Two Year Interim Renewal Cvp Water Service Contracts Available For Public Review And Comment

Media Contact: Jeffrey McCracken, 916-978-5100

For Release: December 12, 2003

Negotiations have been completed for the draft form contract for the 2-year interim renewal contract with 53 Central Valley Project water contractors. In addition, negotiations have been completed for the draft form contract for the 2-year interim renewal contract with six Delta-Mendota Canal water service contractors who receive water from the Mendota Pool.

The draft forms of contract are available for a 60-day public review and comment period and are available on-line at To request a copy of the draft forms please, contact Sammie Cervantes at 916-978-5104.

Written comments must be received by close of business Monday, February 9, 2004, and should be sent to: Bureau of Reclamation, Attention: Mr. Richard Stevenson, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825. Comments may be faxed to 916-978-5292 or e-mailed to For additional information, contact Mr. Stevenson at 916-978-5250.

Information on contract negotiation sessions is available on-line at Dates, times, and locations of the scheduled session may be subject to change on short notice; please check for possible changes on Reclamation's website calendar referenced above. Contract negotiations are open to the public, and members of the media and other interested parties are encouraged to attend. If special assistance is needed or for additional information, please contact Ms. Sammie Cervantes at 916-978-5104, TDD 916-978-5608.

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Central Valley Project Interim Contracts