Common Landowner Transfer of up to 1,500 AF of EWSID 2020 State Water Project Water lo Dudley Ridge Water District.

Summary

SCH Number
2020100047
Lead Agency
Empire West Side Irrigation District
Document Title
Common Landowner Transfer of up to 1,500 AF of EWSID 2020 State Water Project Water lo Dudley Ridge Water District.
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
10/2/2020

Document Description
The Empire West Side Irrigation District (District) will transfer up to 1,500 AF of its 2020 State Water Project Water to Dudley Ridge Water District for Sandridge Partners Inc. who farms in both districts. The transfer will be completed in 2020. This proposed transfer is designed to enable Sandridge Partners Inc. to better manage its respective water supplies. No lands will be fallowed as a result or the transfer and no additional groundwater will be pumped. The lands have been actively farmed in the past.

Contact Information
Scott Sills
Empire West Side Irrigation District
21990 Laurel Ave P.O. Box 66
Stratford, CA 93266

Phone : (559) 352-7947

Location

Counties
Kings
Cross Streets
Dudley Ridge Water District Service Area

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
CA Water Code 1729
Reasons for Exemption
The District has determined that there are 110 foreseeable environmental impacts, because both lands have been actively farmed, no new land has been developed, 110 additional groundwater will be pumped, and there is no physical change associated with this project. The single year transfer is also exempt from CEQA under Water Code Section 1729.
Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Sec. 15301
Reasons for Exemption
Further, the transfer is categorically exempt under CEQA since it involves the use and operation of an existing facility (CEQA Guidelines 15301)

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2020100047_Common Landowner Transfer NOE   PDF 568 K

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