Reclamation Seeks Public Comment on the Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency Sacramento River Settlement Contract

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

For Release: June 18, 2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Bureau of Reclamation today announced the availability of the draft Sacramento River Settlement Contract between the United States and the Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency, Diverter of Water from Sacramento River Sources, Settling Water Rights Disputes.

The contract is intended to recognize the water right changes and the terms and conditions in the Amended Water Right Licenses resulting from the assignment and conveyance of 10,000 acre-feet of Sacramento River water, diverted under Water Right Licenses 904 and 5487 from the Conaway Preservation Group, LLC to the Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency. The assignment was approved by the State Water Resources Control Board on December 21, 2012 and Conaway’s Water Right Licenses were amended to reflect the assignment.

The contract is available on Reclamation’s website at:

Written comments may be sent to Natalie Wolder, Bureau of Reclamation, P.O. Box 988/1140, West Wood Street, Willows, CA 95988. You may also contact Wolder by phone at 530-934-1356 or email The comment period is 60 days. All comments must be received by close of business, August 18, 2013.

For additional information or if you have difficulty accessing the contract online, please contact the Public Affairs Office at 916-978-5100 (TTY 916-978-5608) or email

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The contract