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1. 2014-2018 Transfer of CVP Water from Firebaugh Canal Water District Transfer to Pacheco, Panoche, San Luis and Westlands Water Districts ********* 2. 2014-2018 Transfer of CVP Water from Central California Irrigation District to Del Puerto, Panoche, San Luis and Westlands Water Districts********* 3. 2012-2013 Transfer of CVP Water from Central California Irrigation District or Firebaugh Canal Water District to San Luis, Panoche, Del Puerto, and/or Westlands Water Districts 1. In 2014, Reclamation proposes to approve a series of annual transfers of up to 7,500 acre-feet (AF) of Firebaugh Canal Water District?s (FCWD) Central Valley Project (CVP) water to Pacheco Water District (Pacheco), Panoche Water District (Panoche), San Luis Water District (SLWD), and Westlands Water District (WWD) from 2014 to 2018. ********* 2. In 2014, Reclamation proposes to approve the transfer of 20,500 AF of Central California Irrigation District's (CCID) CVP water to Del Puerto Water District (DPWD), Panoche, SLWD, and WWD from 2014 to 2018.********** 3. In 2012, Reclamation approved a series of annual transfers from 2012 to 2013 of up to 20,500 acre-feet (AF) of CCID San Joaquin River Exchange Contract Central Valley Project (Exchange Contract) supplies to SLWD, Panoche, and DPWD. Similarly, Reclamation approved a series of annual transfers of up to 5,000 AF of FCWD?s Exchange Contract supplies to WWD and/or SLWD. 2014-2018 Transfer from CCID: FONSI signed and EA completed on May 5, 2014. 2014-2018 Transfer from FCWD: FONSI signed and EA completed on May 5, 2014.
2-Gates Fish Protection Demonstration Project Environmental Assessment The proposed Demonstration Project is a 5-year experiment to validate a new delta smelt behavioral model and study the effects of modifying flows in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (Delta) to protect delta smelt and other sensitive aquatic species from entrainment in Central Valley Project (CVP) and State Water Project (SWP) export pumps. Research suggests that the pre-spawning migration of adult delta smelt is tied to sediment/suspended particles in the water (turbidity). Temporary gates would be placed across Old River and Connection Slough in the central Delta and operated from December to March to keep turbid water away from the CVP and SWP export pumps, thus keeping adult delta smelt away from the pumps, and in March and June to prevent larvae and juvenile delta smelt from being entrained by the export pumps. The Draft EA/FONSI was available for review on October 19, 2009. The comment period was extended to November 30, 2009. Public meetings held on October 26 in Fresno, on October 27 in Discovery Bay, and on October 28 in Stockton. Appendices to the EA are available by contacting the person listed above.
20-Year Extension of the 2005 Mendota Pool Exchange Agreements Reclamation and the Mendota Pool Group (MPG) propose a 20-year long extension of the existing Exchange Agreements with Reclamation for the continued exchange of up to 25,000 acre-feet (AF) of water per year (AFY) starting in 2015. The purpose of the extension is to enable the MPG to maintain production on historically irrigated lands by obtaining sufficient good quality water at cost-effective prices to offset fluctuations and frequent cutbacks in CVP deliveries. The action is not intended to increase the amount of water for farming activities Draft EIS expected to be available for review in Fall 2013.
2011 CVPIA Gravel Replenishment Program Stanislaus River at River Mile 58 Reclamation proposes to add up to 5,500 cubic yards of gravel to the Lower Stanislaus River at River Mile 58 below Goodwin Dam in 2011. The gravel would be distributed across the channel to create suitable spawning and rearing habitat conditions for steelhead trout and Chinook salmon. Reclamation has been replenishing spawning gravel at existing restoration sites in the Lower Stanislaus River since 1997 to increase and improve Chinook salmon, steelhead, and rainbow trout spawning and rearing habitat. Reclamation prepared an environmental assessment (EA) in 1997 and supplemental EAs in 2000 and 2004 for previous work in the Lower Stanislaus River. The methodologies, locations, and impact descriptions of the proposed action are the same as the methods and gravel placement sites covered in the above referenced Environmental Assessment and Supplements, which covered actions through 2006 and thus another supplemental EA is not needed. Finding of No New Significant Impact signed August 12, 2011.
