Butte Water District 2018 Water Transfers Program (SWPAO #18700)

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Summary

SCH Number
2018032063
Lead Agency
Butte Water District
Document Title
Butte Water District 2018 Water Transfers Program (SWPAO #18700)
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received

Document Description
BWD proposes to transfer to DRWD and KCWA up to 21,920.2 acre-feet of water. The water will be made available from the Feather River through groundwater substitution and idling of acreage within BWD that would be planted to rice in 2018 in the absence of the transfer. The idled acreage together with acreage idled in adjacent district totals less than 20 percent of the cultivated acreage within Butte County. Upon notice by the Buyers, groundwater will be pumped from approved wells to irrigate rice acreage that would have been irrigated with surface water diverted from the Feather River, June through September 2018, in the absence of the transfer. The transfer water will be made available at Thermalito Afterbay on the Feather River and will flow through the natural river channels to the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, where it will be pumped at the SWP Banks Pumping Plant in compliance with all applicable regulatory restrictions governing State Water Project operations. The DWR will deliver the transfer water to shortages within the Buyers' service area due to ongoing dry conditions and would not support new development.

Contact Information
Anna Fock
DWR
1416 9th St., Room 1620
Sacramento, CA 95814

916-653-0190

Location

Coordinates
39°21'58.7"N 121°41'48.9"W
Cities
Gridley
Counties
Butte Sutter
Cross Streets
n/a - interagency water transfer

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
DWR
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
Final EIR Available Location
735 Virginia Street, Gridley, CA 95948

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
Yes
(4) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
No
(5) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
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