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Mid Pacific Region
Water Year 2014 Initial Water Supply Allocation
February 2014

 

Sacramento Valley Water Year Type and Percentage of Average Runoff

North of Delta (percentages of contracted water supply)

South of Delta (percentages of contracted water supply)

 

 

AG

M&I

R

WR

AG

M&I

R

WR

Conservative Forecast (90%)

Critical 33% of WY Average

0

50

40**

40***

0

50

40**

40***

Median Forecast (50%)

Critical  43% of Average

0

50

75

75

0

50

75

75

5 Yr Average Allocation

75

90

88

88

37

74

88

88

Ag = Agriculture   M&I = Municipal and Industrial   R = Refuges   WR = Water Rights  

* North-of-Delta M&I water service contractors who are serviced by Folsom Reservoir on the American River are allocated 50 percent of their historic use.
* Contra Costa Water District, which receives water directly from the Delta, is allocated 50 percent of its historic use amount of 170,000 acre-feet.
**The allocation shown in the table for wildlife refuges applies to Level 2 water supplies.  A full refuge water supply (including Level 2 and incremental Level 4 water) is 555,515 acre-feet.  Level 2 is 422,251 acre-feet which accounts for approximately three-fourths of annual refuge needs.
*** The allocation for water rights contractors are based upon pre-CVP held water rights and wildlife refuge contractors are based upon pre-established Shasta inflow criteria.

News Release
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Reclamation Announces Update to 2014 CVP Water Supply
for Settlement Contractors and Refuges

April 18, 2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Bureau of Reclamation today announced an update to the February 2014 Central Valley Project water supply for Sacramento River Settlement Contractors and wildlife refuges north-of-delta. This update reflects improved precipitation and runoff in Northern California to date.

Based on the California Department of Water Resources’ April 1, Runoff Forecast, current hydrological conditions and actions taken to date to manage scarce supplies, the available contractual supply for North-of-Delta Settlement Contractor’s and wildlife refuges increased from 40 percent to 75 percent. Allocations for all other water contractors serviced by the CVP remain the same.

“In light of this year’s lower than average CVP water supply, Reclamation and its federal, state and local partners have been committed to ensuring our water resources are available, not just for today but for the future,” Reclamation’s Mid-Pacific Regional Director David Murillo said today. “The low initial allocation announced on Feb. 21, has been difficult for all CVP contractors, however, with the recent precipitation, it is with some optimism that we are able to increase the available supply for these two entities. We also continue to work toward stretching available water supplies as far as possible for all of our water contractors as we manage through the drought.”

“This type of water year reinforces the critical need for long-term solutions to drought management and improving California’s water supply reliability,” Murillo continued. “While managing the existing water resources stored in reservoirs across the region, we remain committed to working with our partners to develop a firm water supply for the future.”

Reclamation will continue to monitor water supply data provided by the state and will make adjustments to the allocation as soon as they are indicated. Changes to hydrology and opportunities to exercise operational flexibility of the CVP are factors and conditions that will influence the water supply and allocations as the water year progresses.

North-of-Delta Contractors
Sacramento River

American River

In-Delta

South-of-Delta Contractors

Wildlife Refuges

Friant Division Contractors

Eastside Water Service Contractors

As the water year progresses, changes to hydrology and opportunities to exercise operational flexibility of the CVP are factors and conditions that will influence future allocations. Water supply updates will be made as appropriate and posted on Reclamation’s website at http://www.usbr.gov/mp/pa/water.

For additional information, please contact the Public Affairs Office at 916-978-5100 (TTY 800-877-8339) or email mppublicaffairs@usbr.gov.

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