Groundwater Pumping and Conveyance Project - Notice of Preparation


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Westlands Water District
Document Title
Groundwater Pumping and Conveyance Project - Notice of Preparation
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Present Land Use

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
David Vang
Westlands Water District
Lead/Public Agency
3130 n fresno st
Fresno, CA 93703

Phone : (559) 241-6202


Coalinga Firebaugh Huron Mendota
Fresno Kings
Total Acres
State Highways
33, 145, 180, 198, 269
San Luis Canal

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (None, renewing existing pump-in program)
Local Action
Warren Act Contract
Project Issues
Biological Resources Geology/Soils Hydrology/Water Quality
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Conservation (DOC) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW) 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)


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
20210311_WWD_SLC Pump In Program NOP_FINAL   PDF 9986 K
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
20210310_Westlands CIP EIR_NOC   PDF 230 K
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]
2021030334_NAHC Comment   PDF 289 K

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