PALMDALE WATER DISTRICT PROPOSED MULTI-YEAR WATER TRANSFER TO KERN COUNTY WATER AGENCY AND DUDLEY RIDGE WATER DISTRICT

Summary

SCH Number
2021080229
Lead Agency
Palmdale Water District
Document Title
PALMDALE WATER DISTRICT PROPOSED MULTI-YEAR WATER TRANSFER TO KERN COUNTY WATER AGENCY AND DUDLEY RIDGE WATER DISTRICT
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Received
Present Land Use
Land uses within the PWD and Westside Districts service areas that receive water from the California State Water Project are primarily designated as agriculture, municipal, and industrial. Land uses within the PWD and Westside Districts service areas that receive water from the California State Water Project are primarily zoned as agriculture, municipal, and industrial.
Document Description
In the effort to fund future local water reliability projects, PWD has negotiated a multi-year transfer of a portion of its annual allocation of SWP Table A water above its total annual water demand to the following five water districts: Berrenda Mesa Water District, Belridge Water Storage District, Lost Hills Water District, Wheeler Ridge–Maricopa Water Storage District, and Dudley Ridge Water District, collectively referred to as the Westside Districts. The water transfer (Proposed Project) would be based on PWD transferring a minimum quantity of SWP Table A water to the Westside Districts based on the annual SWP allocations from Revised 2010 DWR and additional SWP Table A water to the Westside Districts if PWD has additional SWP Table A water to transfer and Westside Districts request delivery of all or a portion of the additional water. The Proposed Project could commence as early as 2021 after CEQA has been complied with, an agreement between PWD and the Westside Districts has been executed, and all other regulatory approvals have been obtained; however, with the current SWP allocation at 5 percent, it is unlikely that any of PWD’s SWP water would be transferred in 2021. The Proposed Project would terminate at the end of 2035. The Proposed Project would use existing facilities to transfer water to existing service areas and would not construct new or alter existing facilities or result in ground disturbance.

Contact Information

Name
Peter Thompson II
Agency Name
Palmdale Water District, Resource and Analytics Director
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Location

Counties
Kern, Kings, Los Angeles
State Highways
5,99,210,395,405
Waterways
Kern and Kings Rivers

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Types
Other (Water Transfer)
Local Actions
Water Transfer
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Energy, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Wildfire
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 6 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, District 9 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan Victorville Region 6 (RWQCB), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region 4 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT)
Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT)

Attachments

Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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