Browns Valley Irrigation District Information and History

BVID Overview

For a BVID overview (click here)

BVID History


Virginia Ranch Dam Project History

Explaining the Loan, Property Tax, and Bonds (click here)

Before Collins Lake

The BVID Diversion Dam on The Yuba River Around 1890 (click here)

1901 Irrigation Investigation In California (click here)

Virginia Ranch, History of Yuba County California (click here)

BVID News Articles from 1870-1902 (click here)

Virginia Ranch Dam

The Building of a Dam (click here)

In this PDF you will find a summary of the construction of Virginia Ranch Dam and a link that opens a You Tube Slide Show about the construction of Virginia Ranch Dam. The video showcases many photos, which are from the early 1960s, of the Dam's construction.



The Building of a Dam Slides Part 1 (click here)

The Building of a Dam Slides Part 2 (click here)

The two links just above will allow you to view the slides from the You Tube Video "The Building of a Dam".



Collins Lake Status

BVID Dry Creek Recapture Project

Collins Lake Rain Guage

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