Conveyance of 2021 SWP Water to Growers in Westlands Water District, San Luis Water District and Pleasant Valley Water District to Complete an Exchange

Summary

SCH Number
2021040640
Public Agency
Tulare Lake Basin Water Storage District
Document Title
Conveyance of 2021 SWP Water to Growers in Westlands Water District, San Luis Water District and Pleasant Valley Water District to Complete an Exchange
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
4/27/2021

Document Description
Growers in Westlands Water District, San Luis Water District and Pleasant Valley Water District intend to purchase a total of up to 65,000 acre-feet of local surface water, which will be delivered into Tulare Lake Basin Water Storage District. In exchange, a comparable amount of Tulare Lake Basin Water Storage District's State Water Project water will be conveyed through the California Aqueduct and delivered to lands in Westlands Water District, San Luis Water District, and Pleasant Valley Water District. Water delivered into Fresno and Merced Counties, which is outside the SWP Place of Use, would be delivered under the 2021 Temporary Change in the Place of Use. The exchange will be completed in mid-2022.

Contact Information
Ethan Warren
Resource Analyst
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant / Parties Undertaking Project / Responsible Agency
1001 Chase Avenue
Corcoran, CA 93212

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

Location

Cities
Corcoran
Counties
Fresno Kings Merced
Regions
Countywide
Other Location Info
Service area of the Tulare Lake Basin Water Storage District, Westlands Water District, San Luis Water District, and Pleasant Valley Water District.

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. This single year delivery of SWP water is also exempt from CEQA under Water Code Section 1729. Further, the exchange is categorically exempt under CEQA since it involves the use and operation of existing facilities (CEQA Guidelines 15301 ).
Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
1729
Reasons for Exemption
The District has determined that there are no foreseeable environmental impacts. This single year delivery of SWP water is also exempt from CEQA under Water Code Section 1729. Further, the exchange is categorically exempt under CEQA since it involves the use and operation of existing facilities (CEQA Guidelines 15301 ).
County Clerk
Kings

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
NOE SCH re 2021 WWD, PVWD, SLWD Exchange   PDF 1030 K

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