Reclamation Announces 2-Year Interim Renewal Central Valley Project Water Service Contracts for Public Review and Comment

Media Contact: Pete Lucero, 916-978-5100

For Release: January 15, 2010

The Bureau of Reclamation intends to execute 16 Central Valley Project (CVP) 2-year interim renewal contracts, with an effective date of March 1, 2010, to extend the term of the existing interim renewal contracts that expire on February 28, 2010.

The draft forms of contracts are available for public review and comment and are available online at  If you encounter problems accessing documents online, please call 916-978-5100 or e-mail

The 16 CVP contracts affected by the renewal include:  County of Tulare, County of Fresno, Hills Valley Water District, Kern-Tulare Water District (two contracts), Pixley Irrigation District, Tri-Valley Water District, Lower Tule River Irrigation District, City of Tracy (two contracts), Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency/Santa Clara Valley Water District/Westlands Water District Distribution District 1, Westlands Water District Distribution District 1 (three contracts), Westlands Water District, and Westlands Water District Distribution District 2.

Written comments must be received by close of business Friday, February 19, 2010, and should be sent to Ms. Karen Hall, 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. Hall at 916-978-5254 (TDD 916-978-5608).

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