Central Valley Project Municipal & Industrial Water Shortage Policy

The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) prepared the Central Valley Project (CVP) Municipal and Industrial (M&I) Water Shortage Policy (WSP) Environmental Impact Statement to evaluate the potential impacts of CVP M&I WSP alternatives. A Record of Decision was signed on November 13, 2015, to implement Alternative 4, Updated M&I WSP (preferred alternative).

After the Record of Decision was signed, Reclamation developed additional guidelines (Central Valley Project Municipal and Industrial Water Shortage Policy Guidelines and Procedures) to ensure consistent and equitable implementation of the M&I WSP throughout the CVP for those Contractors subject to the M&I WSP. These guidelines primarily focus on the administrative process and calculations of public health and safety and possible adjustments to a Contractor’s Historical Use.


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Last Updated: 6/7/21