Conveyance of Non-Project Water to San Gorgonio Pass Water Agency (SWP #23008)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
Conveyance of Non-Project Water to San Gorgonio Pass Water Agency (SWP #23008)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Conveyance of up to 1,700 acre-feet of Non-Project Water to San Gorgonio Pass Water Agency (SGPWA). This Non-Project Water is “Nickel Water” located in Kern County. Following a series of four purchase agreements, executed between 2001-2017, Antelope Valley-East Kern Water Agency (AVEK) acquired the rights to take annual delivery of 1,700 acre-feet of “Nickel Water.” SGPWA subsequently purchased the 1,700 acre-feet of “Nickel Water” annually from AVEK for years 2017 through 2036, as described in the July 7, 2017, Water Supply Agreement between SGPWA and AVEK. Kern County Water Agency (KCWA) will make the Non-Project Water available in Reach 12E of the California Aqueduct for subsequent delivery by DWR to SGPWA’s service area. The conveyance of the Non-Project Water to SGPWA shall be completed by December 31, 2023.

Contact Information

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


Kern, Los Angeles, Riverside
Southern California
Other Location Info
From Reach 12E of the California Aqueduct to Reaches 4A and/or 4B of California Aqueduct’s East Branch Extension

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 Clerks
Kern, Los Angeles, Riverside


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