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
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
Other Action Other Action: Water Transfer
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Coastal Zone Drainage/Absorption Economics/Jobs Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Toxic/Hazardous Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Growth Inducing Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Conservation California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 2 California Department of Health Care Services California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 3 California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Public Utilities Commission Department of Water Resources Resources Agency State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance Regional Water Quality Control Bd., Region 5 (Redding)

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