Property ID : King Farms
For Sale - Price Reduced $7,656,000 (+/-$22,000 per acre) - Nuts, Permanent Planting
+/-348 Acres – Almonds – Arbuckle, CA - Colusa County - Other
+/-348 Acres – Almonds – Arbuckle, CA
Property is located along the east side of Grimes-Arbuckle Road, between Tule and Hahn Road. Approximately two (2) miles northeast of Arbuckle in Colusa County, CA.
Colusa County APN’s: 019-130-009, 019-130-010, 019-130-002, 019-130-037, 019-130-003 and 019-130-086 (w 2/3 of n 1/2).
(Acreage is subject to change due to survey and lot line adjustment.)
+/- 335 Acres of Almonds:
Block 1: +/- 72 Acres. +/-36 Acres NP, +/-12 Acres Carmel, +/-12 Acres Monterey and +/-12 Acres Aldrich. 16’ x 24’. Planted in 2006.
Block 2: +/- 74 Acres. +/-24.8 Acres Winters, +/-24.6 Acres Aldrich and +/-24.6 Acres Monterey. Marianna rootstock. 14’ x 24’. Planted in 2008.
Block 3: +/- 27 Acres. +/-9 Acres NP, +/-9 Acres Butte, +/-9 Acres Aldrich. NP on Krymsk and Winters/Aldrich on Marianna. 15’ x 24’. NP planted in 2015/2016, Butte and Aldrich planted in 2007. NP replaced Carmel.
Block 4: +/- 69 Acres. +/-23.3 Acres Winters, +/-23.1 Acres Aldrich, +/-23.1 Acres Monterey, +/-11.5 Acres Aldrich. 14’x 24′. Planted in 2008
Block 5: +/- 27 Acres. +/-13.5 Acres NP, +/-4.5 Acres Carmel, +/-4.5 Acres Monterey, and +/-4.5 Acres Aldrich. 13’ x 24’. Planted in 2011.
Block 6: +/- 15 Acres. +/-7.7 Acres NP, +/-3.6 Acres Aldrich and +/-3.7 Acres Monterey. Krymsk rootstock. 13’ x 24’. Planted in 2013.
Block 7: +/- 15 Acres. +/-10 Acres NP, +/-2.5 Acres Aldrich and +/-2.5 Acres Monterey. Krymsk rootstock. 13’ x 24’. Planted in 2015.
Block 8: +/- 39.6 Acres, +/-19.8 Acres NP, +/-6.6 Acres Aldrich, +/-6.6 Acres Butte, and +/-6.6 Acres Monterey. Krymsk rootstock. 14’ x 20’. Planted in 2014.
Blocks 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 are marketed with Blue Diamond.
(SEE PLANTING MAP FOR BLOCK LOCATIONS.)
Two (2) groundwater wells and one (1) lift pump with combined conjunctive capacity of +/-6,780 GPM with pressurized filter systems at three (3) sites. South well (100 HP) electric motor pumping +/-1,700 GPM and exclusive license to North well (250 HP) electric motor pumping +/-2,580 GPM. Lift pump is located on the Colusa Basin Drain with pressurized capacity of +/-2,500 GPM with own filter system. The north well is located on NRCS wetland parcel but will be exclusively used for almond acreage. Both deep Ag wells tied to variable frequency drives and any one of the wells or lift pumps can be used to irrigate any block. Currently the two (2) wells are used to irrigate +/-170 acres of seller’s row crop acreage and to sell water and electricity to irrigate approximately +/-100 acres of neighbor’s property.
Blocks 1-7 have been improved with double line drip. Block 8 has been improved with micro sprinklers.
Sale include 325 shares Colusa Drain Mutual Water Company (CDMWC). CDMWC Annual assessment is $4.50 per acre. Water cost is per acre basis, crop depending. $41.00 per acre for CDMWC almond irrigation for 2023 Season. In addition, property includes appropriative rights covering +/-334.9 acres and additional riparian rights. Inquire for license and permit info.
Adjacent NRCS wetland parcels will be developed as the Spring Valley Multi-Benefit Recharge Project with seasonal flooding for seasonal wetlands and aquifer recharge credits. Set up anticipating the implementation of a groundwater credit and groundwater trading market for the Colusa Subbasin under SGMA.
Property has been structured to maximize productive almond acreage and water infrastructure for the +/-335 acres of almonds. Project is carbon neutral since solar panel installation meets all existing electricity needs for irrigation with excess capacity to divert winter flow water for multi-benefit recharge.
Water system is set up to provide unquestioned conjunctive capacity via two (2) wells during critically dry years and an additional +/-2,500 GPM of surface water from the CDMWC during non-critical years. DWR measured standing water level at 36 feet on April 2023 (DWR water level info is available).
Row crop acreage and riparian habitat on the Colusa Basin Drain will be converted by Seller to seasonal wetlands and native pollinator habitat on riparian berm on west side of the Drain channel.
Seller has been an active adopter of cover crops with 6 year history planting cover crops. Active collaborator with UC Davis researchers regarding Honeybee and Native Pollinator health, soil health and carbon sequestration. Currently working on enrollment process for the Blue Diamond Grower Sustainability Incentive Program with previous participation at the Gold Level Certification.
See ‘Soil Map’ and ‘Soil Description’ for information.
Property has a newly built +/-1,760 sq. ft. metal shop.
Onsite solar panel facility that was installed in November/December of 2014 with annual production of 450,000 to 500,000 Kwh. Facility provides 100% of electricity usage with excess capacity for max evapotranspiration of completely mature orchard. Lifetime solar production of over 2 Megawatts.
- Groundwater Disclosure
The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) requires groundwater basins to be sustainable by 2040. SGMA requires a Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) by 2020. Said plans may limit ground water pumping. For more information please visit the SGMA website at www.sgma.water.ca.gov/portal/ .
A great opportunity to purchase +/-348 Gross Acres (+/-335 Net Acres) of Almonds and Open Land in Colusa County, CA. There are 325 shares of Colusa Drain Mutual Water Company, and two (2) groundwater wells and pumps. The property also has a newly built metal shop and a solar panel system that was installed in 2014.
Active adopter of cover crops with 5 year history planting cover crops. Active collaborator with UC Davis researchers regarding Honeybee and Native Pollinator health, soil health and carbon sequestration. Currently working on enrollment process for the Blue Diamond Grower Sustainability Incentive Program with expectations of Triple Diamond Certification.
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