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Collins Lake Capacity

21,880 acre-feet of a maximum 49,500 acre-feet of usable water as of 04/12/2021.

BVID News

Collins Lake Monday Update

This morning, Collins Lake’s elevation was 1150.4 feet. This elevation number calculates to 21,880 acre-feet of usable water or 44.2 percent of usable capacity. To see the Monday Chart please Click on the following link: Lake Chart  

2021 Irrigation Season Update

Browns Valley Irrigation District will begin delivering water on April 15, 2021. It typically takes a few days to fully charge the delivery system, most customers should be receiving irrigation toward the end of next week. District customers should expect some common irrigation season delays that are associated with charging the water delivery system. Please […]

Town Hall Meeting Thank You From BVID

The Browns Valley Irrigation District staff would like to thank you for all who attended the Town Hall Meeting last Tuesday. We had an incredible turnout. We at BVID hope that everyone thought it was informative and we appreciate the questions and feedback from the community. As the irrigation season progresses, BVID will provide weekly […]

BVID COVID 19 Response – March 19, 2020

The safety and wellness of our community, customers and team is our highest priority as we face the COVID-19 crisis together.  However, as we are beginning to see, steps to protect each other might mean enduring some hardships for a little while as we do our best to maintain business continuity. As a public agency, […]

YCWA Groundwater Fairness Act Resolution – September 30, 2016

GFA Resolution 2016-13

Groundwater Fairness Act – Legal Opinion

Letter to Proponents Submitted to Yuba County Water Agency

Groundwater Fairness Act – FAQ

The proposed Groundwater Fairness Act (Initiative)

Browns Valley Irrigation District

The Browns Valley Irrigation District (BVID) is one of the oldest continually operating irrigation district in the state of California. It was established on September 19, 1888 under the “Wright Irrigation Act.”

At present, there are 55,000 acres in the District served with 200 miles of open ditch and 70 miles of pipeline. The district has experienced rapid change over the past few years. What was a district serving water to pasture and orchard lands is now serving water to family orchards, garden areas and landscapes. The number of customers has grown from 300 to over 1500. Some water is being sold for domestic use and it is anticipated that more domestic water will be sold in the near future.

It is very likely that BVID will continue to change significantly over the next several years. Surrounding areas are being looked at for possible annexation. Miles of new pipelines are being planned to presently un-served areas as well as for piping existing ditches. Most of the changes will be driven by development in the area as BVID strives to keep up with the growth.

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Irrigation Application

An Irrigation Application must be completed per parcel.

Service Application

Please contact the District Office to confirm current hook-up costs.

Water Loading Permit

You must obtain an approved water fill location site from the District Office & keep your water permit in your water truck at all times.