Conveyance of Non-Project Water to Kern County Water Agency (SWP #23037)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
Conveyance of Non-Project Water to Kern County Water Agency (SWP #23037)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
SWP #23037 is for the conveyance of up to 25,000 acre-feet of Lower Tule River Irrigation District and Pixley Irrigation District’s 2023 Central Valley Project water (Non-Project Water) to KCWA under Article 55 of KCWA’s Water Supply Contract with DWR. This Non-Project Water, acquired by Homer LLC, a landowner within KCWA’s service area, will be delivered to the following member units of KCWA: Wheeler Ridge-Maricopa Water Storage District, Berrenda Mesa Water District, Semitropic Water Storage District, Rosedale-Rio Bravo Water Storage District, and/or Belridge Water Storage District. 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 for use in the CVP place of use by February 29, 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 (KCWA) turnout(s) in Reaches 9 through 16A of the California Aqueduct and Reach 31A of the California Aqueduct’s Coastal Branch

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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