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Title:
Arvin-Edison Water Storage District and Metropolitan Water District 10-year Water Transfer/Exchange Program 2013
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Summary:
Reclamation proposes to approve the following for Arvin-Edison Water Storage District (AEWSD) and Metropolitan Water District (MWD): 1. Groundwater Banking: MWD stores a portion of its State Water Project (SWP) supply in Central Valley Project (CVP) contractor AEWSD’s groundwater banking facilities as conditions allow. When requested, AEWSD would return previously banked SWP water to MWD. 2. Regulation Program: The Proposed Action would change the place of use and would allow AEWSD to deliver CVP water supplies to MWD and receive SWP water supplies in exchange. 3. Fall/Winter Supplies Exchange: If there are surplus CVP water supplies, AEWSD CVP water would be delivered to MWD to reduce the risk of spill and forfeiture of water. The timeframe for the contracts over this 10-year period would be from the approval date of the EA/FONSI through the remainder of the 10-year period as long as a Change of Place of Use is in place. The proposed exchanges total up to 100,000 acre-feet per year of CVP water supplies for all three program components.

Status:
06/05/2014:
The FONSI was signed on 3/20/2014.

11/21/2013:
Draft EA and FONSI available November 21, 2013. Comments are due December 21, 2013.

Contacts:
Ben Lawrence
Phone: 559-487-5039
Fax:

Chuck Siek
Phone: (559) 487-5138
Fax:

List of Available Reports
 
Report Title
File Ext
File Size
File with .pdf extension FONSI - AEWSD and MWD 10-Year Water Transfer/Exchange Program .pdf 334.63KB 
File with .pdf extension EA - AEWSD and MWD 10-Year Water Transfer/Exchange Program .pdf 4,359.73KB 
File with .pdf extension Draft FONSI, Arvin-Edison and MWD 10-year Water Transfer/Exchange Program 2013 .pdf 244.85KB 
File with .pdf extension Draft EA, Arvin-Edison and MWD 10-year Water Transfer/Exchange Program 2013 .pdf 838.22KB