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Mid-Pacific Region
Sacramento, Calif.
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Jeffrey McCracken

Released On: January 10, 2006

Proposed Warren Act Contract with the Sacramento Suburban Water District Available for Public Review
The Bureau of Reclamation and the Sacramento Suburban Water District have completed negotiations for a contract under the Warren Act for the use of Reclamation's Folsom Reservoir to convey a total of up to 29,000 acre-feet per year of non-Central Valley Project (Project) water when excess capacity exists. The water is being made available by the Placer County Water Agency from its Middle Fork Project. The contract has a term of 25 years and is available for a 60-day public review and comment period.

The Warren Act of February 21, 1911, authorized the United States to execute contracts for the conveyance and storage of non-Project water in Federal facilities when excess capacity exists.

The draft contract may be viewed online at http://www.usbr.gov/mp/warren_act/index.html.

To obtain a copy of the contract or for additional information, please contact Mr. Richard Stevenson at 916-978-5250 (TDD 916-978-5608). Written comments must be received by close of business on Monday, March 13, 2006, and should be sent to Mr. Richard Stevenson, Bureau of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way, MP-440, Sacramento, CA 95825. Comments may also be faxed to Mr. Stevenson at 916-978-5292 or e-mailed to rstevenson@mp.usbr.gov.

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