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In Water Years 2013 and 2014, California experienced historically low precipitation, resulting in minimal reservoir inflows, low water allocations, challenges managing Delta salinity, and early increases in reservoir releases.

To proactively address potentially dry conditions into WY 2014, the Bureau of Reclamation’s Mid-Pacific Region held a series of meetings in 2013 and early 2014 with Central Valley Project water contractors, power customers, tribes, non-governmental organizations, other federal agencies, and State of California agencies to discuss the status of WY 2013 and possible water management strategies for WY 2014. The goal of the meetings was to raise awareness about potential future conditions, facilitate open communication, and brainstorm water management considerations in the event conditions were to stay dry into WY 2014.

Customers and stakeholders provided ideas and suggestions for Reclamation’s consideration in developing strategies in support of WY 2014. From the interested parties’ input, Reclamation developed the “2014 Central Valley Project Water Plan.” Today, as we face a potentially fourth dry year, the Mid-Pacific Region will once again hold stakeholder meetings to provide updates and share perspectives on what has occurred to date in WY 2014, to begin looking ahead to WY 2015, and to developed a “2015 CVP Water Plan.”

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For additional information or assistance, please contact:
Shana Kaplan
Chief of Staff
Lisa Navarro
Public Affairs Specialist
September 24, 2014


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For assistance or additional information about this website, please contact Public Affairs
Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region
2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento CA  95825-1898
Main 916-978-5100   |   FAX 916-978-5114   |   TTY 916-978-5608
Reclamation Officials' Telephone Number

Last update: April 24, 2013

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