Browns Valley Irrigation District Multiyear Temporary Water Transfers EIR

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Browns Valley Irrigation District
Document Title
Browns Valley Irrigation District Multiyear Temporary Water Transfers EIR
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Document Description
NOTE: Review Per Lead BVID is proposing a multilayer series of short-term, 1-year, temporary water transfers to DWR, Reclamation, or south-of-Delta CVP/SWP contractors. The transfers would occur during 2010-2025. The transfers would involve up to 3,100 af/yr of Conservation Water (CW) by BVID under its pre-1914 water right and would occur over a period of 2-6 weeks between 7/1 and 11/30 of each year. The CW would be released into the North Yuba River from New Bullards Bar Reservoir consistent with the Yuba River Accord, and would flow through Englebright Reservoir and down the lower Yuba, Feather, and Sacramento Rivers in excess of existing minimum flow requirements to the Delta. Delta pumping of the CW would be subject to all past and future SWRCB decisions and orders; any applicable court orders, and all applicable BOs covering CVP and SWP operations, and any other laws and regulations governing the Delta at the time the transfers are initiated.

Contact Information

Walter Cotter
Agency Name
Browns Valley Irrigation District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
Marysville Road/State Route 20
State Highways
Yuba, Feather and Sacramento Rivers, Delta
Other Location Info
City/Nearest Community: Browns Valley

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of State Parks, Division of Boating and Waterways, California Department of Transportation, District 3 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Delta Protection Commission, Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights
Development Types
Other (Water Transfer only, no development)
Local Actions
Water Transfer
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Hydrology, Fisheries

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