Biggs-West Gridley Water District 2022 Water Transfer Program


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Biggs-West Gridley Water District
Document Title
Biggs-West Gridley Water District 2022 Water Transfer Program
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Document Description
The Biggs-West Gridley Water District (BWGWD) proposes to sell during the 2022 irrigation season up to 18,780 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 2022 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 18,780 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

Donnie Stinnett
Agency Name
Biggs-West Gridley Water District
Job Title
General Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant

Anne Williams
Agency Name
MBK Engineers
Job Title
Contact Types
Consulting Firm


Butte, Sutter
Northern California
Other Information
The project area, from which the water for this transfer will be made available, is defined by the BWGWD’s boundaries, which encompass approximately 34,800 acres in the northern Sacramento Valley, mostly in Butte County with a small portion of that acreage in Sutter County.

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State 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 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 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, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights
Development Types
Other (Temporary Water Transfer )
Local Actions
Temporary Water Transfer
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Economics/Jobs, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian
Local Review Period Start
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Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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