Palmdale Water District and Littlerock Creek Irrigation District Multi-Year Water Transfer Project.

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Summary

SCH Number
2022020458
Lead Agency
Palmdale Water District
Document Title
Palmdale Water District and Littlerock Creek Irrigation District Multi-Year Water Transfer Project.
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Received
Document Description
PWD and LCID seek to enter into a mutually beneficial water transfer of a portion of LCID’s SWP annual Table A water. In this Project, LCID would transfer its portion of SWP annual Table A water to PWD. PWD would receive an amount not less than 75 percent and not more than 100 percent of LCID’s annual Table A allocation, up to a maximum of 2,300-acre feet. In addition, LCID has an annual option to retain up to 25% of its Table A water. The annual transfer would take place from the date that the agreement is fully executed, until December 31, 2035. The parties may mutually revise the agreement in the years 2025 and/or 2030. All water transferred from LCID to PWD would use existing conveyance infrastructure and would not require any new construction. The PWD turnout at milepost 346.98 would be utilized for the transfer of water. This is an existing turnout and no additional turnout would be required to move LCID’s SWP water from the SWP facilities to PWD. The water transferred to PWD would be used to increase the water supply reliability within PWD’s service area. Water received through this transfer would primarily be used for water production at the PWD treatment plant. Implementation of the Project does not include the construction of any new facilities, the modification of existing SWP facilities, or any water supply conveyance or treatment facilities in LCID’s or PWD’s service areas and will not require modification to the operation of any such facilities. The total amount of SWP water available for allocation to all Contractors in any year would not change. The total amount of SWP water pumped by DWR from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (Delta) would not change. The SWP, Water Supply Contracts, Table A amount for LCID and PWD or any other SWP contractor would not change.

Contact Information

Name
Peter Thompson
Agency Name
Palmdale Water District
Job Title
Resource and Analytics Director
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant

Name
Dena Giacomini,
Agency Name
Provost & Pritchard Consulting Group
Job Title
Senior Planner, Environmental Project Manager
Contact Types
Consulting Firm

Location

Cities
Palmdale, unicorporated - Littlerock
Counties
Los Angeles
Regions
Citywide, Unincorporated
State Highways
Hwy 138
Other Location Info
The Project is located in the northeast section of Los Angeles County. The Mojave Desert is located to the east, while the San Gabriel and Sierra Pelona Mountains, the Angeles National Forest, and the Los Angeles Metropolitan area are located to the west and south. PWD is located in the City of Palmdale and has a service area of 187 square miles. Figure 2 1 shows PWD’s existing service area. LCID is located in the community of Littlerock in unincorporated Los Angeles County. Littlerock is located approximately 11 miles southeast of downtown Palmdale and 40 miles from Victorville. Pearblossom Highway (Hwy 138) transects the center of the community. The California Aqueduct runs through both Palmdale and Littlerock. Latitude and Longitude Palmdale Water District 34.578734° N -118.116322° W Littlerock Creek Irrigation District 34.521104° N -117.983679° W
Other Information
Site and Surrounding Land Uses and Setting Specific site and surrounding land uses are varied and include urban and rural uses, agricultural lands, rural and desert open spaces. Palmdale lies in the Antelope Valley region of Southern California. The San Gabriel Mountain range separates Palmdale and Littlerock from the Los Angeles Basin to the south, which is about 40 miles wide. This range forms the southern edge of the Antelope Valley portion of the Mojave Desert. Palmdale is at an elevation of approximately 2,655 feet above mean sea level. Littlerock is at an elevation of approximately 2,892 feet above mean sea level.

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), 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 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 Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan Victorville Region 6 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Delta Stewardship Council, Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance, California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance, California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT)
Development Types
Other (Water Transfer)
Local Actions
Other - Water Transfer
Project Issues
None

Attachments

Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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