Reclamation Releases Final Environmental Documents for the Tracy Lake Groundwater Recharge Project

Media Contact: Shana Kaplan, 916-978-5100

For Release: June 16, 2014

FOLSOM, Calif. – The Bureau of Reclamation has released the Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for the North San Joaquin Water Conservation District Tracy Lake Groundwater Recharge Project as part of the WaterSMART Grant Program.

The WaterSMART Program focuses on improving water conservation and sustainability and helping water resource managers make sound decisions about water use. Through WaterSMART grants, Reclamation provides 50/50 cost-share funding to irrigation and water districts, tribes, states and other entities with water or power delivery authority.

Reclamation provided the public with an opportunity to comment on the Draft EA between January 27 and February 28, 2014. The comments that were received and Reclamation’s responses to those comments are included in the Final EA.

The Final EA and FONSI were prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and are available at If you encounter problems accessing the document, please call 916-978-5100 or email

For additional information or to request a copy of the Final EA/FONSI, please contact Patti Clinton at 916-989-7173 (TTY 1-800-877-8339) or

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