Reclamation Releases Final Environmental Documents for Conveyance of Non-Central Valley Project Water from the Kaweah River in the Friant-Kern Canal

Media Contact: Louis Moore, 916-978-5100

For Release: August 19, 2014

FRESNO, Calif. - The Bureau of Reclamation has released the Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for Warren Act agreements that will allow seven contractors in the Central Valley Project’s Friant Division to convey non-CVP water from the Kaweah River in the federal Friant-Kern Canal.

The amount of water introduced into the canal by each contractor would vary, but the total volume of water for all contractors would not exceed 8,250 acre-feet per year. Each agreement would be issued for a maximum period of five years.

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

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