LOCATION: The subject property is located on the south side of Lurline Road in Colusa County. The nearest town of Colusa lies about two and one half (2 ½) miles to the east of the property. The west border of the property borders the 2047 drainage canal for a distance of about two (2) miles starting at Lurline Road on the north end and running to Hwy 20 on the south end of the property. The Colusa Wildlife Refuge borders the subject property with only Hwy 20 separating them. The farming portion adjoins the hunting portion which is protected by a wildlife easement.
INGRESS/EGRESS: The farm and recreation (hunting) property can be accessed a couple of ways. The north border adjoins Lurline Road which runs east and west. Turning east on Lurline Road and driving two and one-half (2 ½) miles puts you into the town of Colusa, turning west and driving five (5) miles puts you on Interstate 5 freeway about four (4) miles north of Williams, California. You can also get to the ranch off Hwy 20 about (2 ½) miles west of Colusa.
ASSESSOR PARCEL NUMBERS: Colusa County assessor parcel numbers:
DESCRIPTION: This property has three parcels that are contiguous to one another. Two of the parcels are protected with a federal conservation easement and cannot be farmed. These parcels are in a Wetlands Reserve Program and can only be used for recreation, hunting, fishing, etc. The 321.68 acres of easement property is used for recreation purposes. The balance of the subject property (166.23 acres) can be used for farming and has currently been used for growing rice. This parcel is contiguous to the recreational property and is also used for duck hunting. The hunting property has five three man duck blinds and the adjoining rice farming parcel has four three man duck blinds.
OIL, GAS & MINERAL RIGHTS: There are no oil, gas and mineral rights available with this property.
PROPERTY TAXES: The three (3) parcels are all enrolled in the Williamson Act.
SOILS: The soil is primarily Grimes Clay which is a grade four (4) soil. This soil is well suited for growing rice.
WATER: The property has Zumwalt Mutual Irrigation District water. The 2016 district water costs was $110.00 per acre for rice water. Winter duck water full service $22.50 per acre. One time, decomp flood $15.00 per acre. Breakdown of Zumwalt Irrigation District charges is water $80.00 per acre, stand-by charge $27.00 per acre and $3.80 tax = $110.00 per acre charge for rice water.
LEASEHOLD: The farming portion of the property can be farmed in 2017. The 321.68 acre wetlands easement used for hunting and fishing along with the 166.23 acre farming portion have one year left on a hunting lease with Wilderness Unlimited Inc. The lease ends on March 30, 2018. The lease payment to landowner is paid in two $20,257.50 payments for a yearly total of $40,515.00. The property owner pays water costs of $22.50 per acre for a total of $10,980 per year.
PRICE: This property may be purchased as a whole or separately.
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