2011 Interim American River Division Water Service Contract Renewals for Placer County Water Agency and the City of Roseville EA Reclamation proposes to execute interim renewal contracts for Placer County Water Agency and for the City of Roseville Interim renewal contracts are undertaken under the authority of the Central Valley Project Improvement Act (CVPIA) to provide a bridge between the expiration of the original long-term water service contracts and long-term renewal of those contracts. The CVPIA allows for the repeated execution of 2-year interim renewal contracts until the long-term renewal contracts are executed. Draft FONSI/EA to be available for review on October 19, 2010. Comments due December 17, 2010. FONSI signed December 30, 2010.
2013 Interim American River Division Water Service Contract Renewals for Sacramento Municipal Utility District and Sacramento County Water Agency Draft EA Reclamation proposes to execute two 26-month interim renewal contracts for Sacramento Municipal Utility District and Sacramento County Water Agency. Interim renewal contracts are undertaken under the authority of the Central Valley Project Improvement Act to provide a bridge between the expiration of the original long-term water service contracts and long-term renewal of those contracts. Draft EA available for review on October 17, 2012. Comment period ends on November 19, 2012. FONSI signed on December 28, 2012.
2013 Lower Klamath River Late Summer Flow Augmentation from Lewiston Dam Reclamation proposes to augment lower Klamath River flows to reduce the likelihood, and potentially reduce the severity, of any fish die-off. Reclamation would operate Trinity and Lewiston Reservoirs to target a minimum flow of 2,800 cfs in the lower Klamath River between August 15 and September 21, 2013. Draft EA and FONSI available for review on July 16, 2013. Comments due by July 31, 2013. FONSI signed and final EA completed on August 6, 2013.
2013 Water Transfers EA/FONSI Reclamation proposes to approve water transfers in 2013 that require Reclamation's approval, which is any transfer that involves Central Valley Project (CVP) water or requires the use of CVP facilities. Transfer water under the Proposed Action would originate in the Sacramento Valley via groundwater substitution and be transferred to water users south of the Delta that are experiencing water shortages in 2013 due to dry conditions. Water transfers included in the Proposed Action represent only a portion of the expected overall transfers in 2013. Draft EA and FONSI available for review on May 6, 2013. Comments were due May 21, 2013. FONSI signed and final EA completed on June 21, 2013.
2015 American River Division Interim Water Service Contract Renewal for Sacramento Municipal Utility District The Bureau of Reclamation proposes to enter into a 24-month (second) Interim Renewal Contract with Sacramento Municipal Utility District, an American River contractor, to facilitate the delivery of up to 30,000 acre-feet per year of CVP water for M&I uses in SMUD?s Rancho Seco service area. The term of this IRC would extend from March 1, 2015 through February 28, 2017; the IRC contains the same water contract amounts and terms and conditions as the prior RIC. In the event a new long-term water service contract is executed, the IRC then-in-effect would be superseded by the long-term water service contract and analyzed under a separate process. Comments on draft EA/FONSI due by COB on December 3, 2014.
2015 American River Division Interim Water Service Contract Renewal for the City of Roseville The Bureau of Reclamation proposes to enter into a 24-month (third) Interim Renewal Contract with the City of Roseville, an American River contractor, to facilitate the annual delivery of up to 32,000 acre-feet per year of CVP water for M&I use in Roseville?s CVP service area. The term of the Roseville IRC would be from March 1, 2015 through February 28, 2017. In the event a new long-term water service contract is executed, the IRC, then-in-effect, would be superseded by the long-term water service contract and analyzed under a separate environmental review process. Comments on draft EA/FONSI due by COB on December 3, 2014.
