Conveyance of Non-Project Water to Kern County Water Agency (SWP #23020)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
Conveyance of Non-Project Water to Kern County Water Agency (SWP #23020)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Conveyance of up to 5,000 acre-feet of Westlands Water District’s 2021-2023 Rescheduled Central Valley Project (CVP) water and/or CVP water (Non-Project Water) to Kern County Water Agency (KCWA) under Article 55 of KCWA’s Water Supply Contract with DWR. This Non-Project Water will be delivered to the Kern Water Bank and/or Belridge Water Storage District, a member unit of KCWA, which lie within the CVP place of use. This Non-Project Water will be made available by the United States Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) to DWR at O’Neill Forebay for subsequent delivery by DWR to KCWA’s service area within the CVP place of use by February 28, 2024.

Contact Information

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


Other Location Info
From O’Neill Forebay to Kern County Water Agency’s turnout(s) in Reaches 12E and/or 13B of the California Aqueduct

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1; CEQA Guidelines Section 15301, existing facility
Reasons for Exemption
a. State Water Project long-term water supply contract includes provisions for conveyance of non-project water to SWP contractors. b. The project is a water management operation using only existing facilities. c. The project will not support new development or a change in land use. d. The project does not establish a new permanent source of water supply.
County Clerk


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