Temporary Transfer of Water from the McConnell Foundation to Kanawha and Glide Water Districts in Contract Year 2014

Media Contact: Louis Moore, 916-978-5100

For Release: April 22, 2014

SHASTA LAKE, Calif. – The Bureau of Reclamation today released environmental documents that allow the transfer of up to 5,100 acre-feet of Central Valley Project water from the McConnell Foundation to the city of Redding. This transfer will subsequently be conveyed through the Tehama-Colusa Canal to Glide and Kanawha Water Districts for agricultural and municipal and industrial use.

The Final Environmental Assessment 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=17081. If you encounter problems accessing the documents, please call 916-978-5100 or email mppublicaffairs@usbr.gov.

For additional information or to request a copy of the Final EA and/or FONSI, please contact Paul Zedonis at 530-276-2047 (TTY 530-275-8991 or email pzedonis@usbr.gov.

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Relevant Link:

Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact