Conveyance of up to 40,000 acre-feet of Cross Valley Water and/or Friant Recirculation Water stored in San Luis Reservoir to be conveyed in the California Aqued

Summary

SCH Number
2021020502
Public Agency
Tulare Lake Basin Water Storage District
Document Title
Conveyance of up to 40,000 acre-feet of Cross Valley Water and/or Friant Recirculation Water stored in San Luis Reservoir to be conveyed in the California Aqued
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
2/26/2021

Document Description
The Tulare Lake Basin Water Storage District (District) will take delivery of up to 40,000 a.f. of Friant Recirculation Water (FRW) and/or Cross Valley Water (CV) under Article 55 of our State Water Supply Contract. The FRW is stored in San Luis Reservoir on behalf of Lower Tule River Irrigation District (LTRID) and Orange Cove Irrigation District (OCID). The Cross Valley Water (CV) from LTRID, Pixley Irrigation District (PIX), and Hills Valley Irrigation District (HVID) will be conveyed through banks pumping plant under Article 55 using state power. The FRW and CV water will be conveyed through the California Aqueduct using state power and delivered to the District in Reaches 8C and 8D. In exchange, a comparable amount of local river supplies will be delivered by District landowners to the LTRID, PIX, HVID, and OCID. Additional FRW and CV contractors may be participating in this exchange. The intention is to deliver the water by February 28, 2022. Any FRW and/or CV that is not delivered will be stored in San Luis Reservoir on the State side on behalf of TLBWSD.

Contact Information
Jacob Westra
Tulare Lake Basin WSD
Lead/Public Agency
1001 Chase Avenue
Corcoran, CA 93212

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

Location

Cities
Corcoran
Counties
Kings
Regions
Countywide
Other Location Info
Tulare Lake Basin WSD

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 since absent the exchange Tulare Lake Basin WSD would deliver its local supplies for use on District lands. The single year transfer by a Permittee or Licensee 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). A Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) titled: Short-Term Recirculation of Recaptured San Joaquin River Restoration Program Flows FONSI Number 18-1-SJRRP and a Final Environmental Assessment titled: Central Valley Project Interim Renewal Contracts for Cross Valley Contractors 2020-2022 (EA-19-044) have been published by the United States Department of the Interior Bureau of Reclamation.
Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
1729
Reasons for Exemption
The District has determined that there are no foreseeable environmental impacts since absent the exchange Tulare Lake Basin WSD would deliver its local supplies for use on District lands. The single year transfer by a Permittee or Licensee 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). A Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) titled: Short-Term Recirculation of Recaptured San Joaquin River Restoration Program Flows FONSI Number 18-1-SJRRP and a Final Environmental Assessment titled: Central Valley Project Interim Renewal Contracts for Cross Valley Contractors 2020-2022 (EA-19-044) have been published by the United States Department of the Interior Bureau of Reclamation.
County Clerk
Kings

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
Notice of Exemption - Conveyance of Friant Recirculation and Cross Valley Water 2021   PDF 1651 K

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