YCWA will transfer up to 5,000 acre-feet of water to CCWD between August 1 and December 20, 2023. In response to the extreme drought conditions in 2021 and 2022, YCWA, CCWD and East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) entered into an agreement under which CCWD, or EBMUD, or both, could divert water made available for transfer by YCWA under the Lower Yuba River Accord (Yuba Accord) and State Water Resources Control Board Corrected Order WR 2008-0014. Due to the improved hydrologic conditions and water supply situation this year, EBMUD has opted not to purchase transfer water from YCWA this year.
On December 21, 2022, the State Water Resources Control Board approved a temporary change petition to add CCWD’s intakes as points of rediversion on YCWA’s water rights, which allows CCWD to divert the transfer water from YCWA using CCWD’s existing Rock Slough, Old River, and/or Middle River Intakes. The transfer water will be used within the authorized place of use for Yuba Accord transfer water, which includes the service areas of the Central Valley Project (CVP) and the State Water Project. CCWD’s service area is within the CVP service area. Transfer water will be diverted by CCWD to store in its Los Vaqueros Reservoir and will be used as a supplemental water supply in future dry years to mitigate for anticipated water-supply shortages in CCWD’s service area and/or by exchange or wheeling arrangements with one or more of the Bay Area Regional Reliability Project agencies, including Alameda County Water District, that are within the authorized place of use for Yuba Accord transfer water.