Reclamation Announces Negotiations with El Dorado Irrigation District for a Long-Term Warren Act Contract

Media Contact: Pete Lucero, MP Region PAO, 916-978-5100

For Release: April 26, 2012

FOLSOM, Calif. -- The Bureau of Reclamation will hold a contract negotiation session with the El Dorado Irrigation District on contract terms and conditions for a long-term Warren Act contract.

The contract will be negotiated to reflect existing law and policy governing Reclamation’s ability to execute Warren Act contracts for the conveyance of non-Central Valley Project water using excess capacity in federal facilities. The goal of the negotiation session is to arrive at a mutually agreeable long-term Warren Act contract.

The negotiation session will be held:

Folsom, Calif.
Monday, May 7, 2012, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Central California Area Office (CCAO)
7794 Folsom Dam Road

Due to security requirements, individuals are asked to preregister by Thursday, May 3, 2012.

To preregister, please contact Lucille Billingsley, Supervisory Repayment Specialist, CCAO, at 916-989-7121 (TTY 916-989-7285), fax 916-989-7109, or Attendees will be required to show a photo ID in order to obtain a visitor’s badge.

The public is welcome to attend the session and will have the opportunity to provide comments to Reclamation regarding this contracting action; participation instructions will be available at the session. The proposed contract will also be available at the negotiation session.

For additional information regarding the negotiation session or to obtain a copy of the proposed contract, please contact Ms. Billingsley.

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