2012 Critical Year Groundwater Well Program

Summary

SCH Number
2012032044
Lead Agency
Glenn-Colusa Irrigation District (GCID) (GCID)
Document Title
2012 Critical Year Groundwater Well Program
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Received
Document Description
GCID has received a "critical water year" notification from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) that the natural inflow to Shasta Reservoir is projected to fall short of the 3.2 million acre-feet during the 2011-2012 hydrologic year which is required for a normal water supply. If these dry conditions continue, it is likely that GCID will receive a 25% reduction (206,250 acre-feet) in Sacramento River Settlement Contract surface water supplies during the April 1 through October 31, 2012 irrigation season. This reduction in water supplies will have a direct negative effect on crop production and the landowners in GCID, including land irrigated for habitat and wildlife purposes. To alleviate any potential adverse effects of this shortage, GCID will implement its water shortage year allocation rules and regulations, implement extensive conservation measures, limit irrigation practices, and maximize the recapture and reuse of water supplies.

Contact Information

Name
William F. Menke
Agency Name
Glenn-Colusa Irrigation District (GCID)
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Location

Cities
Colusa, Willows
Counties
Colusa, Glenn
Cross Streets
I-5 / Highway 20 and Hwy 162
Total Acres
175000
State Highways
Hwy 162, 99W, 20
Railways
California Northern
Airports
Willows
Schools
GCOE & CCOE
Waterways
Sacramento River & Stony Creek
Township
14-22N
Range
2-4W
Section
1-36
Base
MDB&M

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Types
Other (Critical Year Groundwater Well Program)
Local Actions
Agricultural Irrigation
Project Issues
Hydrology/Water Quality
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 3 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Redding Region 5 (RWQCB), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics, Department of Water Resources, Office of Emergency Services, California, Resources Agency, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, Central Valley Flood Protection Board
Reviewing Agency Comments
Central Valley Flood Protection Board

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