Mid-Pacific Region News Releases http://www.usbr.gov/newsroom News Releases for Reclamation's Mid-Pacific Region http://www.usbr.gov/newsroom/newsrelease/detail.cfm?RecordID=52707 Reclamation Releases Final Environmental Documents on the Natomas Central Mutual Water Company’s R-Drain Check Structure Automation Project
SHASTA LAKE, Calif. – The Bureau of Reclamation has released the Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for the Natomas Central Mutual Water Company’s R-Drain Check Structure Automation Project. <P> Through a CALFED Bay-Delta Water Use Efficiency grant, Reclamation will provide financial assistance to the Company to replace the R-Drain Check Structure on the Company’s Northern Main Canal (NMC). The project would improve water use efficiency by replacing the existing manually-operated structure at the R-Drain, which presently allows uncontrolled spills in the NMC, with a new check structure equipped with electronically-driven, remotely-operated gates. The project is located in Sutter County. <P> Under the CALFED grants program, Reclamation provides cost-share funding on projects that promote benefits to the California Bay-Delta through improved water use efficiency and conservation activities. <P> The Final EA and FONSI were prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and are available at <a href="http://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_projdetails.cfm?Project_ID=23189" target="_blank">http://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_projdetails.cfm?Project_ID=23189</a>. If you encounter problems accessing the documents, please call 916-978-5100 (TTY 800-877-8339) or email <a href="mailto:mppublicaffairs@usbr.gov">mppublicaffairs@usbr.gov</a>. <P> For additional information or to request a copy of the documents, please contact Megan Simon at <a href="mailto:msimon@usbr.gov">msimon@usbr.gov</a> <a href="mailto:"></a> or 530-276-2045. The documents may also be viewed at Reclamation's Northern California Area Office, 16349 Shasta Dam Blvd., Shasta Lake, CA 96019. <P>
http://www.usbr.gov/newsroom/newsrelease/detail.cfm?RecordID=52687 Sacramento River Spawning Habitat Restoration Underway
<p>REDDING, Calif. – The Bureau of Reclamation, in partnership with Glenn-Colusa Irrigation District, Western Shasta Resource Conservation District, California Department of Water Resources, and California Department of Fish and Wildlife is preparing to place salmonid spawning gravel in the Sacramento River, immediately below the Anderson Cottonwood Irrigation District Diversion Dam and Market Street Bridge, in Redding. </p> <P> <p>Beginning the week of Feb. 15, 2016, work is scheduled to take place weekdays between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., and is expected to be completed around March 18, 2016, weather depending.</p> <P> <p>The project will place approximately 8,500 cubic yards of gravel into the river to help improve spawning habitat for Chinook salmon and steelhead trout. The project is a continuing effort to help meet requirements of the Central Valley Project Improvement Act to restore and replenish spawning gravel and rearing habitat for salmonid species. </p> <P> <p>The environmental documents may be viewed at http://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_projdetails.cfm?Project_ID=23758. If you encounter problems accessing the documents, please call 916-978-5100 (TTY 800-877-8339) or email mppublicaffairs@usbr.gov</p> <P>
http://www.usbr.gov/newsroom/newsrelease/detail.cfm?RecordID=52670 Reclamation Releases Environmental Document for the Lower American River Anadromous Fish Habitat Restoration Project
<p><b>SACRAMENTO, Calif. </b> – The Bureau of Reclamation has released the Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for the American River Anadromous Fish Habitat Restoration Project.</p> <P> <p>The project includes creation and restoration of side channel rearing habitats for juvenile salmonids, spawning gravel additions, and woody material placement. This project is one of many to help meet the requirements of the 1992 Central Valley Project Improvement Act, Section 3406 (b)(13), to restore and replenish spawning gravel and rearing habitat.</p> <P> <p>The Final EA and FONSI were prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and are available at <a href="http://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_projdetails.cfm?Project_ID=3202">http://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_projdetails.cfm?Project_ID=3202</a>. If you encounter problems accessing the document, please call 916-978-5100 (TTY 800-877-8339) or email <a href="mailto:mppublicaffairs@usbr.gov">mppublicaffairs@usbr.gov</a>.</p> <P> <p>The documents may be viewed at Reclamation’s Bay-Delta Office, 801 I Street, Suite 140, Sacramento, CA 95814. For additional information, please contact Ben Nelson, 916-414-2424 or <a href="mailto:bcnelson@usbr.gov">bcnelson@usbr.gov</a>.</p> <P>
