BVID Sicard Ditch Pipeline Project receives funding

Browns Valley, CA


A $637,320 grant from the Yuba Water Agency  provides funding to help Browns Valley Irrigation District complete project engineering and design, and the California Environmental Quality Act requirements needed to get the Sicard Ditch Pipeline project shovel-ready. 

“This is a game changer for us,” said Ryan McNally, Browns Valley Irrigation District general manager. “Not only will this increase water supply reliability, but it will also give us the ability to eventually serve several hundred additional parcels.”

The Sicard Ditch Pipeline, when complete, will be nearly 10 miles long and will save the district approximately 4,000 acre-feet of water per year, which is equivalent to about four feet of water elevation at Collins Lake. 

Once the first phases of the project are complete, Browns Valley Irrigation District will begin looking for external funding to leverage Yuba Water Agency’s grant.

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