Transfer of State Water Project Water from Mojave Water Agency to Central Coast Water Authority


SCH Number
Public Agency
Mojave Water Agency
Document Title
Transfer of State Water Project Water from Mojave Water Agency to Central Coast Water Authority
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
MWA and SBCFCWCD, on behalf of CCWA, 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 2022 SWP allocation of only 5%, CCWA is anticipating the need of additional surface water in 2022 to meet its projected demands. MWA has a portion of its State Water Project water available for transfer to CCWA in 2022. Under this agreement, MWA will make available 1,500 AF of its SWP water for transfer to CCWA in 2022. Water will be delivered using existing SWP facilities, and in a manner similar to other deliveries from the SWP.

Contact Information

Adnan Anabtawi
Agency Name
Mojave Water Agency
Job Title
Imported Water and Engineering Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Bernardino, Santa Barbara
Other Location Info
Mojave Water Agency (“MWA”) is a State Water Project (“SWP”) contractor located in San Bernardino County. The Santa Barbara County Flood Control and Water Conservation District (“SBCFCWCD”), on behalf of the Central Coast Water Authority (“CCWA”), is a SWP contractor located in Santa Barbara 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
Because all of the water made available for transfer to CCWA from MWA pursuant to this Water Transfer will be delivered through existing facilities, without the construction of additional facilities to effect 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
San Bernardino, Santa Barbara


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