http://www.usbr.gov/newsroom/newsrelease/detail.cfm?RecordID=52669 Reclamation Releases Environmental Document for the Upper Sacramento River Anadromous Fish Habitat Restoration Project
<p><b>SACRAMENTO, Calif. </b> – The Bureau of Reclamation has released the Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for the Upper Sacramento River Anadromous Fish Habitat Restoration Project.</p> <P> <p>The Project continues the work of improving spawning and rearing habitat for salmon and steelhead in the Sacramento River below Keswick Dam. This Project is one of many to help meet the requirements of the Central Valley Project Improvement Act, Section 3406 (b)(13), to restore and replenish spawning gravel and rearing habitat.</p> <P> <p>The Final EA and FONSI were prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and are available at <a href="http://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_projdetails.cfm?Project_ID=23758">http://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_projdetails.cfm?Project_ID=23758</a>. If you encounter problems accessing the document, please call 916-978-5100 (TTY 800-877-8339) or email <a href="mailto:mppublicaffairs@usbr.gov">mppublicaffairs@usbr.gov</a>.</p> <P> <p>The documents may be viewed at Reclamation’s Bay-Delta Office, 801 I Street, Suite 140, Sacramento, CA 95814. For additional information, please contact Ben Nelson, 916-414-2424 or <a href="mailto:bcnelson@usbr.gov">bcnelson@usbr.gov</a>.</p> <P>
http://www.usbr.gov/newsroom/newsrelease/detail.cfm?RecordID=52668 Reclamation Releases Environmental Documents for Langell Valley Irrigation District’s Proposed Tree Removal Project
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The Bureau of Reclamation has released an Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact that will allow the removal of mature trees along 7.47 miles of Klamath Project facilities within the boundaries of Langell Valley Irrigation District in Klamath County. <P> The project includes removal and proper disposal of the trees and reconstruction of canals and/or laterals affected by the removal of large tree root systems. The work will be performed when no irrigation water is present in the affected facilities. Tree removal is proposed to begin February 2016 and continue into fall of 2018. <P> The EA and FONSI were prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and are available at <a href="http://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_projdetails.cfm?Project_ID=23763">http://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_projdetails.cfm?Project_ID=23763</a>. If you encounter problems accessing the documents, please call 916-978-5100 or email <a href="mailto:mppublicaffairs@usbr.gov">mppublicaffairs@usbr.gov</a>. <P> For additional information or to request a copy of the EA and or FONSI, please contact Laura Williams at 541-880-2581 (TTY 800-877-8339). <P>
http://www.usbr.gov/newsroom/newsrelease/detail.cfm?RecordID=52667 Reclamation Releases Final Environmental Documents for South of Delta Accelerated Water Transfer Program
<p><b>FRESNO, Calif. -</b> The Bureau of Reclamation has released the Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for the implementation of an accelerated process for annual water transfers and/or exchanges pursuant to Section 3405(a) of the CVPIA for Contract Years 2016 through 2020 (March 1, 2016 to February 28, 2021).</p> <P> <p>The accelerated process will continue previous accelerated programs allowing timely water management between South of Delta Central Valley Project contractors to meet agricultural demands and/or municipal and industrial or other water requirements.</p> <P> <p>The Final EA/FONSI were prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, and are available at <a href="http://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_projdetails.cfm?Project_ID=24115">http://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_projdetails.cfm?Project_ID=24115</a>. If you encounter problems accessing the document, please call 916-978-5100 or email <a href="mailto:mppublicaffairs@usbr.gov">mppublicaffairs@usbr.gov</a>.</p> <P> <p>For additional information or to request a copy of the Final EA/FONSI, please contact Molly Burns at 559-487-5531 (TTY 800-877-8339) or <a href="mailto:mburns@usbr.gov">mburns@usbr.gov</a>.</p> <P>
