Garden Highway Mutual Water Company Winter Water Rights Application A031191


SCH Number
Lead Agency
State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights
Document Title
Garden Highway Mutual Water Company Winter Water Rights Application A031191
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Irrigated rice fields
Document Description
On February 20, 2001, Garden Highway Mutual Water Company filed an application to appropriate water by permit (A031191) with the State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights. Application A031191 requests a permit for the direct diversion at a maximum direct diversion rate of 86.0 cfs not to exceed 4,320 acre-feet (af) per diversion season of water from Feather River in Sutter County. The point of diversion (POD) is an existing pump station located at the end of an approximately 850-foot pump intake channel connected to the Feather River. The pump station consists of three vertical turbine pumps installed on a piled support structure. The appropriated water will be used for flooding rice fields during the season of diversion for rice straw decomposition, incidental irrigation of food and cover crops. The proposed season of diversion is from October 1 of each year to March 31 of the succeeding year.

Contact Information

Phillip Zoucha
Agency Name
State Water Resources Control Board
Job Title
Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Northern California, Unincorporated
Cross Streets
Garden Highway and Cypress Avenue
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Highway 99
Feather River

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), 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), Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights
Development Types
Water Facilities (Existing water diversion facility)(Type River Pumps, MGD 55.6), Other (Irrigated rice fields)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]

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