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Released On: November 21, 2012

Reclamation Releases Draft Environmental Documents for Transfer of Up to 45,000 Acre-Feet of Water by Glenn-Colusa Irrigation District to the Colusa Drain Mutual Water Company

SHASTA LAKE, Calif. – The Bureau of Reclamation has released for public review the draft environmental documents for the approval to transfer up to 45,000 acre-feet of water by the Glenn-Colusa Irrigation District to the Colusa Drain Mutual Water Company. 

Approval of the transfers would provide the CDMWC with up to 15,000 acre-feet of base supply water and 30,000 acre-feet of Central Valley Project water from GCID on an annual basis from 2013 through 2017. This water would be used solely to maintain existing agricultural practices on lands served by the CDMWC.

The Draft Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact were prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and are available online at http://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_projdetails.cfm?Project_ID=11550. If you encounter problems accessing the documents online, please call 916-978-5100 or email mppublicaffairs@usbr.gov.

Please email comments to Paul Zedonis at pzedonis@usbr.gov. Comments may also be mailed to Zedonis, Bureau of Reclamation, 16349 Shasta Dam Boulevard, Shasta Lake, CA 96019 or faxed to Zedonis at 530-276-2005.

Comments are due by close of business, Friday, Dec. 21. For additional information or to request a copy of the Draft EA and FONSI, please contact Zedonis at 503-276-2047 (TTY 530-275-8991). The environmental documents may also be viewed at Reclamation’s Northern California Area Office at the above address.

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