Groundwater Pumping and Conveyance Project - Notice of Preparation

Summary

SCH Number
2021030334
Lead Agency
Westlands Water District
Document Title
Groundwater Pumping and Conveyance Project - Notice of Preparation
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Received
Present Land Use
Agriculture
Document Description
Westlands Water District (District) proposes to implement a five years groundwater transfer program during years when the District receives 20 percent or less of its contract water allocation from the Central Valley Project to permit qualified participating water users to pump groundwater from wells throughout the District to the San Luis Canal (SLC) from April to August using existing public and privately-owned pipelines. The groundwater then would be pumped into the SLC at existing licensed water integration locations. Such water would be conveyed using the SLC for withdrawal and use on other land within the District. Prior to introduction into the SLC, all wells would be tested to demonstrate compliance with the USBR’s Water Quality Monitoring Plan SLC Water Quality Monitoring Program standards (based off Title 22 water quality standards).

Contact Information

Name
David Vang
Agency Name
Westlands Water District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Location

Cities
Coalinga, Firebaugh, Huron, Mendota
Counties
Fresno, Kings
Regions
Unincorporated
Total Acres
614000
State Highways
33, 145, 180, 198, 269
Waterways
San Luis Canal

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Types
Other (None, renewing existing pump-in program)
Local Actions
Warren Act Contract
Project Issues
Biological Resources, Geology/Soils, Hydrology/Water Quality
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 6 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB), California San Joaquin River Conservancy (SJRC), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Department of Toxic Substances Control, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)
Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)

Attachments

Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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