2015 American River Division Interim Water Service Contract Renewal for the Sacramento County Water Agency Bureau of Reclamation proposes to enter into a 24-month (second) Interim Renewal Contract with Sacramento County Water Agency, an American River contractor, to facilitate the delivery of up to 30,000 acre-feet per year (as per the Sacramento Municipal Utilities District assignment) of CVP water for M&I uses in SCWA?s Zone 40 service area. The term of this IRC would extend from March 1, 2015 through February 28, 2017; the IRC contains the same water contract amounts and terms and conditions as the previous IRC. In the event a new long-term water service contract is executed, the IRC then-in-effect would be superseded by the long-term water service contract and analyzed under a separate process. Comments on draft EA due by COB on December 3, 2014.
2015 Lower Klamath River Late-Summer Flow Augmentation from Lewiston Dam Continued dry hydrologic conditions and recent discovery of presence of Ich, the fish disease thought primarily responsible for the fish die-off in 2002, has prompted Reclamation to consider supplementing flows to the lower Klamath River in 2015. The Proposed Action includes a proactive release to prevent a disease outbreak and a contingency volume to be used on an emergency basis to avoid a significant die-off of adult salmon. Real-time environmental and biological monitoring by Federal, State and Tribal biologists would be used to determine if and when an emergency action would be implemented. FONSI Signed Aug 20, 2015. Draft EA for public comment July 31, 2015 - August 7, 2015.
2015 Refuge Level 2 Water Exchange between Reclamation and San Luis and Del Puerto Water Districts The Districts propose to fund the costs associated with the delivery of groundwater supplies from two private wells located in Grassland Water District GWD (up to 4,000 acre-feet [AF]) in exchange for refuge Level 2 water supply (2,000 AF). The developed groundwater would discharge directly into the GWD Santa Fe Canal conveyance system and be delivered to the private lands of the Grassland Resource Conservation District (GRCD) to meet a component of its Level 2 water supply demands. Once GWD begins receiving scheduled deliveries of its Level 2 water supply in the fall 2014, it is proposed that the Districts fund the cost to deliver up to 4,000 AF of groundwater in exchange for up to 2,000 AF of Level 2 water during the GRCD Level 2 delivery period this water year (2015/16). For every 2 AF of groundwater delivered to GWD the Districts will receive 1 AF of Refuge Level 2 water. The Level 2 exchange water will be made available to the Districts in the O?Neill Forebay of the Central Valley Project (CVP) facilities each month following the delivery of groundwater to GWD. This 2:1 exchange will result in a net refuge water supply benefit of up to 2,000 AF at no cost to Reclamation and up to 2,000 AF of new water supply for the Districts. FONSI signed September 3, 2015.
2015 Temporary Change in Water Quality Requirements for Groundwater Introduced into the Upper-Portion of the Delta-Mendota Canal For groundwater introduced into the upper portion of the Delta-Mendota Canal, the Bureau of Reclamation proposes to temporarily change the maximum acceptable concentration of selenium measured at the well head from 2 ppb to 5 ppb. The change would only be in effect through August 30, 2015. The maximum allowable selenium concentration for wells in the lower portion of the Delta-Mendota Canal would be unchanged The FONSI was signed and EA completed on July 28, 2015.
2016 Lower Klamath River Late-Summer Flow Augmentation from Lewiston Dam Reclamation has proposed the possible release of Trinity Reservoir-stored water to supplement flows to the lower Klamath River in late summer 2016. The Proposed Action to supplement flows was prepared as a contingency plan if environmental conditions present an elevated risk of a large-scale fish die-off from the fish disease Ichthyophthirius multifiliis (Ich). Real-time environmental and biological monitoring would be used to determine if and when to implement the Proposed Action. Draft EA was available for public review on August 2, 2016. FONSI signed on August 24, 2016.
