Long-Term Water Transfer Program

The Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) and the San Luis & Delta- Mendota Water Authority prepared a joint EIS/EIR to analyze the effects of water transfers from water agencies in northern California to water agencies south of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (Delta) and in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The EIS/EIR addresses transfers of Central Valley Project (CVP) and non-CVP water supplies that require use of CVP or State Water Project (SWP) facilities to convey the transferred water. Water transfers would occur through various methods, including, but not limited to, groundwater substitution and cropland idling, and would include individual and multi-year transfers from 2015 through 2024.

Reclamation signed the Record of Decision on May 1, 2015.


Brad Hubbard, Natural Resources Specialist

Shelly Hatleberg, Natural Resources Specialist

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Last Updated: 11/12/20