Final Environmental Documents Released on Partial Assignment of 4,000 Acre-Feet of Oro Loma Water District Water to Westlands Water District

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

For Release: March 02, 2012

The Bureau of Reclamation today released a Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact (EA/FONSI) for the partial assignment of 4,000 acre-feet of Oro Loma Water District’s Central Valley Project water to Westlands Water District.

The Draft EA/FONSI were released for a 30-day public review on December 30, 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 online, 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 (TTY 800-735-2929) or e-mail

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