Butte Water District 2018 Water Transfer Program

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Butte Water District
Document Title
Butte Water District 2018 Water Transfer Program
Document Type
FIN - Final Document
Present Land Use
seller actions will occur on agricultural property and water will be transfered to agricultural buyers
Document Description
The proposed project would include water transfers from Butte Water District to the Central Valley. Butte Water District would idle up to 4,902 acres of rice land to make up to 16,177 acre-feet of water and/or would pump groundwater from wells located in Sutter County for up to 5,750 acre-feet of water. Idling transfers could originate in Butte or Sutter counties and groundwater substitution transfers would originate from Sutter County. The transfer buyers could be in Alameda, Contra Costa, Fresno, Imperial, Kern, Kings, Los Angeles, Merced, Orange, Riverside, San Benito, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, Santa Clara, Stanislaus, Tulare, and Ventura counties.

Contact Information

Mark Orme
Agency Name
Butte Water District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Butte, Sutter
Cross Streets
n/a - interagency water transfer

Notice of Completion

Development Types
Other (interagency water transfer)
Local Actions
water transfer
Project Issues
Cumulative Effects, Hydrology/Water Quality, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian

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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