Dunnigan Water District Water Transfer Project

Summary

SCH Number
2021050238
Lead Agency
Dunnigan Water District
Document Title
Dunnigan Water District Water Transfer Project
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Received
Present Land Use
The Project site is located within Yolo, Sutter, and Colusa Counties in Northern California. Land surrounding the majority of the Project site is dominated by agriculture. The Project can also be found in the urban areas of Dunnigan and Meridian. To the west of the Project site, is Interstate 5 and the mountain ranges that characterize the coastal portion of the state. Water conveyance facilities used for this Project would mainly run through fields used for crop production.

Document Description
DWD is an independent special district formed in 1956 by landowners in the Dunnigan area to access the Central Valley Project (CVP) water through the soon to be built Tehama-Colusa Canal. The DWD was formed in 1956 to provide a means of bringing Central Valley Project water from the Tehama Colusa Canal into the Dunnigan area. The District provides non-potable water for irrigation purposes through a gravity-fed system. Its service area encompasses approximately 11,000 acres. The DWD provides irrigation water and some landscaping water to its Dunnigan customers. The District maintains its 26 miles of underground pipeline and delivery outlets at property owners and the canal turnouts. The District’s water source comes from Shasta Dam at the Red Bluff Diversion. The District has a service contract with the Department of Interior for 19,000 acre-feet. The District receives an annual notification water allocation based on Shasta Dam levels and environmental requirements. Water purchased by DWD to be transferred in this Project would be used for agricultural beneficial use, offsetting water that would otherwise be pumped groundwater. Water would be transferred from nine entities located within Yolo, Sutter, and Colusa Counties to DWD through existing conveyance facilities. The water transfer agreements would allow yearly transfers, commencing on April 1 through October 31, each year and can be extended for up to four (4) years until 2025. The water transferred is all “Project Water” (Article 3E) from their Settlement Contract and would be transferred using existing water conveyance infrastructure and no construction activities would be required as a result of the Project. Additionally, there would be no operational or maintenance changes as a result of the Project.

Contact Information
William Vanderwaal, PE
Dunnigan Water District, General Manager
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant
3817 1st Street
Dunnigan, CA 95937

Phone : (530) 724-3271
wvanderwaal@rd108.org
Dawn E. Marple
Provost & Pritchard Consulting Group
Consulting Firm
130 N. Garden Street
Visalia, CA 93291

Phone : (559) 636-1166
dmarple@ppeng.com

Location

Counties
Colusa Sutter Yolo
Regions
Countywide
Cross Streets
Yolo, Sutter, and Colusa Counties
Other Location Info
The Project proposes to transfer as much as 2,665 acre-feet of water annually until 2025. Water would be transferred from 9 entities. The Project is located in Yolo, Sutter, and Colusa Counties.
Other Information
The Project proposes to transfer as much as 2,665 acre-feet of water annually until 2025. Water would be transferred from 9 entities. The Project is located in Yolo, Sutter, and Colusa Counties.

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Water Transfer - 2665 af annually)
Local Action
Water Transfer Agreement
Project Issues
None
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB) California Department of Conservation (DOC) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW) 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 Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT) California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (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 Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB) California State Lands Commission (SLC) Central Valley Flood Protection Board Delta Protection Commission Delta Stewardship Council Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance

Attachments

Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
DWD Water Transfer DRAFT ISND   PDF 2137 K DWD Water Transfer NOI v1   PDF 11 K SCH Summary Form DWD Water Transfer Project   PDF 573 K
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
NOC DWD Water Transfer Project   PDF 261 K

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