Reclamation Releases Draft Environmental Documents for Temporary Water Transfer Between Districts

Media Contact: Pete Lucero, 916 978 5100

For Release: June 28, 2013

SHASTA LAKE, Calif. -- The Bureau of Reclamation today released draft environmental documents for the approval to the temporary transfer of up to 5,000 acre-feet of Central Valley Project water from Clear Creek Community Service District to the Orland-Artois Water District, which is served by the Tehama-Colusa Canal, from July 2013 through October 2013.

The Draft Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact were prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act. If you encounter problems accessing the documents online, please call 916-978-5100 or email

Written comments must be received by close of business July 12, 2013, and should be sent to Paul Zedonis, Bureau of Reclamation, Northern California Area Office, 16349 Shasta Dam Blvd., Shasta Lake, CA 96019. Comments may also be faxed to Zedonis at 530-276-2005 or emailed to

For additional information or to request a copy of the Draft EA and FONSI, please contact Zedonis at, 530-276-2047, or TTY 530-275-8991. Copies of the documents may also be viewed at Reclamation's Northern California Area Office at the above address.

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NEPA Document