Multi-Year Intro and Conveyance of MWDSC Non-Project water in SWP Facilities


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
Multi-Year Intro and Conveyance of MWDSC Non-Project water in SWP Facilities
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project is for the introduction of up to 100,000 acre-feet per year of MWDSC Non-Project Water into the California Aqueduct and for the conveyance of such water to the Box Springs Feeder Turnout(s) in Reach 28H of the California Aqueduct through December 31, 2042. This Non-Project Water is MWDSC’s previously stored State Water Project (SWP) water in Diamond Valley Lake, which will be the only source of water that is pumped into the California Aqueduct.

Contact Information

Patrick Luzuriaga
Agency Name
Department of Water Resources
Job Title
Section Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Southern California
Other Location Info
The delivery of Non-Project Water will be accomplished by reverse flow operations. MWDSC’s Non-Project Water will flow from Diamond Valley Lake through MWDSC’s Inland Feeder, Lakeview Pipeline, and DWR’s Perris Bypass Pipeline for subsequent delivery by DWR through the Santa Ana Pipeline to the Box Springs Feeder Turnout located in Reach 28H of the California Aqueduct which supplies MWDSC’s Henry J. Mills Water Treatment Plant.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1; CEQA Guidelines Section 15301, existing facility
Reasons for Exemption
a. SWP long-term water supply contracts include provisions for conveyance of non-project water to SWP contractors. b. No construction is required to implement the proposed delivery. c. The facilities are existing facilities that have not been expanded or modified to implement the proposed delivery. d. There will be no change in land use.


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