Public Scoping Report Available For Proposed Long-Term Water Transfers

Media Contact: Pete Lucero, 916-978-5100

For Release: May 12, 2011

The Bureau of Reclamation and the San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority (SLDMWA) has made available a Public Scoping Report for proposed Long-Term Water Transfers (LTWT). This report provides information on LTWT and public comments during January and February 2011.

Reclamation, the lead federal agency under the National Environmental Policy Act and the SLDMWA, the lead state agency under the California Environmental Quality Act, will be preparing an Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report for LTWT later this year on the effects of proposed water transfers from willing sellers in northern California to buyers south of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and in the San Francisco Bay Area. Updates will be announced through press releases and the website as additional information becomes available.

The Public Scoping Report is available online at Reclamation's LTWT website: For additional information, or to request a copy of the report, please contact Mr. Brad Hubbard, Reclamation, by email or 916-978-5204 (TTY 916-978-5608); or Ms. Frances Mizuno, San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority, at or 209-832-6200.

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Relevant Link:

Reclamation's Long-Term Water Tranfers Website