DWR Announces Comment Period on Proposed Negative Declaration for Proposed SWP Supply Allocation Settlement Agreements
From the California Department of Water Resources (DWR):
“The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) has announced a 30-day public review period on a Proposed Negative Declaration (Proposed ND) for a proposed State Water Project supply allocation settlement agreement with four water agencies that receive water from the State Water Project (SWP).
“Released on July 19, the Proposed ND describes the Agreements in Principle that may form the basis of the settlement and related amendments to SWP long- term water supply contracts.
“The agreements would settle litigation between DWR and four SWP contractor plaintiffs: Solano County Water Agency, the Napa County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, the City of Yuba City, and the County of Butte.
“The underlying issue relates to how California’s ‘area of origin’ water rights statute pertains to the SWP contracts and claims for additional water under this statute.”