Multi-Year State Water Project Transfer from Casitas Municipal Water District to United Water Conservation District


SCH Number
Public Agency
United Water Conservation District
Document Title
Multi-Year State Water Project Transfer from Casitas Municipal Water District to United Water Conservation District
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
United Water Conservation District (United) proposes to enter into a contractual agreement with Casitas Municipal Water District (CMWD) to purchase State Water Project (SWP) Table A contract water for Ventura County until December 31, 2027. The volume of water purchased would be dependent on the annual allocation established by the California Department of Water Resources but would not exceed 5,000 acre-feet each year, which is CMWD’s total SWP Table A contract amount. United will take delivery of purchased water through Reach 29 of the California Aqueduct at Pyramid Lake through United’s facilities at Lake Piru or through Reach 30 at Castaic Lake. The project will utilize existing facilities and does not involve construction, changes in land use, or negligible expansion of use.

Contact Information

Linda Purpus
Agency Name
United Water Conservation District
Job Title
Environmental Services Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Other Location Info
State Water Project water transferred between Ventura County Agencies will be used for beneficial purposes in Ventura County. Water will be delivered through Reach 29 or Reach 30 of the California Aqueduct System and transported to United Water Conservation District’s existing facilities.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301 – Existing Facilities
Reasons for Exemption
The Project will not result in a negligible or expansion of use, therefore, the Existing Facilities exemption is applicable.

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Guidelines § 15261(a) – Ongoing Project
Reasons for Exemption
The project is statutorily exempt pursuant to the ongoing project statutory exemption under Public Resources Code section 21169 and State CEQA Guidelines section 15261(a) because the project is merely an incidental part of an original, ongoing pre-CEQA project – the State Water Project contract.
County Clerk


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