Final EA/FONSI Available for the Partial Assignment of 5,000 Acre-Feet of Southern San Joaquin Municipal Utility District’s CVP Water to Kern-Tulare Water District

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

For Release: February 08, 2012

The Bureau of Reclamation today released a Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact (EA/FONSI) for the assignment of Central Valley Project water from Southern San Joaquin Municipal Utility District (SSJMUD) to the adjacent Kern-Tulare Water District (KTWD), located on the eastern side of the San Joaquin Valley.

Reclamation proposes to approve the partial assignment of 5,000 acre-feet of SSJMUD’s Class 2 allocation from Millerton Lake to KTWD and the consequent reduction of SSJMUD’s Class 2 allocation.

The Draft EA/FONSI were released for a 30-day public review on September 9, 2011. Comments have been addressed in the Final EA.

The Final EA/FONSI were prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and are available online at If you encounter problems accessing the documents, please call 916-978-5100 (TTY 916-978-5608) or e-mail

For additional information or to request a copy of the Final EA and/or FONSI, please contact Rain Healer, Bureau of Reclamation, at 559-487-5196 or e-mail

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