NOTICE: Petitions filed to transfer up to 183,418 acre-feet from water right holders in the Sacramento Valley to various SWP and CVP Contractors

From the State Water Resources Control Board:

Notice is hereby given that on March 12, 2021, several parties filed with the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) a Petition for Temporary Change under Water Code section 1725, et seq.  

These parties include Reclamation District No. 1004, Princeton-Codora-Glenn Irrigation District, Provident Irrigation District, Plumas Mutual Water Company, River Garden Farms, Reclamation District No.108, Sutter Mutual Water Company, Conaway Preservation Group, Natomas Central Mutual Water Company, Jack W. Baber, Sycamore Mutual Water Company, Windswept Orchards, LLC, David and Alice Te Velde Family Revocable Trust, Henle Family Farms, and Pelger Mutual Water Company.

The petitions request the transfer of a combined total of up to 183,418 acre-feet of water for use within various State Water Project and Central Water Project service areas. Water will be made available for transfer through crop idling/shifting and/or groundwater substitution. Temporary changes approved pursuant to Water Code section 1725 may be effective for up to one year.  

Each transfer is proposed to occur between May 1 and September 30.  A link to all petition submittals for the temporary changes listed above is available on the State Water Board’s website at: 2021 Notices.  Attached is a copy of the notice that includes additional information.   

Comments filed in response to this notice must be received by 4:30 p.m. on April 21, 2021. 

For more information regarding this matter, please contact Patricia Fernandez by email at   

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