Butte Water District 2010 Water Transfer Program

3 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2009122072
Lead Agency
Butte Water District
Document Title
Butte Water District 2010 Water Transfer Program
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received

Document Description
BWD proposes to transfer to AVEK, DRWD, KCWA, and MWD (collectively Buyers) up to 15,201 af of water made available by pumping 5,071 af groundwater in lieu of taking surface water supplies, and by foregoing 10,130 af of surface water supplies by the temporary idling of acreage historically planted to rice within BWD that would have been planted to rice in 2010 in the absence of the transfer. The idled acreage totals less than 20% of the cultivated acreage within BWD. The transfer water would be provided at Lake Oroville and would flow through the natural river channels to the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, where it would be pumped at the SWP Banks Pumping Plant. The DWR will deliver the transfer water to the Buyer's service areas. The transfer water is intended to alleviate water shortages within the Buyer's service areas due to ongoing dry conditions and would not support new development.

Contact Information
Nancy Quan
Department of Water Resources
1416 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

916-653-0190

Location

Cities
Gridley
Counties
Butte
Cross Streets
Butte Water District, located south of the Thermalito Afterbay and bordering the Feather River
Zip
95974
Total Acres
+- 18,030
State Highways
70
Railways
Union Pacific Railroad
Waterways
Feather River, Sutter Butte Canal, Live Oak Slough, Lincoln Slough, Morrison Slough

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
DWR
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
Final EIR Available Location
Butte Water District 735 Virginia St Gridley, CA 95948 DWR 1416 9th St, Rm 338 Sacramento, CA 95814

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
No
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2b) A Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
No
(4) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
N/A
(5) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
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