Conveyance of up to 1,959 acre-feet of 2020 Central Valley Project Cross Valley Water to Kern County Water Agency (SWPAO #20027)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
Conveyance of up to 1,959 acre-feet of 2020 Central Valley Project Cross Valley Water to Kern County Water Agency (SWPAO #20027)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The Department of Water Resources (DWR) will convey up to 1,959 acrefeet of 2020 Central Valley Project (CVP) Cross Valley water (Non-Project Water) to KCWA, on behalf of its member unit, Wheeler Ridge-Maricopa Water Storage District (WRMWSD). This Non- Project Water was acquired from the following CVP contractors: Hills Valley Irrigation District, Tri- Valley Water District, and the County of Tulare. The United States Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) will make the Non-Project Water available at O’Neill Forebay for subsequent delivery by DWR to KCWA’s service area for use within WRMWSD’s CVP place of use by February 28,2021.

Contact Information
David Rizzardo
California Department of Water Resources
Lead/Public Agency
State Water Project Analysis Office 1416 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 653-9593


Other Location Info
From O’Neill Forebay to Kern County Water Agency’s (KCWA) turnout(s) located within Reaches 9A through 16A of the California Aqueduct

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1; CEQA Guidelines Section 15301, existing facility
Reasons for Exemption
a. State Water Project long-term water supply contract includes provisions for conveyance of non-project water to SWP contractors. b. No construction is required to implement the proposed delivery. c. The facilities are existing facilities that have not been expanded or modified to implement the proposed change in points of delivery. d. There will be no change in land use.


Notice of Exemption
2020090130_ONeill Forebay NOE   PDF 538 K

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