South Sutter Water District 2020 Groundwater Substitution Water Transfer


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
South Sutter Water District 2020 Groundwater Substitution Water Transfer
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
South Sutter Water District (District) is conducting a one-year 2020 Groundwater Substitution Water Transfer Program. SSWD will pump up to an additional 10,700 acre-feet of groundwater from July through September 2020 to substitute for reduced deliveries of surface water. With 13 percent streamflow depletion, up to 9,309 acre-feet of surface water foregone by the District will enter the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (Delta). After Delta carriage water, DWR will export the remaining amount through Banks Pumping Plant and deliver to Dudley Ridge Water District (DRWD), County of Kings (KC), Alameda County Water District (ACWD) and Kern County Water Agency (KCWA) during July through September 2020.

Contact Information

BG Heiland
Agency Name
Department of Water Resources
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Other Location Info
Sutter County near Bear River

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
§1729. See also Cal. Code Regs., tit. 14, § 15282, subd. (u).
Reasons for Exemption
SSWD filed a Petition for Temporary Change with the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) on April 17, 2020, pursuant to Water Code § 1725 et seq. The SWRCB approved the transfer on June 29, 2020. In accordance with Water Code § 1729, temporary changes filed in accordance with Water Code, § 1725, et seq. (Temporary Changes) are exempt from the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act. (Pub. Resources Code, § 2100; see also Cal. Code Regs., tit. 14, § 15282, subd. (u).)


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