2016 Tehama-Colusa Canal Authority Water Transfers The TCCA and its Member Units may experience severe water shortages in 2016 and are soliciting willing sellers to transfer surface water. A number of entities that use surface water from the Sacramento River have expressed interest in transferring water to Member Units of the TCCA. The TCCA would negotiate with these sellers, on behalf of the Member Units, to identify potential transfers and the specifics of each transfer arrangement. Transfers would be from willing sellers to buyers within the Sacramento Valley. Draft Environmental Assessment/Initial Study available for review February 4, 2016 - March 7, 2016.
2016 Temporary Change in Water Quality Requirements for Groundwater Introduced into the Upper Portion of the Delta-Mendota Canal Based on hydrologic conditions and regulatory requirements, Reclamation declared a 5 percent allocation for south of Delta Central Valley Project (CVP) agricultural contractors for the 2016 Contract Year. As a result, CVP contractors have a need to find alternative sources of water to fulfill demands. For groundwater introduced into the upper portion of the Delta-Mendota Canal (DMC), Reclamation proposes to temporarily change the maximum acceptable concentration of selenium measured at the well head from 2 parts per billion (ppb), to 5 ppb. The change would only be in effect through September 30, 2016. The maximum allowable selenium concentration for wells in the lower portion of the DMC would be unchanged. Finding of No Significant Impact Signed on August 11, 2016
2016 to 2020 Water Transfers by the Glenn-Colusa Irrigation District to Contiguous Parcels This Environmental Assessment (EA) has been prepared to examine the potential impacts of consenting to the transfer of up to 20,000 af Base Supply per Year from the GCID to lands outside, but contiguous to, GCID?s service area during contract years 2016-2020 within the term in which GCID determines a portion of the water available to be surplus to its needs. The total volume to be transferred under the program would be determined annually, based on GCID water availability and recipient needs. Transfers would occur monthly between April 1 and October 31. FONSI signed on April 14, 2016.
2016-2018 American River Division Interim Water Service Contract Renewal for the Placer County Water Agenc The Proposed Action is to enter into a 24-month IRC with the American River Division contractor, PCWA, to facilitate the annual delivery of up to 35,000 AFY of CVP water for municipal and industrial (M&I) uses in Placer County (figure 1). PCWA had two IRCs previously executed following the expiration of their previous long-term water service contract. This Proposed Action is the third IRC for PCWA. The term of the PCWA contract would be from March 1, 2016 through February 28, 2018. In the event a new long-term water service contract is executed, the IRC then-in-effect would be superseded by the long-term water service contract and analyzed under a separate process. There will be no changes to PCWA?s CVP service area, and no construction is required as part of the Proposed Action. Any request by an interim contractor to change its existing service area would be a separate federal action. Separate appropriate environmental compliance documentation would be completed before Reclamation approves a land inclusion or exclusion to any CVP contractor?s service area. FONSI signed 2/25/16
2017 American River Division Interim Water Service Contract Renewal for the City of Roseville Reclamation proposes to enter into a 24-month interim renewal contract (IRC) with the City of Roseville for up to 32,000 AFY of CVP water for M&I use in Roseville?s CVP service area. The term of the Roseville IRC would be from March 1, 2017 through February 28, 2019. In the event a new long-term water service contract is executed, the IRC, then-in-effect, would be superseded by the long-term water service contract and analyzed under a separate environmental review process. The purpose of the Proposed Action is to execute an IRC to provide a continued contract mechanism for the delivery of CVP water to the City of Roseville, and for the continued reimbursement to the federal government for costs related to the construction and operation of the CVP until their new long-term water service contract can be executed. The use of contract water for M&I use under the proposed IRC would not change from the M&I purpose of use specified in Roseville?s existing IRC. Signed FONSI and EA posted.
