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Released On: January 16, 2013

Reclamation Releases Final Environmental Documents on Exchange Agreements and/or Warren Act Contracts for Conveyance of Groundwater in the Delta-Mendota Canal

FRESNO, Calif. -- The Bureau of Reclamation has released for public review the Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for exchange agreements and/or Warren Act contracts for conveyance of groundwater in the Delta-Mendota Canal.

Reclamation proposes to issue a five-year exchange agreement and/or five-year Warren Act contract to requesting Central Valley Project contractors within the Delta Division and San Luis Unit. At the end of the five years, Reclamation could issue an additional five-year exchange agreement and/or five-year Warren Act contract to requesting CVP contractors within the Delta Division and San Luis Unit, based on the 10-year environmental impact analysis covered under the Environmental Assessment. Reclamation has capped the proposed action at 50,000 acre-feet annually. 

The Final EA/FONSI 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=11470. If you encounter problems accessing the document online, please call 916-978-5100 or e-mail mppublicaffairs@usbr.gov.

For additional information or to request a copy of the Final EA/FONSI, please contact Chuck Siek at 559-487-5138 (TTY 800-735-2929) or email at csiek@usbr.gov. Copies of the Final EA/FONSI may also be viewed at Reclamation’s Fresno office at the above address.

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