2023 MND Water Transfer

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Sutter Extension Water District
Document Title
2023 MND Water Transfer
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Document Description
The Sutter Extension Water District (SEWD) proposes to sell up to 15,220 acre-feet (AF) of water to the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD), or other South of Delta purchasers, including one or more Central Valley Project contractors, or a buyer diverting the transfer water from within or upstream of the Delta (collectively, “Buyers”) during the 2023 irrigation season. As a willing seller, SEWD would make up to 15,220 AF of water available to Buyers by idling cropland (i.e., non-irrigation of farmland by voluntary participants) and through groundwater substitution (i.e., using groundwater supplies instead of surface water supplies). SEWD's proposed transfer will comply with the current draft Technical Information for Preparing Water Transfer Proposals, dated December 2019 (Draft Technical Information), prepared by the Department of Water Resources (DWR) and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation).

Contact Information

Lynn Phillips
Agency Name
Sutter Extension Water District
Job Title
General Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Yuba City
Cross Streets
Total Acres
Approx. 19,300
Parcel #
State Highways
Hwy 20
Feather River

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
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 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, Sierra Nevada Conservancy, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights
Development Types
Other ((N/A))
Local Actions
Temporary W/T
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Energy, Fiscal Impacts, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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