http://www.usbr.gov/newsroom/newsrelease/detail.cfm?RecordID=52588 Reclamation to Increase Releases into the Lower American River for Storage Management
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Bureau of Reclamation is preparing to increase releases below Nimbus Dam into the lower American River from 1,750 cubic feet per second to 3,000 cfs for storage management in Folsom Reservoir. The increased releases are scheduled to begin Tuesday, Feb. 9, at 9 p.m. and will continue until further notice. Folsom Reservoir, located 26 miles northeast of Sacramento, provides water for people, fish and wildlife, hydropower, the environment and salinity control in the Bay-Delta. <P> The releases are necessary to maintain required space in Folsom Reservoir during the rain and snowmelt season. The current storage is more than 130 percent of the 15-year average for early February. Should inflows into the reservoir continue at current levels or increase, additional increases in releases may be required. <P> People recreating in or along the lower American River downstream of Folsom Dam to the confluence of the American and Sacramento rivers can expect river levels to increase and should take appropriate safety precautions. <P> Midnight Reservoir Elevation and Flows for Folsom may be found at Reclamation’s Central Valley Operations Office website at <a href="http://www.usbr.gov/mp/cvo/">http://www.usbr.gov/mp/cvo/</a>. Current American River conditions may be found at the Department of Water Resources’ California Data Exchange Center website at <a href="http://cdec.water.ca.gov/river/americanStages.html">http://cdec.water.ca.gov/river/americanStages.html</a>. <P> <P>
http://www.usbr.gov/newsroom/newsrelease/detail.cfm?RecordID=52409 Photo of the Week: The Judge Francis Carr Powerhouse
The Judge Francis Carr Powerhouse (formerly Clear Creek Powerplant) is on Clear Creek at the outlet of the Clear Creek Tunnel on the northwestern extremity of Whiskeytown Dam and Reservoir. It is at the downstream end of the Clear Creek Tunnel, which transports water from Lewiston Reservoir to Whiskeytown Reservoir. When the powerhouse began operation in 1963, the generating capacity was 143,680 kilowatts. The units were uprated in 1984 to their current capacity of 154,400 kW. The average American home consumes about 10,000 kilowatts in a year. Judge Francis Carr Powerhouse is a peaking plant with its power first dedicated to meeting the energy requirements of the project facilities. The remaining energy is marketed to various preference customers in northern California. At full capacity, Judge Francis Carr Powerhouse can produce enough power to serve the electrical needs of approximately 120,000 homes, annually. <P> For more information on Judge Francis Carr Powerhouse, please visit: <a href="http://www.usbr.gov/projects/Project.jsp?proj_Name=Shasta/Trinity River Division Project">http://www.usbr.gov/projects/Project.jsp?proj_Name=Shasta/Trinity River Division Project </a> <P> <P>
http://www.usbr.gov/newsroom/newsrelease/detail.cfm?RecordID=52548 Reclamation Releases Final Environmental Documents, Provides $2 Million for San Joaquin River Restoration Program’s Sycamore Island Project
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Bureau of Reclamation has released the Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for the Sycamore Island Pond Isolation Project, located along the San Joaquin River near Fresno. <P> The project includes repairing a breached earthen berm that previously separated the pond from the river channel. The repaired berm will improve salmon habitat by again isolating the pond to reduce predation. Vehicle access to the Sycamore Island Recreation Area will also be restored. The project is being completed by the California Department of Water Resources and the San Joaquin River Conservancy, in coordination with Reclamation. <P> Reclamation will provide $2 million for the estimated $4.3 million project under Public Law 111-11, Title X, which authorizes financial assistance to local agencies for the planning, design and construction of local facilities to help implement the San Joaquin River Restoration Program’s goal of restoring and maintaining fish populations in good condition from below Friant Dam to the confluence of the Merced River. <P> The Final EA and FONSI were prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act. Reclamation is the lead agency in accordance with NEPA. The documents may be viewed at <a href="http://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_projdetails.cfm?Project_ID=23252">http://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_projdetails.cfm?Project_ID=23252</a>. If you encounter problems accessing the document, please call 916-978-5100 (TTY 800-877-8339) or email <a href="mailto:mppublicaffairs@usbr.gov">mppublicaffairs@usbr.gov</a>. For additional information, please contact Becky Victorine at 916-978-4624 or Tyler Nunes at 916-978-4618. <P> Please visit <a href="http://www.restoresjr.net">www.restoresjr.net</a> for more on the San Joaquin River Restoration Program. <P>
