Released On: December 06, 2010
The Bureau of Reclamation has released a Draft Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact (Draft EA/FONSI) regarding the execution of a long-term Warren Act contract with Cawelo Water District. The Warren Act of 1911 authorized the Secretary of the Interior to enter into Warren Act contracts to store and/or convey non-Central Valley Project water in the excess capacity of federal facilities.
Under the proposal, a Warren Act contract would be executed to convey up to 20,000 acre-feet of previously banked non-Central Valley Project water through the Friant-Kern Canal from Cawelo Water District for delivery via exchange by Alameda County Flood Control and Water Conservation District Zone 7. In addition, Reclamation would issue a license to Cawelo Water District to pump groundwater across Reclamation's right-of-way and into the Friant-Kern Canal at various locations.
The Draft EA/FONSI were prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and are available at http://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_projdetails.cfm?Project_ID=6776. If you encounter problems accessing the documents online, please call 916-978-5100 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Written comments must be received by close of business Monday, January 3, 2011, and should be sent to Patti Clinton, Bureau of Reclamation, South-Central California Area Office, 1243 N Street, Fresno, CA 93721. Comments may also be faxed to Ms. Clinton at 559-487-5194 or e-mailed to email@example.com. For additional information or to request a copy of the Draft EA/FONSI, please contact Ms. Clinton at 559-487-5127, TTY 800-735-2922. Copies of the draft documents may also be viewed at Reclamation's Fresno office at the above address.
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