Released On: June 19, 2013
Reclamation developed these Draft Criteria to implement water banking as authorized by the Central Valley Project Improvement Act and as allowed by certain Federal contracts. When finalized, the Criteria will apply to water service contractors as well as repayment, water rights settlement, exchange or other applicable contractors requesting to bank CVP water outside of their contract service area. The Criteria sets forth the standards under which Reclamation may approve banking and recovery of CVP water outside of the contractor’s contract service area boundary while protecting the integrity of the CVP. Reclamation recognizes groundwater banking as an important water management tool in optimizing the use of CVP water, while addressing groundwater overdraft in certain areas.
Written comments on the Draft Criteria must be received by close of business Monday, July 22. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The document is available online at http://www.usbr.gov/mp/waterbanking. If you encounter problems accessing the document online, please call 916-978-5100 or email email@example.com.
For additional information, please contact Looper, CVP Water Resource Program Specialist, at 916-978-5556.
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