Placer County Water Agency 2020 Reservoir Release Water Transfer


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
Placer County Water Agency 2020 Reservoir Release Water Transfer
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Placer County Water Agency (Agency) has requested that the Department of Water Resources (DWR) convey up to 20,000 acre-feet of transfer water from Agency’s French Meadows and Hell Hole Reservoirs 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
Agency Name
Department of Water Resources
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


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 Agency filed a Petition for Temporary Change with the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) on May 22, 2020, pursuant to Water Code § 1725 et seq. The SWRCB approved the transfer on July 27, 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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