Common Landowner Transfer of up to 4,497 AF of TLBWSD 2021 State Water Project Water to Kern County Water Agency.

Summary

SCH Number
2021020299
Public Agency
Tulare Lake Basin Water Storage District
Document Title
Common Landowner Transfer of up to 4,497 AF of TLBWSD 2021 State Water Project Water to Kern County Water Agency.
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
2/17/2021

Document Description
The Tulare Lake Basin Water Storage District (District) will transfer up to 4,497 AF of its 2021 State Water Project Water to Kern County Water Agency for Sandridge Partners Inc. who farms in both districts. The transfer will be completed in 2021. This proposed transfer is designed to enable Sandridge Partners Inc. to better manage its respective water supplies. No lands will be fallowed as a result of the transfer and no additional groundwater will be pumped. The lands have been actively farmed in the past.

Contact Information
jacob westra
Tulare Lake Basin WSD
Lead/Public Agency
1001 chase ave
corcoran, CA 93212

Phone : (559) 992-4127
jwestra@tlbwsd.com

Location

Cities
Bakersfield Corcoran
Counties
Kern Kings
Other Information
State Water Project Service Area of Kern County Water Agency.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301
Reasons for Exemption
The District has determined that there are no foreseeable environmental impacts, because both lands have been actively farmed, no new land has been developed, no additional groundwater will be pumped, and there is no physical change associated with this project. The single year transfer is also exempt from CEQA under Water Code Section 1729. Further, the transfer is categorically exempt under CEQA since it involves the use and operation of an existing facility (CEQA Guidelines 15301).
Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
CA Water Code 1729
Reasons for Exemption
The District has determined that there are no foreseeable environmental impacts, because both lands have been actively farmed, no new land has been developed, no additional groundwater will be pumped, and there is no physical change associated with this project. The single year transfer is also exempt from CEQA under Water Code Section 1729. Further, the transfer is categorically exempt under CEQA since it involves the use and operation of an existing facility (CEQA Guidelines 15301).
County Clerks
Fresno Kings

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2021 NOE Sandridge KCWA-OCR   PDF 452 K

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