El Dorado Irrigation District 2020 Reservoir Release Water Transfer


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
El Dorado Irrigation District 2020 Reservoir Release Water Transfer
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
El Dorado Irrigation District (District) has requested that the Department of Water Resources (DWR) convey up to 850 acre-feet of transfer water from Weber Reservoir owned by the District to Westlands Water District (Westlands). The District also has a separate conveyance agreement with DWR and Westlands regarding the transfer of additional stored releases from Caples Lake and Silver Lake. The combined maximum transfer amount from Weber Reservoir, Caples Lake and Silver Lake will be 8,421 acre-feet. The point of transfer will be Folsom Lake Reservoir. The transfer water will flow to the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, where DWR will export the transfer water using the State Water Project Banks Pumping Plant and convey it to Westlands’ service area.

Contact Information

Brian Heiland
Agency Name
Department of Water Resources State Water Project Analysis
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


El Dorado
Other Location Info
El Dorado County and the service area of Westands Water District

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Statutory Exemption California Water Code §1729. See also Cal. Code Regs., tit. 14, § 15282, subd. (u).
Reasons for Exemption
The District filed a Petition for Temporary Change with the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) on April 1, 2020, pursuant to Water Code § 1725 et seq. The SWRCB approved the transfer on June 1, 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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