http://www.usbr.gov/newsroom/newsrelease/detail.cfm?RecordID=52547 Reclamation Releases Final Environmental Documents for San Joaquin River Restoration Program’s Eastside Bypass Conveyance Project
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Bureau of Reclamation has released the Final Environmental Assessment and a Finding of No Significant Impact for the San Joaquin River Restoration Program’s (SJRRP) Eastside Bypass Conveyance Project. The project is designed to restore flow capacity to the channel within the Eastside Bypass, allowing for the passage of Restoration Flows and reintroduced salmonids. The project is authorized under Public Law 111-11, Title X and is consistent with the SJRRP’s goal of restoring and maintaining fish populations in good condition from below Friant Dam to the confluence of the Merced River. <P> The project site is located approximately 19 miles southwest of the city of Merced, in the vicinity of El Nido Road and the southern extent of the Merced National Wildlife Refuge. It includes removing accumulated sediments in the channel, constructing a low flow channel, and removing the low-flow crossing and inoperable culverts that are currently impeding flows at El Nido Road. The project is being completed by Reclamation in coordination with the Merced National Wildlife Refuge and local landowners. <P> The Final EA and FONSI were prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act. Reclamation is the lead agency in accordance with NEPA. The documents may be viewed at <a href="http://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_projdetails.cfm?Project_ID=23315">http://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_projdetails.cfm?Project_ID=23315</a>. If you encounter problems accessing the documents online, please call 916-978-5100 (TTY 800-877-8339) or email <a href="mailto:mppublicaffairs@usbr.gov">mppublicaffairs@usbr.gov</a>. <P> For additional information, please contact Becky Victorine at 916-978-4624 or Tyler Nunes at 916-978-4618. For information on the SJRRP, please visit <a href="http://www.restoresjr.net">www.restoresjr.net</a>. <P>
http://www.usbr.gov/newsroom/newsrelease/detail.cfm?RecordID=52528 Reclamation Releases Environmental Documents on 2016 CVP Water Transfers in Sacramento Valley for Public Comment
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Bureau of Reclamation and the Tehama-Colusa Canal Authority (TCCA) have released for public comment an Environmental Assessment/Initial Study (EA/IS) and draft Mitigated Negative Declaration on the effects of proposed water transfers from willing sellers to buyers in the Sacramento Valley. <P> This EA/IS analyzes transfers of Base Supply, Central Valley Project (CVP) water, and/or non-CVP water supplies that require the use of CVP facilities. The CVP transfer water would be made available through a combination of cropland idling and/or groundwater substitution. The transfers could originate in Colusa, Glenn, Sacramento, Shasta, Sutter, Tehama, or Yolo counties, and buyers could be located in Colusa, Glenn, Tehama or Yolo counties. <P> The EA/IS was prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and the California Environmental Quality Act. The document is available for review at <a href="http://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_projdetails.cfm?Project_ID=24324">http://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_projdetails.cfm?Project_ID=24324</a> . If you encounter problems accessing documents online, please contact the Public Affairs Office at 916-978-5100 or email <a href="mailto:mppublicaffairs@usbr.gov">mppublicaffairs@usbr.gov</a>. <P> Comments are due by close of business Monday, March 7, 2016. Please send comments to Brad Hubbard, Bureau of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way, MP-410, Sacramento, CA 95825. Comments may also be faxed to Hubbard at 916-978-5290 or emailed to <a href="mailto:bhubbard@usbr.gov">bhubbard@usbr.gov</a>. <P> For additional information or to request a copy of the documents, please contact Hubbard at 916-978-5204 (TDD 800-877-8339). <P>
