. The amount of water from each source would vary, but the total quantity introduced under the proposed Project would not exceed a combined volume of 30,000 acre-feet in a given year. Prior to introduction into the SLC, all wells would be tested to demonstrate compliance with the USBR’s 2020 Water Quality Monitoring Plan SLC Water Quality Monitoring Program standards (based off Title 22 water quality standards). Only groundwater wells that meet these water quality standards would be used for integration into the SLC. Water pumped and exchanged under the Project would be subject to ground subsidence and water quality monitoring and protection measures consistent with Water Quality Monitoring Plan standards and the Westside Subbasin Groundwater Sustainability Plan.

Contact Information
David Vang
Westlands Water District
Lead/Public Agency
3130 n fresno st
Fresno, CA 93703

Phone : (559) 241-6202

Westlands Water District
Project Applicant


Firebaugh Huron Mendota
Fresno Kings
Total Acres
State Highways
San Luis Canal

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Project Issues
Agriculture and Forestry Resources Air Quality Biological Resources Hydrology/Water Quality
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB) California Coastal Commission (CCC) California Department of Conservation (DOC) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 6 (DOT) California Department of Water Resources (DWR) California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES) California Highway Patrol (CHP) California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Natural Resources Agency California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB) California State Lands Commission (SLC) Central Valley Flood Protection Board Delta Protection Commission Delta Stewardship Council Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 23 State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 24 State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)


Environmental Document
20200901_WWD_SLC Pump-in Program_Public Draft   PDF 20447 K NOA-NOI_Westlands_8-4-2020   PDF 96 K Summary_Form_for_Document_Submittal-Westlands_8-4-2020   PDF 587 K
NOC_Westlands_8-4-2020   PDF 238 K
State Comments
2020090040_CDFW Comment   PDF 591 K

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