Amendment to Alameda Zone 7 and KCWA to Deliver Zone 7 water to Semitropic Water Storage


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
Amendment to Alameda Zone 7 and KCWA to Deliver Zone 7 water to Semitropic Water Storage
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Amendment, SWPAO #20035-A, amends SWPAO #20035 to allows for Zone 7’s Article 56 Carryover Water and Article 21 Interruptible Water to be delivered to Kern County Water Agency(KCWA) for temporary storage in the groundwater basins underlying Semitropic Water Storage District (Semitropic), a member unit of KCWA, from March 1, 2023 through December 31, 2023. The original Agreement, SWPAO #20035, executed April 15, 2021, sets forth the terms and conditions for the delivery of a portion of Zone 7’s approved State Water Project (SWP) Table A water to KCWA for storage in and later recovery from Semitropic. SWPAO #20035 allows the delivery of Zone 7’s approved SWP Table A water for temporary storage in Semitropic through December 31, 2030 and the future recovery of the stored water to Zone 7’s service area by December 31, 2035.

Contact Information

Patrick Luzuriaga
Agency Name
Department of Water Resources
Job Title
Section Manager
Contact Types
Responsible Agency


Alameda, Kern
Other Location Info
From the Delta to Kern County Water Agency’s (KCWA) turnout(s) in Reaches 9 through 13B of the California Aqueduct, Alameda County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, Zone 7’s (Zone 7) turnout(s) in Reaches 1 through 6 of the South Bay Aqueduct, and/or San Luis Reservoir.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1; CEQA Guidelines Section 15301, existing facility
Reasons for Exemption
a. The project is a water management operation using only existing facilities. b. The project will not support new development or a change in land use. c. The project does not establish a new permanent source of water supply.
County Clerks
Alameda, Kern


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