Change in Point of Delivery of a Portion of Kern County Water Agency’s State Water Project Table A Water (SWPAO #20032)

Summary

SCH Number
2020120101
Lead Agency
Water Resources, Department of (California Department of Water Resources)
Document Title
Change in Point of Delivery of a Portion of Kern County Water Agency’s State Water Project Table A Water (SWPAO #20032)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
12/4/2020
Project Applicant
Department of Water Resources

Document Description
Kern County Water Agency (KCWA) is requesting Department of Water Resources (DWR) approval for a change in point of delivery of up to 1,900 acre-feet of KCWA’s approved 2020 State Water Project (SWP) Table A water to Westlands Water District’s (WWD) turnouts located on the California Aqueduct. This is to facilitate an exchange of KCWA’s SWP Table A water with Kern-Tulare Water District’s previously banked CVP water in KCWA’s service area. Under the proposed exchange, DWR will deliver up to 1,900 acre-feet of KCWA’s 2020 Table A water to WWD’s turnouts at Reaches 4 through 7 of the California Aqueduct for use by WWD and Arroyo Pasajero Mutual Water Company on lands outside of the SWP place of use. In exchange, KCWA will retain a like amount of Kern-Tulare’s previously stored CVP water for later use in its service area.

Contact Information
James Edwards
Department of Water Resources
1416 Ninth St. Room 1630
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 653-1073
james.edwards@water.ca.gov

Location

Counties
Fresno Kern
Regions
Countywide Northern California
Other Location Info
From Delta to Westlands Water District’s turnouts in Reaches 4 through 7 of the California Aqueduct Fresno and Kern counties

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
California Water Code Section 1729
Reasons for Exemption
On October 15, 2020, DWR filed a petition with the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) requesting additional exchange of water under Division of Water Rights’ July 15, 2020 order for the approval of the consolidation of SWP and CVP places of use. In accordance with Water Code Section 1729, temporary changes filed in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 10.5, Article 1 of the Water Code (Temporary Changes) are exempt from the requirements of CEQA.
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