Agreement between the Department of Water Resources of the State of California and Kern County Water Agency for a Change in Point of Delivery of a Portion of Ke

Summary

SCH Number
2021050333
Public Agency
San Joaquin River Exchange Contractors Water Authority
Document Title
Agreement between the Department of Water Resources of the State of California and Kern County Water Agency for a Change in Point of Delivery of a Portion of Ke
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
5/17/2021

Document Description
DWR will make available up to 4,015 acre-feet of Kern County Water Agency’s (KCWA) approved 2021 State Water Project (SWP) Table A water at O’Neill Forebay for subsequent delivery by the United States Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) to the San Joaquin River Exchange Contractors Water Authority (SJRECWA) for use on lands outside of SWP place of use. This will facilitate the return delivery of SJRECWA’s Central Valley Project (CVP) supplies previously delivered to KCWA’s service area, on behalf of its member agency, Rosedale-Rio Bravo Water Storage District (Rosedale). The delivery of water under this agreement is covered under the 2020 Consolidated Place of Use Order (Order) approved by the State Water Resources Control Board on July 16, 2020 and must be completed before the Order expires on July 15, 2021.

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
Fresno Kern Madera Merced Stanislaus
Regions
Northern California San Francisco Bay Area Southern California
Waterways
From the Delta to O’Neill Forebay (Reach 3 of the California Aqueduct)
Other Location Info
Kern, Madera, Fresno, Merced, and Stanislaus Counties From the Delta to O’Neill Forebay (Reach 3 of the California Aqueduct)

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
California Water Code Section 1729
Reasons for Exemption
a. California Water Code, § 1729, exempts temporary changes in place of use from the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act. (Pub. Resources Code, § 21000; see also Cal. Code Regs.,tit. 14, § 15282, subd. (u).) b. The proposed project is a water management operation using only existing facilities. c. The project will not support new development or a change in land use. d. The project does not establish a new permanent source of water supply.
Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1; CEQA Guidelines Section 15301, existing facility
Reasons for Exemption
a. California Water Code, § 1729, exempts temporary changes in place of use from the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act. (Pub. Resources Code, § 21000; see also Cal. Code Regs., tit. 14, § 15282, subd. (u).) b. The proposed project is a water management operation using only existing facilities. c. The project will not support new development or a change in land use. d. The project does not establish a new permanent source of water supply.
County Clerks
Fresno Kern Madera Merced Stanislaus

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
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