Conveyance of up to an additional 500 acre-feet of 2020 Central Valley Project Cross Valley Water to Kern County Water Agency (SWPAO #20031-A)

Summary

SCH Number
2021010246
Public Agency
Kern County
Document Title
Conveyance of up to an additional 500 acre-feet of 2020 Central Valley Project Cross Valley Water to Kern County Water Agency (SWPAO #20031-A)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
1/21/2021
Present Land Use
From O’Neill Forebay to Kern County Water Agency’s (KCWA) turnout(s) located within Reaches 10A through 13B of the California Aqueduct

Document Description
SWPAO #20031-A amends the Letter Agreement between KCWA and the Department of Water Resources of the State of California (DWR) executed on September 25, 2020 (SWPAO #20031). SWPAO #20031 sets forth the terms and conditions for the conveyance of up to 2,000 acre-feet of 2020 Central Valley Project (CVP) Cross Valley water (Non-Project Water) to KCWA, on behalf of its member unit, Belridge Water Storage District. This Non Project Water was acquired from Tulare Irrigation District, a Friant Division CVP Contractor. The United States Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) would make the Non Project Water available at O’Neill Forebay for subsequent delivery by DWR to KCWA’s service area for use within Belridge’s CVP place of use by February 28, 2021. SWPAO #20031-A amends SWPAO #20031 by allowing the conveyance of up to an additional 500 acre-feet of Non-Project Water to KCWA’s turnout(s).

Contact Information
James Edwards
Department of Water Resources
Lead/Public Agency
1416 Ninth St.
Sacramento, CA 95814

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

Department of Water Resources
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 10A through 13B of the California Aqueduct

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
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.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
20031-Akcwa   PDF 400 K

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