Reclamation Releases Environmental Documents for Firebaugh Canal Water District Canal Lining Project

Media Contact: Pete Lucero, 916 978 5100

For Release: September 30, 2011

The Bureau of Reclamation has released final environmental documents for canal and pump station improvements in the Firebaugh Canal Water District, which will be partially funded with a grant from the WaterSMART Program. The program provides funding for water conservation projects across the 17 western states.

FCWD (Firebaugh Canal Water District) will line 2.6 miles of canal with concrete to reduce water seepage and will upgrade a pump station to improve water management. The FCWD is located near Fresno, Calif., and the canal is located west of Firebaugh, Calif.

The Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact were prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and may be viewed online at the online address below. If you encounter problems accessing the documents, please call 916-978-5100 (TTY 916-978-5608) or e-mail To request a copy of the documents or for additional information, please contact Sheri Looper at 916-978-5556 or

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