2017 American River Division Interim Water Service Contract Renewal for the Sacramento County Water Agency Reclamation proposes to enter into a 24-month interim renewal contract (IRC) with the Sacramento County Water Agency (SCWA) for up to 30,000 AFY of CVP water for M&I use in their service area. The term of the SCWA IRC would be from March 1, 2017 through February 28, 2019. In the event a new long-term water service contract is executed, the IRC, then-in-effect, would be superseded by the long-term water service contract and analyzed under a separate environmental review process. The purpose of the Proposed Action is to execute an IRC to provide a continued contract mechanism for the delivery of CVP water to the SCWA, and for the continued reimbursement to the federal government for costs related to the construction and operation of the CVP until their new long-term water service contract can be executed. The use of contract water for M&I use under the proposed IRC would not change from the M&I purpose of use specified in SCWA?s existing IRC. Signed FONSI and EA posted.
2017 American River Division Interim Water Service Contract Renewal for the Sacramento Municipal Utility District Reclamation proposes to enter into a 24-month interim renewal contract (IRC) with the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) for up to 30,000 AFY of CVP water for M&I use in their service area. The term of the SMUD IRC would be from March 1, 2017 through February 28, 2019. In the event a new long-term water service contract is executed, the IRC, then-in-effect, would be superseded by the long-term water service contract and analyzed under a separate environmental review process. The purpose of the Proposed Action is to execute an IRC to provide a continued contract mechanism for the delivery of CVP water to the SMUD, and for the continued reimbursement to the federal government for costs related to the construction and operation of the CVP until their new long-term water service contract can be executed. The use of contract water for M&I use under the proposed IRC would not change from the M&I purpose of use specified in SMUD?s existing IRC. 2017 signed FONSI and EA posted.
2018 Short Term 5-Year Warren Act Contract between the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and Placer County Water Agency Reclamation proposes to provide Placer County Water Agency with 100 acre-feet per year over a five-year term of non-Project water from Folsom Reservoir. The water would be delivered to the Los Lagos subdivision in Placer County via Placer County Water Agencies Folsom Reservoir intake pump. The Environmental Assessment was completed and Finding of No Significant Impact signed on February 7, 2018. The Draft EA was available for public review November 30, 2017 to December 22, 2017.
2018-2020 American River Division Interim Water Service Contract Renewal for the Placer County Water Agency Reclamation proposes to issue an interim CVP water service contract with Placer County Water Agency (PCWA) to facilitate the annual delivery of up to 35,000 acre-feet of CVP water for municipal and industrial uses in Placer County. The term of the PCWA contract would be from March 1, 2018, through Feb. 28, 2020. Deliveries would be made through existing facilities, and no new construction is required as part of the Proposed Action. In the event a new long-term water service contract is executed, the interim renewal contract then in effect would be superseded by the long-term water service contract and analyzed under a separate process. EA available for review on November 13, 2017. Comments due by close of business Monday, December 4, 2017.
3-Year Extension of the Mendota Pool Group Exchange Agreements Reclamation proposes to execute a series of one-year exchange agreements with the Mendota Pool Group and Peracchi over a 3-year period (2015-2018) once the existing 10-year exchange program ends February 28, 2015. In the event the proposed 20-year exchange program is approved, the one-year exchange agreements under this Proposed Action would be superseded by new exchange agreements. Draft EA/FONSI was available for public comment from March 23, 2015 to April 16, 2015. FONSI signed and EA completed on May 5, 2015.