http://www.usbr.gov/newsroom/newsrelease/detail.cfm?RecordID=52507 Reclamation Releases Draft Environmental Document for Transfer or Exchange of Recirculated Restoration Flows to Red Top
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Bureau of Reclamation has released for public review a draft Environmental Assessment/Initial Study proposing a new turnout and pipeline to facilitate a 10-year transfer and exchange of recaptured San Joaquin River Restoration Flows to Red Top. <P> The proposed turnout and pipeline would connect Central California Irrigation District’s (CCID) Poso Canal to pumping and conveyance facilities in Red Top, located in western Fresno and Madera counties. The new facilities would allow for the transfer or exchange of up to 10,000 acre-feet per year during water years 2016 – 2026. <P> The purpose of the proposed action is to reduce reliance on deep aquifer groundwater pumping in the Red Top area. The goal is to reduce the rate of subsidence, as well as avoid water supply impacts to Friant Contractors by providing a mechanism to recirculate, reuse, exchange or transfer recaptured Restoration Flows near the San Joaquin River and Eastside Bypass. <P> The Draft EA/IS was prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and the California Environmental Quality Act. Reclamation is the lead agency in accordance with NEPA, and CCID is the lead agency in accordance with CEQA in preparing the analysis. The Draft EA/IS may be viewed at <a href="http://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_projdetails.cfm?Project_ID=24552" target="_blank">http://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_projdetails.cfm?Project_ID=24552</a>. If you encounter problems accessing the documents online, please call 916-978-5100 (TTY 800-877-8339) or email <a href="mailto:mppublicaffairs@usbr.gov">mppublicaffairs@usbr.gov</a>. <P> Written comments are due by close of business on Friday, March 4, 2016, to Becky Victorine, Bureau of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way, MP-170, Sacramento, CA 95825. Comments may also be faxed to 916-978-5469 or emailed to <a href="mailto:rvictorine@usbr.gov">rvictorine@usbr.gov</a>. For additional information, please contact Victorine at 916-978-4624. <P> More information on the San Joaquin River Restoration Program and its Restoration Flows is available at <a href="http://www.restoresjr.net">www.restoresjr.net</a>. <P> <P>
http://www.usbr.gov/newsroom/newsrelease/detail.cfm?RecordID=52487 Reclamation Releases Environmental Document for Sacramento Valley Accelerated Water Transfer and Exchange Program
SHASTA LAKE, Calif. – The Bureau of Reclamation has released for public review the Draft Environmental Assessment for the implementation of an accelerated process for annual water transfers and/or exchanges, pursuant to Section 3405(a) of the Central Valley Project Improvement Act for Contract Years 2016 through 2020 (March 1, 2016, to Feb. 28, 2021). <P> The accelerated process would continue previous accelerated water transfer programs, allowing timely water management between Central Valley Project contractors in the Sacramento Valley to meet agricultural demands and/or municipal and industrial or other water requirements. <P> The Draft EA was prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and is available at <a href="http://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_projdetails.cfm?Project_ID=24338"><br /> http://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_projdetails.cfm?Project_ID=24338</a>. If you encounter problems accessing the document online, please call 916-978-5100 (TTY 800-877-8339) or email <a href="mailto:mppublicaffairs@usbr.gov">mppublicaffairs@usbr.gov</a>. <P> Comments are due by close of business Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016, to Paul Zedonis, Northern California Area Office, 16349 Shasta Dam Blvd., Shasta Lake, CA 96019 or <a href="mailto:pzedonis@usbr.gov">pzedonis@usbr.gov</a>. <P> For additional information or to request a copy of the Draft EA, please contact Zedonis at 530-276-2047. The document may also be viewed at Reclamation's Office at the above address. <P> <P>
http://www.usbr.gov/newsroom/newsrelease/detail.cfm?RecordID=52411 Reclamation Releases Finding of No Significant Impact for Five-Year Groundwater Acquisitions for South-of-Delta Central Valley Project Improvement Act Refuges
