Water Transfer Agreement between United Water Conservation District and Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency


SCH Number
Public Agency
Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency
Document Title
Water Transfer Agreement between United Water Conservation District and Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
In 2023, UWCD anticipates having storage capacity available for additional 2023 water supplies in order to improve water reliability for future years. SCV Water anticipates having surplus 2023 State Water Project (SWP) Table A supplies after meeting all local demands, recharging banking programs, and reserving a portion of supplies for SCV Water’s 2024 demands. SCV Water and UWCD desire to enter into a non-permanent water transfer program whereby SCV Water would transfer up to 10,000 AF of 2023 SWP Table A to UWCD for use within their service area. Water will be delivered to UWCD via the California Aqueduct to Reach 29 (Pyramid Lake to Piru Creek) or Reach 30 (Castaic Lake to Castiac Creek). The term of the agreement shall be from November 1, 2023, through June 30, 2024. A maximum of up to 10,000 acre-feet of SCV Water SWP Table A shall be delivered by December 31, 2023.

Contact Information

Sarah Fleury
Agency Name
Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency
Job Title
Water Resources Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Los Angeles, Ventura
Southern California

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed action consists of a one-time water transfer that will use existing facilities and would not require any construction or grading? The proposed action does not constitute a new permanent source of water supply and will not result in any growth inducing or cumulative environmental impacts.

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
SCVWA finds the water transfer agreement is exempt from CEQA as “it will involve no change in the type of use or expansion of use of either UWCD or SCV Water’s existing infrastructure facilities.? Rather, the water transfer will involve the exercise of UWCD and SCV Water’s existing right to SWP water, and the transfer of said water between UWCD and SCV Water will consist merely of the continued operation of UWCD and SCV Water’s existing facilities, and so “will have no significant effect on the environment.”?
County Clerks
Los Angeles, Ventura


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