5-Year Friant-Kern Canal Groundwater Pump-In Program Due to ongoing drought conditions and reduced water supplies, Friant Division Central Valley Project (CVP) contractors requested approval from Reclamation to pump cumulatively up to 50,000 acre-feet (AF) of groundwater into the Friant-Kern Canal over a two-year period. Based on specific environmental commitments required for the FKC Groundwater Pump-in Program, including water quality requirements, Reclamation determined that the cumulative introduction, storage, and conveyance of up to 50,000 AF per year of groundwater would not significantly affect the quality of the human environment and a FONSI was completed on May 2, 2014. Later, North-Kern Water Storage District (North-Kern), a non-CVP contractor located adjacent to the FKC in Kern County, requested approval from Reclamation to participate in the FKC Groundwater Pump-in Program. Due to ongoing dry conditions, certain Friant Division contractors and North-Kern have requested to continue participating in a FKC Groundwater Pump-in Program when the current program expires in February 2016. Therefore, Reclamation proposes to enter into one-year Warren Act agreements with the seven CVP contractors. In addition, Reclamation proposes to enter into a 5-year Warren Act Contract with North-Kern for introduction of their groundwater into the FKC. FONSI signed on 03/04/2016
5-Year Groundwater Acquisitions for South Delta CVPIA Refuges Reclamation proposes to enter into agreements with various parties SOD to acquire IL4 water supplies from privately and publicly owned groundwater production wells within or near the Grassland Ecological Area (GEA) and the City of Los Banos (Proposed Action). The groundwater acquisitions are proposed as a 5-year action (March 2016 through February 2021). The Proposed Action will include monitoring well production, water quality, groundwater levels, and land subsidence. Monitoring would occur at each well location to confirm that groundwater quality is suitable for refuge use. The groundwater production wells would collectively produce up to 29,000 AF of groundwater of acceptable quality annually, which can be conveyed to and used within the SOD Refuges. Reclamation releases the FONSI for the 5-Year Groundwater Acquisitions for South of Delta Central Valley Project Improvement Act Refuges on 02/01-2016
5-Year Refuge Level 2 Exchange Agreement with San Luis Water District The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) to evaluate and disclose any potential environmental impacts associated with Reclamation?s 5-year exchange of up to 6,000 acre-feet per year (AFY) groundwater for up to 3,000 AFY of Level 2 (L2) water with the San Luis Water District (District). This EA focuses on the potential impacts of exchanging up to 6,000 AFY of groundwater developed by the District and delivered to the East Bear Creek Unit of the San Luis NWR (EBCU) for up to 3,000 AFY of L2 water made available to the District. The pumped groundwater would help meet the EBCU?s L2 need as well as San Joaquin Valley Refuges? IL4 need. This proposed exchange would occur between October 2016 and February 28, 2021 and is authorized under the Central Valley Project Improvement Act (CVPIA), specifically Sections 3406(d)(2) and 3406(b)(3). FONSI for 2017 signed on September 15, 2017.
ARRA New Wells Project - Region 1 EA Under Title IV of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) for drought relief, the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) is proposing to provide funding for the construction of up to 32 new wells in the Upper Delta-Mendota Canal (DMC) area of the Central Valley Project (CVP) referred to as Region 1. The Proposed Action would include up to one new well constructed in Byron-Bethany Irrigation District, up to 10 new wells constructed in the West Stanislaus Irrigation District, and up to 21 new wells constructed in the Del Puerto Water District. The purpose of these new wells is to supplement the water districts' water supply in years when surface water allocation is constrained. Draft EA/FONSI available June 16th 2010. Comments due by June 30th 2010. FONSI signed July 13, 2010.
ARRA New Wells Project - Region 2 EA Under Title IV of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) for drought relief, the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) proposes to provide funding for up to four new wells in the San Luis Water District area of the Central Valley Project (CVP) referred to as Region 2. The purpose of these wells is to supplement the water districts' water supply in years when surface water allocation is constrained. Draft EA/FONSI available on June 16th, 2010. Comments are due by June 30th 2010. FONSI signed July 13, 2010.
ARRA New Wells Project - Region 3 EA Under Title IV of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) for drought relief, the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) proposes to provide funding for up to seven new wells in three water districts on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley referred to as Region 3. The Proposed Action would include up to two new wells constructed in the Tranquility Irrigation District, one new well constructed in the Fresno Slough Water District, and up to four new wells constructed in the James Irrigation District. The purpose of these new wells is to supplement the water districts' water supply in years when surface water allocation is constrained. Draft EA/FONSI available in June 16th 2010. Comments are due by June 30th 2010. FONSI signed July 13, 2010.
