Agricultural Development Feasibility Assessment

Client: El Dorado County Water Agency

Funder: El Dorado County Water Agency

Location: El Dorado County, CA

Date: 2018 - 2019

Irrigated agriculture in El Dorado County supports the local economy and currently generates over $40 million annually. The El Dorado County Water Agency (EDCWA) is evaluating the feasibility of developing additional water supplies to support expansion of irrigated acreage in the county and engaged Davids Engineering and ERA Economics to complete an agricultural development feasibility assessment study. ERA Economics led an analysis and evaluation of economic conditions, and Davids Engineering led an evaluation of the physical suitability for lands for agricultural development using a variety of GIS datasets and geoprocessing tools and techniques, development of crop coefficients using METRIC, and a crop root zone water budget model to estimate crop applied water requirements. This study provides valuable information to EDCWA as they evaluate the feasibility of developing additional water supplies.

All Projects

Moore Siphon Replacement Project

Dos Rios Ranch SB88 Compliance and Crop Planning Analysis

Hart Ranch On-Farm Irrigation Efficiency Improvements

Orland Project Distribution System Modernization

Water Management Plan Compliance Mapping

Agricultural Development Feasibility Assessment

Analysis of Effects of Water Management on Evapotranspiration from Managed Wetlands

Garden Highway Mutual Water Company Water Control Projects

Richvale Irrigation District Phase I Infrastructure Modernization

Joint Water Districts Board SCADA

Sutter Mutual Water Company Modernization Support

Shasta Valley Groundwater Monitoring

Time Series Evapotranspiration and Applied Water Estimates from Remote Sensing

Customer Delivery Measurement Data Collection and Accounting (RemoteTracker Implementation)

SGMA Technical Support Services and Prop 1 Stressed Basin Grant Project

Efficiency Conservation Definite Plan and Conservation Program

Boundary Outflow Measurements

Oakdale Irrigation District Agricultural Water Management Plan

Yuba Water Agency Agricultural Water Managment Plan

Feather River Agricultural Water Management Plan (FRRAWMP)

Colusa Subbasin Groundwater Sustainability Plan Development

Madera and Chowchilla Subbasins Groundwater Sustainability Plans

2022 Verification Project for Madera County GSAs

Little Shasta River Efficiency Study

Mill Creek Flow Measurement Improvements

Kettle Spring Improvement Project

Antelope Creek Fish Passage Improvement Project

Conservation Planning and Operations Decision Support