Transfer of State Water Project water between Mojave Water Agency and Palmdale Water District.


SCH Number
Public Agency
Palmdale Water District
Document Title
Transfer of State Water Project water between Mojave Water Agency and Palmdale Water District.
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
MWA and PWD are SWP Contractors that receive imported water deliveries from the SWP; each has a water supply contract with DWR for water from the SWP. Given the 2021 SWP allocation of only 5%, PWD is anticipating the need of additional surface water in 2021 to meet its projected demands. MWA has a portion of its Article 56 Carryover Water available for delivery to PWD in 2021. Under this agreement, MWA will make available 3,333 AF of MWA’s Article 56 Carryover Water for transfer to PWD in 2021. PWD will make available up to 3,333 AF of SWP water for transfer to MWA by 2035. Water will be delivered using existing SWP facilities, and in a manner similar to other deliveries from the SWP.

Contact Information

Peter Thompson
Agency Name
Palmdale Water District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Los Angeles, San Bernardino
Other Information
Mojave Water Agency (“MWA”) is a State Water Project (“SWP”) contractor located in San Bernardino County. Palmdale Water District (“PWD”) is a SWP contractor located in Los Angeles County. The California Department of Water Resources (“DWR”) is headquartered in Sacramento, California. The SWP includes facilities located throughout the State of California.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
All of the water delivered to PWD from MWA and water delivered to MWA from PWD pursuant to this Transfer will be delivered through existing facilities, without the construction of additional facilities to affect such deliveries, the transfer of water described herein constitutes a project that is exempt from CEQA pursuant to Section 15301(b) (Use of Existing Facilities) of the State CEQA Guidelines.
County Clerks
Los Angeles, San Bernardino


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