Foresthill Public Utility District 2020 Reservoir Release Water Transfer


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Water Resources, Department of (California Department of Water Resources)
Document Title
Foresthill Public Utility District 2020 Reservoir Release Water Transfer
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
Project: Foresthill Public Utility District (District) has requested that the Department of Water Resources (DWR) convey up to 2,000 acre-feet of transfer water from District’s Sugar Pine Reservoir to Westlands Water District (Westlands). The point of transfer will be Folsom Lake Reservoir. The transfer water will flow to the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, where DWR will pump the transfer water using the State Water Project Banks Pumping Plant and convey it to Westlands’ service area.

Contact Information
Brian Heiland
Department of Water Resources
State Water Project Analysis Office 1416 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 653-4547


Other Location Info
Placer County and the service area of Westlands Water District

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
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 May 13, 2020, pursuant to Water Code § 1725 et seq. The SWRCB approved the transfer on July 23, 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).)


Notice of Exemption
2020100049_Signed_NOE_20740_FPUD_20201001   PDF 276 K

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