Biggs-West Gridley Water District 2021 Water Transfer Program


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Biggs-West Gridley Water District
Document Title
Biggs-West Gridley Water District 2021 Water Transfer Program
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use

Document Description
The Biggs-West Gridley Water District (BWGWD) proposes to sell during the 2021 irrigation season up to 20,658 acre-feet (af) of water to participating member districts of the State Water Contractors, Incorporated or other South of Delta purchasers, including Central Valley Project contractors (collectively, “Buyers”). Buyers and others are seeking up to approximately 300,000 af of transfer water from various willing sellers in the Sacramento Valley during the 2021 irrigation season. Purchasing this water would lessen potential water supply shortages to these parties that may occur as a result of dry hydrologic conditions and regulatory restrictions on pumping in the Delta. As a willing seller, the BWGWD would make up to 20,658 af of water available to Buyers by idling cropland (i.e., non-irrigation of farmland by voluntary participants). The BWGWD’s proposed transfer will comply with the most current Draft Technical Information for Preparing Water Transfer Proposals prepared by the Department of Water Resources and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, dated December 2019, as applicable to land idling transfers.

Contact Information
Eugene Massa
General Manager
Lead/Public Agency
1713 West Biggs Gridley Road
Gridley, CA 95948

Phone : (530) 846-3317
Michael Nishimura
Project Applicant / Consulting Firm
455 University Ave. Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95825

Phone : (916) 456-4400


39°22'1.8"N 121°42'25.08"W
Countywide Statewide
Cross Streets
1713 West Biggs Gridley Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Feather River

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Temporary Water Transfer)
Local Action
Temporary Water Transfer
Project Issues
Aesthetics Agriculture and Forestry Resources Air Quality Biological Resources Cumulative Effects Economics/Jobs Geology/Soils Hydrology/Water Quality Land Use/Planning Mineral Resources Noise Population/Housing Public Services Recreation Sewer Capacity Solid Waste Transportation Tribal Cultural Resources Utilities/Service Systems Wetland/Riparian
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB) California Department of Conservation (DOC) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW) California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 3 (DOT) California Department of Water Resources (DWR) California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES) California Highway Patrol (CHP) California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Natural Resources Agency California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Redding Region 5 (RWQCB) California State Lands Commission (SLC) Central Valley Flood Protection Board Delta Protection Commission Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
2025   PDF 584 K 2052   PDF 98 K DRAFT BWGWD IS_MND for 2021 Water Transfer 03   PDF 4286 K
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
2052   PDF 165 K

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