2010 Water Transfer Program

4 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2010012058
Lead Agency
Western Canal Water District
Document Title
2010 Water Transfer Program
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received

Document Description
WCWD proposes to transfer to AVEK, DRWD, KCWA, and MWD (collectively Buyers) up to 24,428 sf of water made available from the Feather River through temporary idling of acreage historically planted to rice within BWGWD 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 BWGWD. 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

Counties
Butte Glenn
Cross Streets
Western Canal Water District, bordered by Hwy 99, Hwy 162, Road Z, Grainland Rd
Zip
95974
Total Acres
67,500
State Highways
99, 162
Railways
UPRR
Waterways
Butte Creek, Cherokee Canal
Other Location Info
City/Nearest Community: Nelson

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
DWR
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
Final EIR Available Location
Western Canal Water District 2003 Nelson Rd Nelson, CA 95958 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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