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

Media Contact: Pete Lucero, MP Region Public Affairs Officer, 916-978-5100

For Release: December 02, 2011

The Bureau of Reclamation and the Cross Valley contractors intend to execute eight Central Valley Project two-year interim renewal contracts, with an effective date of March 1, 2012, to extend the term of the existing interim renewal contracts that expire on February 29, 2012. This action is dependent upon the finalization of the National Environmental Policy Act documentation and Endangered Species Act compliance. 

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 eight Cross Valley Central Valley Project contractors affected by the renewal are the County of Tulare, County of Fresno, Hills Valley Water District, Kern-Tulare Water District (two contracts), Pixley Irrigation District, Tri-Valley Water District and Lower Tule River Irrigation District.

Written comments must be received by the close of business on Wednesday, February 1, 2012, and should be sent to Rena Ballew, Bureau of Reclamation, 1243 “N” Street, Fresno, CA 93721. Comments may be faxed to 559-487-5397 or e-mailed to For additional information or to request a copy of the draft forms of contract, please contact Ms. Ballew at 559-487-5504 (TDD 800-735-2929).

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