Draft Environmental Documents Released for Warren Act Contracts for Storage and Conveyance of Non-CVP Water from Placer County Water Agency to Westlands Water District

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

For Release: May 13, 2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Bureau of Reclamation has released a Draft Environmental Assessment and a Finding of No Significant Impact for the execution of a Warren Act contract for the storage and conveyance of non-Central Valley Project water to facilitate a water transfer from Placer County Water Agency to Westlands Water District. 

Reclamation proposes to enter into a one-year Warren Act contract with WWD for the storage and conveyance through federal facilities of up to 20,000 acre-feet of the non-CVP water. The proposed action would help alleviate water supply shortages within WWD.

Written comments on the Draft EA and FONSI must be received by the close of business on May 27, 2013. Send comments to Sheri Looper, Bureau of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way, MP-400, Sacramento, CA 95825. Comments may also be faxed to 916-978-5290 or emailed to slooper@usbr.gov. The documents are available online at: http://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_projdetails.cfm?Project_ID=13530. If you encounter problems accessing the documents online, please call 916-978-5100, or email mppublicaffairs@usbr.gov. For additional information, please contact Looper at 916-978-5556.

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