Sutter Mutual Water Company Modernization Support

Client: Sutter Mutual Water Company

Funder: Sutter Mutual Water Company

Location: Sutter County, CA

Date: 2020 - present

The Sutter Mutual Water Company (SMWC or Company) was established in February 1919. The Company’s primary function is to supply high quality irrigation water at a reasonable cost to Landowners within the service area. SMWC serves roughly 47,000 acres mostly south of the Tisdale Bypass between the Sacramento River to the west and the Sutter Bypass to the east. The Company operates and maintains over 200 miles of open channel canals systems and 500 turnouts. This distribution system is served by three diversion points from the Sacramento River (from north to south): Tisdale Pumping Plant, State Ranch Pumping Plant, and Portuguese Bend Pumping Plant.

Starting in early 2020, Davids Engineering has been supporting the company in their efforts to modernize their water distribution and drainage systems. Our initial efforts have focused on creating comprehensive inventories of their water management infrastructure, field delineations, and cropping patterns. After successfully completing this first phase of work, we are continuing our efforts to implement turnout level flow measurement with the RemoteTracker system at all 500 farm-gate deliveries. This includes the data management systems for managing water delivery data and using these data to develop customer invoices. Additionally, Davids Engineering has been providing on-call modernization support services, including advancing ITRC recommendations from conceptual design through implementation. Specific tasks include identifying and securing grant funding opportunities, advancing designs from conceptual level through final designs, construction management, incorporating remote monitoring and control (i.e., SCADA), and other needs as specified by SMWC.

All Projects

Tehama County Groundwater Sustainability Plan Implementation 

Colusa Subbasin Groundwater Sustainability Plan Revisions

Madera Subbasin Groundwater Sustainability Plan Revisions 

Chowchilla Subbasin Groundwater Sustainability Plan Revisions

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