ANNOUNCEMENT: Notice of temporary change petition involving transfer/exchange

From the State Water Resources Control Board:

On April 20, 2017, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) and the United States Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) (hereinafter jointly referred to as Petitioners) filed with the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board), Division of Water Rights (Division), a Petition for Temporary Change under Water Code Section 1725, et seq. With the petition, DWR requests a one-year modification of Permit 16479 (Application 16479) and Reclamation requests a one-year modification of License 1986 and Permits 11885, 11886, 12721, 11967, 11887, 12722, 12723, 12727, 11315, 11316, 11968, 11969, 12860, 11971, 11973 and 12364 (Applications 23, 234, 1465, 5626, 5628, 5638, 9363, 9364, 9366, 9367, 9368, 13370, 13371, 15374, 15375, 15376, 15764, 16767, 16768, 17374, and 17376) to temporarily change the authorized place of use of: (1) the DWR permit to include the Central Valley Project (CVP) authorized place of use downstream of Jones Pumping Plant (Jones); and (2) the Reclamation license and permits to include the State Water Project (SWP) authorized place of use downstream of Harvey O. Banks Pumping Plant (Banks). The maximum total transfer quantity requested is up to 360,232 acre‑feet (af).

The changes requested will temporarily consolidate the authorized places of use of the SWP and CVP (hereinafter jointly referred to as the Projects) thereby allowing DWR and Reclamation to more effectively and efficiently utilize the operational flexibility of the combined Projects to supply water south of Banks and Jones (Delta Pumps). The requested changes will facilitate the delivery of available Project supplies south of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (Delta) and maximize the beneficial use of available supplies. Approval of the petition will not increase the quantity or alter the timing of diversions from the Delta or San Joaquin River.

To view project information, please visit the Division of Water Rights website at:

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