Conveyance of up to 3,750 acre-feet of 2020 Central Valley Project Friant San Joaquin River Restoration Program Water to Kern County Water Agency (SWPAO #20030)

Summary

SCH Number
2020090522
Lead Agency
Kern County Water Agency
Document Title
Conveyance of up to 3,750 acre-feet of 2020 Central Valley Project Friant San Joaquin River Restoration Program Water to Kern County Water Agency (SWPAO #20030)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
9/28/2020

Document Description
The Department of Water Resources (DWR) will convey up to 3,750 acre-feet of 2020 Central Valley Project (CVP) San Joaquin River Restoration Program water (Non-Project Water) to KCWA, on behalf of its member unit, Belridge Water Storage District (BWSD). This Non- Project Water was water acquired from Arvin-Edison Water Storage District, a Friant Division CVP Contractor. 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 BWSD’s CVP place of use by February 28, 2021.

Contact Information
David Rizzardo
Department of Water Resource State Water Project Analysis Office
1416 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 653-9593

Location

Counties
Kern
Other Location Info
From O’Neill Forebay to Kern County Water Agency’s (KCWA) turnout(s) located within Reaches 10A through 13B 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.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2020090522_Conveyance NOE   PDF 535 K

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