Two-Year Interim Renewal Central Valley Project Water Service Contracts Available for Public Review and Comment

Media Contact: Jeffrey McCracken, 916-978-5100

For Release: December 14, 2007

The Bureau of Reclamation and 17 Central Valley Project (CVP) contractors will be executing 2-year interim renewal contracts effective Saturday, March 1, 2008, to extend the term of the existing interim renewal contracts that expire on Friday, February 29, 2008.

The draft forms of contracts are available for a 60-day public review and comment period and are available on-line at

The 17 CVP contractors affected by renewal contracts include: County of Tulare, County of Fresno, Hills Valley Water District, Kern Tulare Water District, Rag Gulch Water District, Pixley Irrigation District, Tri-Valley Water District, Lower Tule River Irrigation District, City of Tracy (2 contracts), Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency, Santa Clara Valley Water District, Westlands Water District Distribution District 1, Westlands Water District Distribution District 1 (3 contracts), and Westlands Water District Distribution District 2 (1 contract).

Written comments must be received by close of business Thursday, February 14, 2008, and should be sent to Ms. Leslie Barbre, Bureau of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825. Comments may be faxed to 916-978-5292 or e-mailed to For additional information, or to request a copy of the draft forms of contract, please contact Ms. Barbre at 916-978-5254.

If you encounter problems accessing documents online, please contact Ms. Lynnette Wirth at 916-978-5102, or e-mail

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2008 Central Valley Project Interim 2-Year Contracts