Reclamation Releases Final Environmental Documents for Glenn-Colusa Irrigation District for Transfer of Water to the Colusa Drain Mutual Water Company

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

For Release: January 29, 2013

SHASTA LAKE, Calif. – The Bureau of Reclamation has released the Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for transfer of 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 provides 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 will be used solely to maintain existing agricultural practices on lands served by the CDMWC. 

The 30-day public review comment period for the Draft EA and FONSI ended on December 21, 2012. No comments were received.

The Final EA and FONSI were prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and are available online at If you encounter problems accessing the documents online, please call 916-978-5100 or email

For additional information or to request a copy of the Final EA and FONSI, please contact Paul Zedonis at 530-276-2047 (TTY 530-275-8991) or

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Relevant Link:

The Final EA and FONSI