Reclamation Releases Final Environmental Documents for One-Year Contracts for Conveying Non-Central Valley Project Water in Tehama-Colusa and Corning Canals

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

For Release: April 23, 2012

The Bureau of Reclamation has released final environment documents on one-year contracts for conveyance of non-Central Valley Project groundwater in the Tehama-Colusa and Corning canals in Northern California, when excess capacity is available.

Three of 17 water districts, served by the canals, have requested use of the canals to deliver additional water due to the dry hydrologic conditions. Some of the other 14 districts may make the same request. The water will be pumped from existing wells and conveyed through existing facilities.

The Final Environmental Assessment and Findings of No Significant Impact (EA/FONSI) was prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and may be viewed at:

If you encounter problems accessing the documents online, need additional information or want to request a copy of the Final EA/FONSI, please contact Paul Zedonis, Bureau of Reclamation, at 530-276-2047 or

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