DWR Property Acquisition near Clifton Court Forebay


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
DWR Property Acquisition near Clifton Court Forebay
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Department of Water Resources (DWR) is planning to purchase approximately 568.82 acres of land near Clifton Court Forebay. The purpose of the property acquisition is for future State Water Project needs, in compliance with California Water Code Sections 258 and 11575. DWR is not proposing to change the existing use of the property, which is currently cultivated annual cropland. DWR will seek a long-term lease to continue agricultural uses. If a new use for the land is proposed, DWR will perform a separate environmental analysis pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act.

Contact Information

Todd Percival
Agency Name
Department of Water Resources
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Parties Undertaking Project

Sara Paiva-Lowry
Agency Name
Environmental Program Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Parties Undertaking Project


Contra Costa
Northern California, San Francisco Bay Area, Unincorporated
Cross Streets
Herdlyn road and Byron Hwy.
Total Acres
approx. 568.82
Parcel #
Contra Costa County APN's 001-081-018, -020, -024
Other Location Info
Contra Costa County APN's 001-081-020: SEC 30 T1S R4E; -024: SECS 19 20 29 & 30 T1S R4E; 018: SECS 20 & 29 T1S R4E.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section No. 15061(b)(3)
Reasons for Exemption
The project is exempt under California Environmental Quality Act guidelines since it can be seen with certainty that the acquisition of land will not have a significant effect on the environment. The sale of real property will have no effect on the environment since the action will only entail the change in the property's ownership and the transfer of the deed.
County Clerk
Contra Costa


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