Multi-Year Water Transfer Project

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
San Gorgonio Pass Water Agency
Document Title
Multi-Year Water Transfer Project
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Document Description
The Agency and Ventura propose a 20-year agreement under which VCWPD, on behalf of Ventura, would transfer to SGPWA up to 10,000 AFY of SWP water. Ventura's water allocation would be transferred to SGPWA for Agency use as an additional water supply. The transfer would use existing SWP and SGPWA facilities and turnouts (existing conveyance facilities) to receive the water and would not include any construction of new infrastructure, conveyance facilities, or alteration of lands. Existing facilities used in the transfer are the California Aqueduct, East Branch Extension of the California Aqueduct, Mountain View Turnout, Little San Gorgonio Creek Turnout, Noble Creek Turnout, SGPWA Recharge Facility, Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District Recharge Facility. The Project would facilitate a 20-year transfer of VCWPD's, on behalf of Ventura, allocated Table A water to SGPWA. The Project is anticipated to start once the Project is approved by DWR, and will end on December 31, 2042. Each delivery year would commence on January 1, continuing for one calendar year, ending on December 31. Until the State Water Interconnection Project is completed, SGPWA will have rights to up to 10,000 AF of the Ventura Table A Water allocation for each Delivery Year. Once the State Water Interconnection Project is completed, Ventura will have the priority right, but not the obligation, to take delivery of up to two thousand (2,000) acre feet of Table A Water (Priority Allocation) during the subsequent Delivery Year, provided that Ventura's Table A Water allocation from DWR is sufficient to provide the Priority Allocation. The Priority Allocation must be used within the geographical boundaries that are served by Ventura and may not be transferred or exchanged for use outside such boundaries. With respect to Article 21 water, Ventura retains the rights to any Article 21 water associated with its Table A Water allocation if such Article 21 water can be used directly by Ventura County Agencies within two weeks of the date of allocation. This transfer will be subject to DWR approval, as Article 21 transfers are currently only contractual rights for four specifically named SWP water contractors, not including VCWPD.

Contact Information

Lance Eckhart
Agency Name
San Gorgornio Pass Water Agency
Job Title
General Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura
Southern California
Other Location Info
Counties of Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
San Gorgonio Pass Water Agency
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
County Clerks
Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura
Final Environmental Document Available at
1210 Beaumont Avenue, Beaumont, CA 92223


(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA


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