Draft Environmental Assessment Released for Warren Act Contract for Storage and Conveyance of Non-CVP Water from Placer County Water Agency to Westlands Water District

Media Contact: Louis Moore, 916-978-5100

For Release: July 16, 2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Bureau of Reclamation has released a Draft Environmental Assessment for the execution of a Warren Act contract for the storage and conveyance of non-Central Valley Project water to facilitate a water transfer from the Placer County Water Agency to Westlands Water District. 

Reclamation proposes to enter into a one-year Warren Act contract with WWD for the storage and conveyance through federal facilities of up to 35,000 acre-feet of the non-CVP water. The proposed action would help alleviate water supply shortages within WWD.  

The document is available at http://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_projdetails.cfm?Project_ID=17861. If you encounter problems accessing the document online, please call 916-978-5100 or email mppublicaffairs@usbr.gov.

Written comments on the Draft EA must be received by close of business Monday, July 14. Please 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 slooper@usbr.gov. For additional information, please contact Looper at 916-978-5556.

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