Biggs-West Gridley Water District 2008 Crop Idling Water Transfer Program


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Biggs-West Gridley Water District
Document Title
Biggs-West Gridley Water District 2008 Crop Idling Water Transfer Program
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use

Document Description
Biggs-West Gridley Water District (BWGWD) is proposing to sell up to 14,642 acre-feet of water to participating member districts of the State Water Project Contractors Authority (Buyers) during the 2008 irrigation season. Buyers are seeking up to approximately 400,000 acre-feet of transfer water from various willing sellers in the Sacramento Valley during the 2008 irrigation season. Purchasing this water would lessen potential water supply shortages to these Buyers that may occur as a result of dry hydrologic conditions. As a willing seller, BWGWD would make up to 14,642 acre-feet of water available to Buyers by idling cropland (i.e., non-irrigation of farmland by voluntary participants) or through shifting from higher water use crops to lower water use crops.

Contact Information
Bernoy Bradford
Biggs-West Gridley Water District
Lead/Public Agency
1713 West Biggs-Gridley Road
Gridley, CA 95948

Phone : (530) 846-3317


Biggs Gridley
Cross Streets
Within the BWGWD boundaries in Butte County
Total Acres
State Highways
Southern Pacific

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Local Action
Water Transfer
Project Issues
Aesthetics Agriculture and Forestry Resources Air Quality Biological Resources Coastal Zone Cultural Resources Cumulative Effects Drainage/Absorption Economics/Jobs Geology/Soils Growth Inducement Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Land Use/Planning Noise Population/Housing Public Services Recreation Vegetation Wetland/Riparian
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Conservation (DOC) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW) California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 3 (DOT) California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) Department of Water Resources Resources Agency State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Redding Region 5 (RWQCB)

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