Tiered Pumping Allocation within the Westside Subbasin


SCH Number
Public Agency
Westlands Water District
Document Title
Tiered Pumping Allocation within the Westside Subbasin
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Tiered Pumping Allocation is an effort to optimize the sustainable yield and reduce the risk of undesirable results within the Westside Subbasin. The primary objective of the Tiered Pumping Allocation is to develop a funding source for Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) substitute water to the Subsidence Prone Areas (SPA). Secondary benefits include reducing groundwater pumping in the SPA, increasing groundwater levels in the SPA, and redistributing groundwater pumping to other areas of the Subbasin outside the SPA to reduce the level of drawdown within the SPA.

Contact Information

Russ Freeman
Agency Name
Westlands Water District
Job Title
Deputy General Manager - Resources
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Fresno, Kings
Other Location Info
Westlands Boundary within Fresno and Kings County

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15061(b)(3) & 15378
Reasons for Exemption
The Tiered Pumping Allocation will not have any significant impact on the environment, so the Project is categorically exempt under CEQA Guidelines §15061(b)(3). WWD, as authorized by the SGMA, approved the Project for the protection of natural resources and the environment, which is categorically exempt from CEQA under §15378 of the CEQA Guidelines.
County Clerks
Fresno, Kings


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