El Dorado Irrigation District Five-year Conserved Water Transfer

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
El Dorado Irrigation District
Document Title
El Dorado Irrigation District Five-year Conserved Water Transfer
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Document Description
EID plans to transfer up to 740 AF annually of its pre-1914 water right water to Westland’s Water District (WWD) from 2024 – 2028. The water made available for transfer is water that was previously lost through evaporation and seepage from the Upper Main Ditch and is now conserved through operation of the Main Pipeline, which was installed in 2022. Under the proposed project, the same amount of water will be diverted from the South Fork of the American River (SFAR) into the El Dorado Canal and conveyed to the El Dorado Forebay. However, because EID is able to meet the same customer consumptive demands as they did prior to the pipeline project with less water, the conserved water would either remain instream in the SFAR or be used for non-consumptive hydropower production and then returned into the SFAR and flow into Folsom Reservoir. From Folsom Reservoir, the conserved water would be re-regulated by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation for delivery to WWD for use in their service area south of the Delta. The actual transfer quantity of conserved water will depend on hydrologic conditions and consumptive demand patterns; however, the quantity will not exceed 740 AF annually during 2024-2028.

Contact Information

Brian Deason
Agency Name
El Dorado Irrigation District
Job Title
Environmental Resources Supervisor
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


El Dorado
Countywide, Northern California
Cross Streets
2890 Mosquito Road
State Highways
Other Location Info
El Dorado County, Sacramento County, San Joaquin County, Stanislaus County, Merced County, Fresno County, and Kings County

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
El Dorado Irrigation District
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
County Clerks
El Dorado, Fresno, Kings, Merced, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Stanislaus
Final Environmental Document Available at
El Dorado Irrigation District, 2890 Mosquito Road, Placerville, CA 95667


(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA


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