Conveyance of up to 15,000 acre-feet of 2020 Central Valley Project San Joaquin River Restoration Program Water to Kern County Water Agency (SWPAO #20034)

Summary

SCH Number
2020110414
Public Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
Conveyance of up to 15,000 acre-feet of 2020 Central Valley Project San Joaquin River Restoration Program Water to Kern County Water Agency (SWPAO #20034)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
11/24/2020
Present Land Use
From O’Neill Forebay to Kern County Water Agency’s (KCWA) turnout(s) located within Reaches 9A through 16A of the California Aqueduct

Document Description
The Department of Water Resources (DWR) will convey up to 15,000 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, Rosedale-Rio Bravo Water Storage District (RRBWSD). The United States Bureau of Reclamation will make the Non-Project Water available to DWR at O’Neill Forebay for subsequent delivery by DWR to KCWA’s turnout(s) in Reaches 9A through 16A of the California Aqueduct through December 31, 2020, in accordance with Article 55 of KCWA’s Water Supply Contract with DWR. The proposed transfer is within the scope of the Water Transfer Program for the San Joaquin River Exchange Contractors Water Authority, 2014-2038 Final EIR/EIS (State Clearinghouse No. 2011061057) and will be implemented using existing water conveyance facilities.

Contact Information
James Edwards
Department of Water Resources
Lead/Public Agency
1416 9th Street, Room 1630
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 653-1073
James.Edwards@water.ca.gov

Department of Water Resources State Water Project Analysis Office
Project Applicant

Location

Counties
Kern
Regions
Southern California
Other Location Info
From O’Neill Forebay to Kern County Water Agency’s (KCWA) turnout(s) located within Reaches 9A through 16A of the California Aqueduct

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Categorical Exemption: 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
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