Common Landowner Transfer of up to 4,500 af of Tulare Lake Basin Water Storage District’s Approved 2021 SWP Table A Water to Westlands Water District

Summary

SCH Number
2021030171
Public Agency
Tulare Lake Basin Water Storage District
Document Title
Common Landowner Transfer of up to 4,500 af of Tulare Lake Basin Water Storage District’s Approved 2021 SWP Table A Water to Westlands Water District
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
3/5/2021

Document Description
The proposed project is the transfer of up to 4,500 acre-feet of Tulare Lake Basin Water Storage District’s (TLBWSD) approved 2021 State Water Project (SWP) Table A water to Westlands Water District (WWD). The request was made on behalf of landowner West Farms Inc., which farms in both TLBWSD and WWD service areas. Westlake Farm Inc. will use the transferred water to better manage its water supplies. The delivery of TLBWSD’s approved 2021 SWP Table A water to WWD will be completed by December 31, 2021. Water delivered to WWD will be used in Kings County portion of WWD’s service area which is within SWP place of use.

Contact Information
Patrick Luzuriaga
Division of Operations & Maintenance - Branch Chief Water Contracts
Responsible Agency
1416 9th Street, Room 1620
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 653-9593
Patrick.Luzuriaga@water.ca.gov

Location

Counties
Kings
Regions
Southern California
Other Information
From the Delta to Reach 7 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 delivery within SWP place of use. b. No construction is required to implement the proposed points of delivery. c. The facilities are existing facilities that have not been expanded or modified to implement the proposed change in points of delivery. d. The water will be delivered to lands that have been in agricultural production for many years. There will be no change in land use.
County Clerk
Kings
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