Central Coast Water Authority and Butte Water District 2021 Dry Year Transfer

Summary

SCH Number
2021080170
Public Agency
Central Coast Water Authority (CCWA)
Document Title
Central Coast Water Authority and Butte Water District 2021 Dry Year Transfer
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
8/10/2021
Document Description
Due to prolonged drought conditions and low allocation of SWP "Table A Amount" for 2021, CCWA currently needs additional water supplies to supplement its 2021 supplies. Butte Water District will make available for transfer to CCWA a proportionate share of transfer water by pumping groundwater from transfer wells for irrigation in lieu of diverting surface water under its water right statement S000480 and its 1969 Agreement on Diversion of Water from the Feather River with DWR.

Contact Information

Name
Elizabeth F Watkins
Agency Name
Central Coast Water Authority
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency
Email

Location

Counties
Butte, Santa Barbara
Other Location Info
Existing State Water Project (SWP) facilities to existing turnouts in Santa Barbara and Butte Counties. The SWP includes facilities located throughout the State of California. The SWP is owned and operated by the Department of Water Resources (DWR), headquartered in Sacramento, California. Santa Barbara County Flood Control and Water Conservation District (SBCFCWCD) contracts with DWR for the delivery of SWP water to Santa Barbara County (SWP Contract). The Central Coast Water Authority (CCWA) has assumed responsibility for the SWP Contract. CCWA is headquartered in Santa Barbara County and CCWA's service area is located in Santa Barbara County. The Butte Water District (BWD) is headquartered in Butte County and BWD's service area is in Butte and Sutter County.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15061(b)(3), 15301
Reasons for Exemption
a) The transfer will facilitate the delivery of water, using only existing facility in Santa Barbara, Butte and Sutter Counties and is intended to meet existing uses of water and would not support new development or a change in land use. b) The transfer is entirely within the authorized SWP place of use.

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Not a project under CEQA
Reasons for Exemption
Not a project under CEQA
County Clerks
Butte, Santa Barbara, Sutter

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