Extension of Delivery Term of SCVWD’s CVP Water to Semitropic for Storage under SWPAO #11012


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
Extension of Delivery Term of SCVWD’s CVP Water to Semitropic for Storage under SWPAO #11012
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The original Agreement, the “Multi-year Conveyance Agreement among the Department of Water Resources of the State of California, Santa Clara Valley Water District and Kern County Water Agency for the Semitropic Water Banking Program” (SWPAO #11012), executed on November 22, 2011, set forth the terms and conditions for DWR to deliver a portion of Santa Clara Valley Water District’s (SCVWD) approved Central Valley Project (CVP) water supplies to Semitropic Water Storage District (Semitropic), a member unit of Kern County Water Agency (KCWA), for storage and future recovery. This Agreement provided for the conveyance of SCVWD’s CVP water to Semitropic through December 31, 2022 and recovery by December 31, 2035. This Amendment, SWPAO #11012-A, extends the delivery of SCVWD’s CVP water by DWR to Semitropic for storage through December 31, 2027. The extension of the delivery term for five years constitutes continuation of existing operations and is within the scope of the environmental analysis included in the 1997 Initial Study and Negative Declaration, prepared by Semitropic, as the lead agency, for SCVWD’s participation in the Semitropic Water Banking Program through 2035 (SCH #1997041080). Water will continue to be conveyed through existing facilities with no expansion of existing use.

Contact Information

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


Kern, Santa Clara
Other Location Info
From O’Neill Forebay to KCWA’s turnouts in Reaches 10A, 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. No construction is required to implement the proposed delivery. c. The facilities are existing facilities that have not been expanded or modified to implement the proposed delivery. d. There will be no change in land use.
County Clerks
Kern, Santa Clara


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