Department of Water Resources Conveyance of up to 53,300 acre-feet of Non-SWP Water to Kern County Water Agency (SWPAO #21005)

Summary

SCH Number
2021040389
Public Agency
Kern County
Document Title
Department of Water Resources Conveyance of up to 53,300 acre-feet of Non-SWP Water to Kern County Water Agency (SWPAO #21005)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
4/15/2021

Document Description
The Department of Water Resources of the State of California (DWR) will convey up to 53,300 acre-feet of Kern-Tulare Water District’s 2021 and 2022 Central Valley Project (CVP) water supplies (Non-Project Water) to Kern County Water Agency (KCWA). The United States Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) will make the Non-Project Water available to DWR at Banks Pumping Plant and/or O’Neill Forebay for subsequent delivery by DWR to KCWA’s service area by February 28, 2022, in accordance with Article 55 of KCWA’s Water Supply Contract with DWR.

Contact Information
Patrick Luzuriaga
SWP Contracts Chief
Responsible Agency
1416 Ninth St. Room 1620
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 653-9593
patrick.luzuriaga@water.ca.gov

Location

Counties
Kern
Regions
Countywide
Other Location Info
From O’Neill Forebay and/or Banks Pumping Plant to KCWA’s turnout(s) in Reaches 9 through 13B 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. The project is a water management operation using only existing facilities. b. The project will not support new development or a change in land use. c. The project does not establish a new permanent source of water supply. d. State Water Project long-term water supply contract includes provisions for conveyance of non project water to SWP contractors.
County Clerk
Kern

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2021-04-15 21005   PDF 306 K

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