Conveyance of Central Valley Project Cross Canal Water to Kern County Water Agency (SWPAO #20025).

Summary

SCH Number
2020090131
Lead Agency
Water Resources, Department of (California Department of Water Resources)
Document Title
Conveyance of Central Valley Project Cross Canal Water to Kern County Water Agency (SWPAO #20025).
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
9/4/2020

Document Description
California Department of Water Resources (DWR) will convey up to 1,695 acre-feet of 2020 Central Valley Project (CVP) Cross Valley Canal water to Kern County Water Agency (KCWA). KCWA’s member unit, Wheeler Ridge-Maricopa Water Storage District (WRMWSD), acquired this CVP water from Pixley Irrigation District. The United States Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) will make the CVP water available to DWR at O’Neill Forebay for subsequent delivery by DWR to KCWA’s turnouts in Reaches 9 through 16A of the California Aqueduct through February 28, 2021, in accordance with Article 55 of KCWA’s Water Supply Contract with DWR.

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

Phone : (916) 653-9593

Location

Counties
Kern
Other Location Info
From O’Neill Forebay to Reaches 9 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 nonproject 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.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2020090131_ONeill Forebay to Reaches 9 NOE   PDF 278 K

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