Central Coast Water Authority and Mojave Water Agency 2022 Transfer of Table A Water


SCH Number
Public Agency
Central Coast Water Authority (CCWA)
Document Title
Central Coast Water Authority and Mojave Water Agency 2022 Transfer of Table A Water
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Due to prolonged drought conditions and low SWP “Table A Amount” for 2022, Central Coast Water Authority (CCWA) currently needs additional water supplies to supplement its 2022 supplies. Mojave Water Agency (MWA) will make available 1,500 acre-feet (AF) of MWA’s 2022 Annual Table A Amount, as that term is defined by the State Water Contract, for transfer to CCWA. CCWA will pay MWA a rate of $2,000 for every AF of water purchased, which will occur on execution of an agreement with DWR which incorporates the terms and conditions of the transfer. The point of delivery for the transfer is Banks Pumping Plant, a DWR facility, and all water delivered to CCWA shall be used entirely within CCWA’s service area.

Contact Information

Ray A. Stokes
Agency Name
Central Coast Water Authority
Job Title
Executive Directors
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Bernardino, Santa Barbara
Countywide, Southern California
Other Location Info
Existing State Water Project (SWP) facilities to existing turnouts in Santa Barbara and San Bernardino Counties. The SWP includes facilities located throughout the State of California. The SWP is owned and operated by the California Department of Water Resources (DWR), headquartered in Sacramento, California. Santa Barbara County Flood Control and Water Conservation District 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 Mojave Water Agency (MWA) contracts contracts with DWR for the delivery of SWP water to San Bernardino County. MWA is headquartered in Apple Valley and MWA’s service area is located in San Bernardino County.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
14 Cal. Code Regs.§§ 15061(b)(2), 15061(b)(3), 15301.
Reasons for Exemption
a. The transfer will facilitate the delivery of SWP water from one SWP contractor to another, using only existing DWR facilities and existing facilities in Santa Barbara and San Bernardino Counties and is intended to meet existing uses of water and would not support new development or a change in land use. (14 Cal. Code Regs. §§ 15061 (b)(2), 15061 (b)(3), 15301.) b. The transfer is entirely within the authorized SWP place of use. c. None of the exceptions to use of an exemption set forth in CEQA Guidelines section 15300.2 apply and the Transfer will not have a significant impact on the environment.
County Clerks
San Bernardino, Santa Barbara


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