Reclamation Schedules Negotiations with Santa Clara Valley Water District for an Additional Point of Water Delivery

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

For Release: March 08, 2013

FRESNO, Calif. -- The Bureau of Reclamation announced today that it will hold a negotiation session on Santa Clara Valley Water District’s request for a contract amendment to its combined long-term water service and operation and maintenance contract, No. 7-07-20-W0023.

The proposed amendment would modify existing contract language to be consistent with the provision allowing a mutually agreeable point or points of delivery, as provided for in Article 5 of the 2003 Central Valley Project-wide negotiated form of contract for long-term contract renewals.

An additional point of delivery, through the state of California’s South Bay Aqueduct, would help in minimizing adverse impacts to the district during times when water deliveries from San Luis Reservoir are constrained by low storage, or when operational flexibility is needed to address certain maintenance activities. It would not increase CVP water deliveries to the district.

The negotiation session will be held in:

Sacramento, California
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region
2800 Cottage Way, Trinity Conference Room E-2702A

The public is welcome to attend and will have the opportunity to provide comments. Participation instructions will be available at the session. The proposed contract and other draft documents will also be available at the session.

For more information or to obtain copies of the proposed contract, please contact Eileen Jones, Repayment Specialist, South-Central California Area Office (Tracy), 209-836-6271, fax 209-826-6264, or

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