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Warren Act and Other Contracts Warren Act and Other Contracts
Washoe Project The Washoe Project comprises the drainage basins of the Truckee and lower Carson Rivers. The project covers an area in west central Nevada that includes the cities of Reno, Sparks and Fallon, and the Town of Fernley. The project also covers a small portion of east central California in the vicinity of Lake Tahoe, including the cities of Truckee, Tahoe City, and South Lake Tahoe. The project was designed to improve the regulation of runoff from the Truckee and lower Carson River systems. It also provides fishery uses, flood protection, fish and wildlife benefits, and recreation development. The Truckee and the lower Carson Rivers and their tributaries are the principal streams in the project area. The rivers drain the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada and are fed primarily by melting snow. The flows are high in the spring but drop sharply after midsummer. Major features of the project include Prosser Creek, Stampede, and Marble Bluff Dams, and Pyramid Lake Fishway, now in operation.
Water Banking The goal for preparing Guidelines is to provide criteria under which districts who receive Central Valley Project (CVP) water under water service or repayment contracts, water rights settlement contracts, or exchange contracts can participate in groundwater banking programs outside their contract service areas. The use of CVP water for water banking purposes will provide CVP contractors? operational flexibility and will facilitate better management of CVP water supplies for drought planning and water supply reliability.
Water Contractors Listings of Water Contrators (Agricultural and M&I) and Water Users and their websites
Water Cycle, The Earth's water is always in movement, and the water cycle, also known as the hydrologic cycle, describes the continuous movement of water on, above, and below the surface of the Earth. Since the water cycle is truly a "cycle," there is no beginning or end. Water can change states among liquid, vapor, and ice at various places in the water cycle, with these processes happening in the blink of an eye and over millions of years.
Water Education Center, American River The American River Water Education Center The American River Water Education Center, located at Folsom Dam, offers an exciting way to experience the watershed of the American River and to appreciate the importance of water in California.
Water Science for Schools Welcome to the U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) Water Science for Schools web site! We offer information on many aspects of water, along with pictures, data, maps, and an interactive center where you can give opinions and test your water knowledge. You can choose a topic from the menu below, get a description of our main water topics, or view our site map. This Web site is also available in Spanish
Watershare WaterShare Documents include: Performance Measures for Water Use Efficiency Projects, Ag Annual Update, Bureau of Reclamation Criteria, Central Valley Project Improvement Act, Conservation Connection Newsletters, Mid-Pacific Region Annual Reports, Project Reports, Reclamation Reform Act, USBR Drought Handbook, Water Management Planning
Watershare (Water Conservation Program) Water Conservation Program - Welcome to WaterShare, the Mid-Pacific Region's virtual water conservation center. At this site you'll find technical advice for professional water managers; water wise gardens of California; and activities for students K-12 to learn about water conservation.
Watershare Links WaterShare recommended links include: Agriculture, Urban, General Education, Water and Energy, Government Resources
Watershare Resources WaterShare 2005 resources include - Standard Criteria for Evaluating Water Management Plans Using the Ag BMP Calculation Tables Urban BMP Calculation Tables Online Reporting Best Management Practice Ag Annual Update Forms Mail-In Hard Copy Only Final 2004 Refuge Criteria 2004 Final Regional Criteria Drought Handbook Teacher Lesson Plans
Watershare, Documents WaterShare Documents available include:Performance Measures for Water Use Efficiency Projects Ag Annual Update Bureau of Reclamation Criteria Central Valley Project Improvement Act Conservation Connection Newsletters Mid-Pacific Region Annual Reports Project Reports Reclamation Reform Act USBR Drought Handbook Water Management Planning
West San Joaquin Division (CVP) San Luis Unit - CA The San Luis Unit, a part of the Central Valley Project and also part of the State of California Water Plan, was authorized in 1960. Reclamation and the State of California constructed and operates this unit jointly.
Wildlife Management, Klamath Project Public Law 88-567 Act of September 2, 1964 (Kuchel Act) 78 Stat.850 Section 1. Policy of the Congress. ? It is hereby declared to be the policy of the Congress to stabilize the ownership of the land in the Klamath Federal reclamation project, Oregon and California, as well as the administration and management of the Klamath Federal reclamation project and the Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge, Upper Klamath National Wildlife Refuge, and Clear Lake National Wildlife Refuge, to preserve intact the necessary existing habitat for migratory waterfowl in the vital area of the Pacific flyway, and to prevent depredations of migratory waterfowl on the agricultural crops in the Pacific Coast States. (78 Stat. 850; 16 U.S.C. ? 695k)



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