Central Coast Water Authority and Tudor Mutual Water Company, Inc. 2022 Dry Year Transfer


SCH Number
Public Agency
Central Coast Water Authority (CCWA)
Document Title
Central Coast Water Authority and Tudor Mutual Water Company, Inc. 2022 Dry Year Transfer
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Due to prolonged drought conditions and low allocation of SWP “Table A Amount” for 2022, CCWA currently needs additional water supplies to supplement its 2022 supplies. TMWC will make available for transfer to CCWA and other public agencies up to 1,500 acre-feet (AF) of water available because of its pumping of groundwater from transfer wells for irrigation in lieu of diverting surface water under its 1976 Agreement on Diversion of Water from the Feather River with DWR. TMWC’s point of transfer will be its point of diversion(s) on the Feather River. Delivery to CCWA’s shall occur on or before December 31, 2022 at the delivery structures along the Coastal Branch Repayment Reach Nos. 35 and 38. All water delivered to CCWA shall be used entirely within CCWA’s service area. The water will be conveyed through existing facilities from the point of transfer to the point of delivery pursuant to an agreement among TMWC, DWR, SBCFCWCD and others providing for the conveyance and storage of the transfer water.

Contact Information

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


Santa Barbara, Sutter
Northern California, Southern California
Other Location Info
Existing State Water Project (SWP) facilities to existing turnouts in Santa Barbara and Sutter 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 (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 Tudor Mutual Water Company, Inc. (TMWC) is headquartered in Sutter County and its service area is in Sutter County.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
14 Cal. Code Regs. §§150619B)(3), 15301
Reasons for Exemption
a. The transfer will facilitate the delivery of water, using only existing facilities in Santa Barbara and Sutter 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)(3), 15301.) b. The transfer is entirely within the authorized SWP place of use.

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
14 Cal. Code Regs. §§150619B)(3), 15301
Reasons for Exemption
Not a Project Under CEQA
County Clerk
Santa Barbara


Notice of Exemption

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