Conveyance of Non-Project Water to Tulare Lake Basin Water Storage District (SWP #24011)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
Conveyance of Non-Project Water to Tulare Lake Basin Water Storage District (SWP #24011)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Conveyance of up to 50,000 acre-feet of Cross Valley water (Non-Project Water) to Tulare under Article 55 of Tulare’s Water Supply Contract with DWR. This Non-Project Water consists of up to 25,000 acre-feet of Lower Tule River Irrigation District’s and up to 25,000 acre-feet of Pixley Irrigation District’s 2024 Cross Valley water. 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 Tulare for use in the CVP place of use by February 28, 2025. If Tulare is unable to take full delivery of the Non-Project Water by February 28, 2025, Tulare may request DWR to temporarily store the remaining amount of the Non-Project Water in San Luis Reservoir in accordance with Tulare’s Water Supply Contract, for later delivery to Tulare’s turnout(s).

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 Tulare Lake Basin Water Storage District ’s (Tulare) turnout(s) in Reach 8C and/or Reach 8D 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. 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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