Butte Water District 2010 Water Transfer Program

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Butte Water District
Document Title
Butte Water District 2010 Water Transfer Program
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use

Document Description
NOTE: Review Per Lead Sale of up to 15,651 acre-feet of water to participating member districts of the State Water Project Contractors Authority (Buyers) during the 2010 irrigation season to lessen potential water supply shortages to the Buyers that may occur as a result of dry hydrologic conditions and regulatory restrictions on pumping in the Delta. BWD would make up to 15,651 af of water available to Buyers by idling cropland (i.e., non-irrigation of farmland by voluntary participants) or through groundwater substitution(i.e., using groundwater supplies instead of surface water supplies). Water made available by crop idling or groundwater substitution within the boundaries of the BWD would then be retained and stored by the Department of Water Resources (DWR) for delivery to Buyers. Groundwater pumping would only occur within the portion of the BWD boundaries that lie within Sutter County.

Contact Information
Mark Orme
Butte Water District
735 Virginia Street
Gridley, CA 95974

Phone : (530) 846-2519


Cross Streets
Butte Water District, located south of the Thermalito Afterbay and bordering the Feather River
Total Acres
+- 18,030
State Highways
Union Pacific Railroad
Feather River, Sutter Butte Canal, Live Oak Slough, Lincoln Slough, Morrison Slough

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Agricultural)
Local Action
Other Action Other Action: Water transfer
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Economics/Jobs Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Water Quality Water Supply Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Conservation California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 3 California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Public Utilities Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Redding Region 5 Department of Water Resources Resources Agency State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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