26 Central Valley Project Long-Term Water Service Contracts Available for Public Review and Comment

Media Contact: Jeffrey McCracken, 916-978-5100

For Release: October 26, 2004

The Bureau of Reclamation and 26 Central Valley Project (CVP) Contractors have completed negotiation of their CVP long-term water service contracts (see following list) for approximately 580,000 acre-feet of water. The contracts were negotiated and completed under the Central Valley Project Improvement Act and are available for a 60-day public review and comment period.

Significant terms of the contracts include: an initial 25-year term for irrigation and mixed irrigation and municipal and industrial (M&I) contracts; an initial 40-year term for M&I only contracts; tiered water pricing; opportunities for contractors to engage in water management activities such as transfers, water banking, and ground-water recharge; project water measurement; and communication, cooperation, and coordination between the parties to improve management and operation of the CVP.

The forms of contract are available on-line at www.usbr.gov/mp/cvpia/3404c/index.html, click on 2004 Forms of Contract and scroll to the desired contract. Written comments must be received by close of business on Monday, December 27, 2004, and should be sent to: Mr. Richard Stevenson, Bureau of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way, MP-440, Sacramento CA 95825. Comments may also be e-mailed to rstevenson@mp.usbr.gov or faxed to 916-978-5292.

To request a copy of the forms of contract, please contact Ms. Nancy Anderson at 916-978-5254, TDD 916-978-5608. Negotiations continue for the renewal of the remaining CVP long-term water service contracts. Additional information on Reclamation's contract renewal process can be accessed online at www.usbr.gov/mp/cvpia/3404c/index.html. If you encounter problems accessing documents online, please contact Ms. Lynnette Wirth at 916-978-5102 or e-mail lwirth@mp.usbr.gov.

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Central Valley Project
Long-Term Water Service Contractors

Friant Division

  • Lewis Creek Water District

Delta-Mendota Canal (Delta Division)

  • Banta-Carbona Irrigation District
    Broadview Water District
  • Centinella Water District
  • Del Puerto Water District
  • Eagle Field Water District
  • Laguna Water District
  • Mercy Springs Water District
  • Oro Loma Water District
  • Patterson Irrigation District
  • West Side Irrigation District, The
  • West Stanislaus Irrigation District
  • Westland Water District,
  • Distribution District No. 2
  • Widren Water District

Mendota Pool (Delta Division)

  • Coehlo Family Trust
  • Fresno Slough Water District
  • James Irrigation District
  • Reclamation District No. 1606
  • Tranquillity Irrigation District
  • Tranquillity Public Utility District

San Luis Unit

  • California Department of Fish and Game
  • City of Coalinga
  • City of Huron
  • Pacheco Water District
  • Panoche Water District
  • San Luis Water District

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26 Central Valley Project Long-Term Water Service Contracts Available for Public Review and Comment