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Mid-Pacific Region
Sacramento, Calif.
Media Contact:
Jeffrey S. McCracken
916-978-5100

Released On: May 18, 2005

CVP Water Allocation Increases for Contractors South of the Delta
As a result of recent weather conditions in Northern California and in the San Joaquin River Basin, the Central Valley Project water allocation for agricultural contractors South of the Delta (including the Cross Valley Canal contractors) has been increased from 75-percent to 85-percent for the 90-percent probability of exceedence forecast. The forecasted water-year-type classification for the San Joaquin Valley remains "wet" and the water-year-type for the Sacramento Valley remains "below normal". The revised CVP water supply allocation is summarized in the table below. The 90-percent exceedance forecast allocation for the CVP East Side Division contractors (Stanislaus River) has also increased from 38,000 acre-feet to 43,000 acre-feet.

Mid-Pacific Region
Updated Water Year 2005 Water Allocation
May 2005

Probability of Exceedence Forecasts

Percent of Historical Average Sacramento Valley Index & Year Type

North of Delta
Allocation (Unchanged)

South of Delta
Allocation (Updated)

Ag

M&I

R

WR

Ag

M&I

R

WR

90%

84%
Below
Normal

100

100

100

100

85

100

100

100

Recent Historical Average
(5-Year Average Allocation)

92

97

100

100

66

91

100

100

Municipal and Industrial allocations are based on historical deliveries.

Throughout the precipitation and snowmelt season, updated information will be provided as conditions warrant. For additional information on the Water Year 2005 water supply, please contact the Public Affairs Office at 916-978-5100, TDD 916-978-5608. In the coming months, additional information will continue to be posted on the Mid-Pacific Region's website at www.usbr.gov/mp .

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