Reclamation Releases Final Environmental Documents for Westlands Water District Coalinga Canal Turnout Project

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

For Release: November 14, 2012

FRESNO, Calif. -- The Bureau of Reclamation has released final environmental documents for the Westlands Water District Coalinga Canal Turnout Project.

The proposed action includes removal and replacement of a pressure tank and 18-inch pipe, located within an existing operations and maintenance road about 1.1 miles north of Los Gatos Creek and 1.8 miles west of Interstate 5. Other improvements would include installation of a new concrete slab, block wall and 16-inch, above-ground metering station, with associated piping. A five-year license to withdraw water from the Coalinga Canal will also be renewed.

The Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact were released for public comment from June 18, 2012 to July 2, 2012. No comments were received. The documents were prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and are available at If you encounter problems accessing the documents online, please call 916-978-5100 or e-mail

For additional information or to request a copy of the documents, please contact Ben Lawrence at 559-487-5039, TTY 800-735-2929. Copies of the documents may also be viewed at Reclamation's Fresno office at 1243 “N” Street Fresno, CA 93721.

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Relevant Link:

The Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact