Butte Water District 2020 Water Transfers Program (SWPAO #20700)

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
San Luis and Delta Mendota Water Authority
Document Title
Butte Water District 2020 Water Transfers Program (SWPAO #20700)
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination

Document Description
Butte is conducting a one-year 2020 groundwater substitution transfer. Butte will pump up to an additional 2,750 acre-feet of groundwater from July through September 2020 to substitute for reduced deliveries of surface water under its pre-1914 water right. With a 13 percent stream flow depletion, up to 2,392 acre-feet of the forgone surface water will enter the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (Delta). After Delta carriage water, DWR will export the water through State Water Project Banks Pumping Plant and deliver to DRWD, ACWD, KC and KCWA during July through September 2020.

Contact Information
Brian Heiland
Department of Water Resources
Lead/Public Agency
State Water Project Analysis Office 1416 9th Street, Room 1620
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 653-4547


Butte Sutter
Other Location Info
Butte Water District (Butte) is located in Butte and Sutter Counties. The water will be delivered to the service areas of Dudley Ridge Water District (DRWD), Alameda County Water District (ACWD), County of Kings (KC), and Kern County Water Agency (KCWA). The Project will use existing State Water Project facilities.

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
DWR’s decision and determination is based on the documents described herein, which are available for review at the office of SLDMWA, 842 6th Street, Los Banos, CA 93635. The custodian of the administrative record for DWR is Kora Bitcon, (916) 653-9313 at the Bonderson Building, 901 P Street, Room 145, Sacramento, California 95814.


(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA


Notice of Determination
2011011010_Signed_20700_Butte_DWR_NOD_20200915   PDF 328 K

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