Reclamation Releases Final Environmental Documents on 2014 San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority Transfers
Media Contact: Louis Moore, 916-978-5100
For Release: April 22, 2014
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Bureau of Reclamation today released the final environmental documents for the transfer of Central Valley Project water by CVP contractors located north of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. The water may be purchased by up to 24 entities in the San Joaquin and Santa Clara Valleys, including up to 20 San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority member agencies.
The proposed action includes groundwater substitution and land idling/crop shifting transfers in 2014 that require Reclamation’s approval. The transfers involve Base Supply and/or Project Water from 15 entities with Sacramento River Settlement Contracts located north of the Delta; a total of up to 175,226 acre-feet of water could be made available for transfer. Reclamation will evaluate each transfer proposal to determine if it meets state law and/or Central Valley Project Improvement Act requirements.
The Environmental Assessment/Initial Study and Finding of No Significant Impact were prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and are available at http://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_projdetails.cfm?Project_ID=16681. If you encounter problems accessing the documents, please call 916-978-5100 (TTY 800-877-8339) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional information or to request copies of the documents, please contact Brad Hubbard at 916-978-5204 or email@example.com.
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