Reclamation Releases Final Environmental Documents on Cawelo Water District’s Calloway Canal Lining Project – Reach B

Media Contact: Mathew Maucieri, 916-978-5100

For Release: July 29, 2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Bureau of Reclamation has released the Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for a proposed canal lining project that would be partially funded with a CALFED Water Use Efficiency Program grant.

Under the proposed action, Reclamation would award Cawelo Water District with a CALFED Water Use Efficiency Grant to assist in funding the lining of Reach B of the Calloway Canal near Bakersfield, Calif. Lining 4,124 feet of Reach B would reduce seepage from the canal of about 1,442 acre-feet per year.

The CALFED Bay-Delta Program is a 30-year program among 25 federal and state agencies with responsibility in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. CALFED Water Use Efficiency Program grants provide matching funds for water conservation projects.

The Draft EA was available for public comment from January 22 to February 4, 2014. No comments were received.

The EA/FONSI were prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and may be viewed at If you encounter problems accessing the documents online, please call 916-978-5100 (TTY 800-877-8339) or email

For additional information or to request a copy of the EA/FONSI, please contact Doug Kleinsmith at 916-978-5034 (TTY 800-877-8339) or Copies of the documents may also be viewed at Reclamation’s Mid-Pacific Regional Office, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825.

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