Updates to the Coordinated Long-Term Operation of the CVP and SWP and Related Facilities

On August 2, 2016, Reclamation requested reinitiation of Endangered Species Act (ESA) Section 7 consultation with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) on the Coordinated Long-Term Operation (LTO) of the Central Valley Project (CVP) and State Water Project (SWP). Several factors resulted in Reclamation requesting reinitiation of consultation under the ESA, including the apparent decline in the status of several listed species, new information related to recent multiple years of drought, and the evolution of best available science.

Reclamation proposes to maximize water deliveries and optimize marketable power generation consistent with applicable laws, contractual obligations, and agreements, and to augment operational flexibility by addressing the status of listed species.

    • Three scheduled public meetings:
      • July 30, 5 - 7 p.m. – San Luis Delta Mendota Water Authority (842 6th St, Los Banos, CA 93635)
      • July 31, 3 - 5 p.m. – Kimpton Sawyer Hotel/Magnolia Ballroom (500 J St., Sacramento, CA 95814)
      • August 1, 5 -7 p.m. – Lakeside Pavilion (2565 California Park Dr., Chico, CA 95928)


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Last Updated: 7/24/19