In 1957 Biggs-West Gridley Water District (BWGWD), Richvale Irrigation District (RID), Butte Water District (BWD), and Sutter Extension Water District (SEWD) organized to form the Joint Water Districts Board (Joint Districts) to coordinate their efforts in managing the Sutter Butte Canal Company (SBCC) distribution system, which they all share a portion of. In 1969, the Joint Districts entered into a settlement agreement with the State allowing for the diversion of up to 555,000 acre feet from the Feather River at the Thermalito Afterbay following its construction and the construction of Lake Oroville as part of the State Water Project.
The District’s Board of Directors meet the second Tuesday of each month at 10:00 am. Agendas are posted at the District 72 hours in advance at the District office, 735 Virginia St., Gridley, CA 95958.
President - Walt Meyer - Richvale Irrigation District
Vice President - Charlie Etcheverry - Butte Water District
Director - Carl Yank - Sutter Extension Water District
Director - Dominic Nevis - Biggs-West Gridley Water District
Mark Orme - Butte Water District
Lynn Phillips - Sutter Extension Water District
Sean Earley - Richvale Irrigation District
Donnie Stinnett - Joint Water Districts