Draft Sacramento River Settlement Contractors Environmental Impact Statement Correction

Media Contact: Jeffrey McCracken, 916-978-5100

For Release: October 29, 2004

On October 1, 2004, the Bureau of Reclamation made available for public review and comment the Draft Sacramento River Settlement Contractors Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). Appendix C of the Draft EIS contains three contracts: (1) USBR Exhibit 17, the negotiated version that forms the basis for the preferred alternative; (2) USBR Exhibit 1, the version first proposed by Reclamation that forms the basis for Alternative 2; and (3) USBR Exhibit 3, which is Reclamation's response to Contractor Exhibit 1, Draft Standard Irrigation District Form, dated May 31, 2002. Contractor Exhibit 1 is the Contractor's initial proposal and is the basis for Alternative 3, as explained in Chapter 2 of the Draft EIS.

Due to a collation error, rather than Contractor Exhibit 1, USBR Exhibit 3 was included as part of Appendix C. Contractor Exhibit 1, which has been available to the public online or upon request since May 2002, is located online at www.usbr.gov/mp/srsc/docs/CtrExh1-Dft-StandIrrigForm5-31-02.pdf. A revised Appendix C is available online at www.usbr.gov/mp/cvpia/3404c/index.html, click on Draft EISs, and scroll to Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Renewal of Sacramento River Settlement Contracts - Revised Appendix C.

For additional information or to request a copy of the revised Appendix C and/or the Draft EIS, please contact Mr. Buford Holt, Reclamation, at 530-276-2047, TDD 530-275-8991. Additional information on the contract renewal process is available online at www.usbr.gov/mp/cvpia/3404c/index.html.

# # #

Reclamation is the largest wholesale water supplier and the second largest producer of hydroelectric power in the United States, with operations and facilities in the 17 Western States. Its facilities also provide substantial flood control, recreation, and fish and wildlife benefits. Visit our website at www.usbr.gov and follow us on Twitter @USBR.

Relevant Link:

Revised Appendix C - Sacramento River Settlement Contractors Environmental Impact Statement