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Bureau of Reclamation has released a Finding of No Significant Impact for acquiring refuge water supplies from privately and publically owned groundwater production wells within or near the Grassland Ecological Area and the city of Los Banos. The groundwater acquisitions are a five-year action, March 2016 through February 2021. <P> The proposed action allows for implementation of new water acquisition and exchange agreements between Reclamation and parties in the vicinity of the south-of-Delta refuges. Groundwater acquisitions may be directly funded by Reclamation or by other districts in exchange for a smaller volume of refuge (or Level 2) surface water supplies. <P> The exchanged Level 2 water would likely be used for agricultural, municipal and industrial purposes within the Central Valley Project’s service area, depending on who the exchange agreements are with and how they intend to put this water to beneficial use. The proposed action includes groundwater production wells that would collectively produce up to 29,000 acre-feet annually of acceptable quality groundwater, which can be conveyed to and used within some of the south-of-Delta refuges. <P> The FONSI was prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and is available online at <a href="http://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_projdetails.cfm?Project_ID=23467">http://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_projdetails.cfm?Project_ID=23467</a>. If you encounter problems accessing the document, please call 916-978-5100 (TTY 800-877-8339) or email <a href="mailto:mppublicaffairs@usbr.gov">mppublicaffairs@usbr.gov</a>. <P> For additional information or to request a copy of the FONSI, please contact Brad Hubbard at 916-978-5204 or <a href="mailto:bhubbard@usbr.gov">bhubbard@usbr.gov</a>. Copies of the document may also be viewed at Reclamation’s Mid-Pacific Regional Office, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825. <P>
http://www.usbr.gov/newsroom/newsrelease/detail.cfm?RecordID=52389 Reclamation Releases Draft Environmental Document for Salmon Conservation and Research Facility Water Supply Infrastructure Project
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Bureau of Reclamation has released for public review a Draft Environmental Assessment for a project to amend an existing 35 cubic feet per second (cfs) water service contract to provide the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) with an additional 20 cfs for a total of 55 cfs. The increased delivery will allow CDFW to operate their soon-to-be constructed Salmon Conservation and Research Facility (SCARF). <P> To accommodate the additional 20 cfs, Reclamation would replace approximately 350 feet of an existing 24-inch diameter water pipeline from Friant Dam with a 30-inch diameter pipeline. The new line would connect to the existing 45-inch diameter pipeline that runs from the Orange Cove Irrigation District hydroelectric power facility to the CDFW hatchery and SCARF. <P> The actions would provide sufficient water supply from Friant Dam to support CDFW efforts to incubate, raise, spawn and eventually release spring-run Chinook salmon into the San Joaquin River in support of Paragraph 14 of the San Joaquin River Restoration Settlement and the San Joaquin Restoration Settlement Act (Public Law 111-11, Title X, Part I, sec 10011). These efforts will help the San Joaquin River Restoration Program establish populations of salmon in the river to be maintained in “good condition” with the goal of creating self-sustaining populations in the future. <P> The Draft EA was prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and may be viewed at <a href="http://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_projdetails.cfm?Project_ID=24476">http://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_projdetails.cfm?Project_ID=24476</a>. If you encounter problems accessing the document online, please call 916-978-5100 (TTY 800-877-8339) or email <a href="mailto:mppublicaffairs@usbr.gov">mppublicaffairs@usbr.gov</a>. <P> Written comments are due by close of business Monday, Feb. 29, 2016, to Adam Nickels, Bureau of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way, MP-170, Sacramento, CA 95825. Comments may also be faxed to 916-978-5469 or emailed to <a href="mailto:anickels@usbr.gov">anickels@usbr.gov</a>. For additional information, please contact Nickels at 916-978-4415. <P> For information on the Restoration Program, please visit <a href="http://www.restoresjr.net/">www.restoresjr.net</a>. <P> <P> <P> <P>