Conveyance of Non-Project Water to Kern County Water Agency (SWP #23038)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
Conveyance of Non-Project Water to Kern County Water Agency (SWP #23038)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
SWP #23038 is for the conveyance of up to 10,000 acre-feet of San Luis Water District’s Central Valley Project (CVP) water (Non-Project Water) to KCWA under Article 55 of KCWA’s Water Supply Contract with DWR. This Non-Project Water, acquired by Westside Mutual Water Company, will be delivered to 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 14C of the California Aqueduct

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1; CEQA Guidelines Section 15301, Existing Facilities
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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