Reclamation Announces Negotiations With the City of Tracy for Long-Term Central Valley Project Water Supply Contract

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

For Release: May 23, 2013

FRESNO, Calif. -- The Bureau of Reclamation is reinitiating negotiations with the city of Tracy to negotiate terms and conditions for  long-term renewal of its water supply contract for water from the Central Valley Project.

The city of Tracy has an existing water supply contract that provides for the delivery of water from the Delta-Mendota Canal, a feature of the Central Valley Project. Contract renewal is undertaken pursuant to the Central Valley Project Improvement Act. Negotiations with the city have been ongoing since 2004. The last session took place in April 2010. The parties are reinitiating negotiations in an effort to finalize a long-term renewal contract consistent with CVPIA. The negotiation session will be held:

Wednesday, May 29, 2013
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Bureau of Reclamation
Tracy Field Office
16650 Kelso Road
Byron, Calif.

The public is welcome to attend and will have the opportunity to comment. Participation instructions will be provided at the beginning of the session, along with pertinent documents. For additional information regarding the meeting or to obtain a copy of the proposed contract, please contact Eileen Jones, Repayment Specialist, at 209-836-6271 (TTY 209-836-6282), fax 209-836-6264, or e-mail

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