ARRA New Wells Project - Region 4 Under Title IV of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) for drought relief, the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) will provide funding for the construction of up to six new wells within the Grassland Water District referred to as Region 4. Each new well is intended to supplement the refuge and private wetlands water supply associated with the Grassland Resource Conservation District. For a copy of referenced material please contact Shelly Hatleberg. Draft EA/FONSI available on June 17th 2010. Comments are due by July 1 st 2010. FONSI signed on August 3, 2010.
ARRA-funded Water Recycling (Title 16) Projects FONSIs This site shows the FONSIs for water recycling projects funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. These FONSIs can also be found in separate locations in the NEPA website. All of these were completed by June 2010.
Accelerated Water Transfer Program for Friant Division and Cross Valley Central Valley Project Contractors, 2011-2015 EA The proposed Accelerated Water Transfer Program (AWTP) would provide a streamlined process for annual transfers and/or exchanges of Friant Division CVP water between eligible Friant Division and CV contractors for Contract Years 2011-2015. The AWTP will allow up to 300,000 acre-feet for transfers and/or exchanges between Friant Division contractors and transfers from Friant Division contractors to CV contractors per Contract Year. This would replace the 2006-2010 ATWP when it expires. Draft Finding of No Significant Impact and Supplemental Environmental Assessment for Increase in Quantity for the Friant Division and Cross Valley Accelerated Water Transfer Program, 2011-2015 available for comment on Nov 28, 2011. Comments due by December 12, 2011. FONSI signed on December 19, 2011.
Accelerated Water Transfer and Exchange Program for Friant Division and Cross Valley Contractors - Contract Years 2016-2020 Reclamation proposes to continue facilitating efficient and timely water management practices between Friant Division and Cross Valley Central Valley Project contractors through annual water transfers and/or exchanges in order to meet agricultural demands and/or municipal and industrial or other water requirements,for Contract Years 2016 through 2020 (March 1, 2016 to February 28, 2021). The cumulative amount of water transferred or exchanged annually would be limited to 255,000 acre-feet. The FONSI was signed on January 18, 2016.
Accelerated Water Transfer and Exchange Program for Sacramento Valley Central Valley Project Contractors ? Contract Years 2016- 2020 Reclamation proposes to implement 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. 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. FONSI and EA posted, Accelerated Water Transfer and Exchange Program for Sacramento Valley Central Valley Project Contractors - Contract years 2016 - 2020
Accelerated Water Transfers and Exchanges between South of Delta Contractors for Contract Years 2011-2015 EA Reclamation proposes to continue to implement an accelerated water transfer program (AWTP) that has allowed water transfers and exchanges between Central Valley Project contractors south of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and Cross Valley contractors since 1996. The proposed AWTP would be from March 1, 2011 through February 29, 2016. Annual water transfers and exchanges in the AWTP would be limited to a total of 150,000 acre-feet for actions between the CVP Delta Division, San Felipe Division, and San Luis Unit (South of Delta) contractors. This total includes transfers from Cross Valley contractors to South of Delta contractors. Supplemental EA and FONSI were completed in August 2013 to add water acquistions for wildlife refuges to the program. Draft FONSI and EA available for review on December 30, 2010. Comments due January 31, 2011. FONSI signed and Final EA prepared February 14, 2011.************************************** FONSI signed on July 29, 2013 and Supplemental EA completed for including water acquisitions for refuges in the South-of-Delta Accelerated Water Transfer Program
Acquisition of Up to 7,363 Acre-Feet of Water from Merced Irrigation District for the East Bear Creek Unit of the San Luis National Wildlife Refuge (2012) Reclamation proposes to enter into a temporary water service contract with the Merced Irrigation District (MID) to provide up to a maximum of 7,363 acre-feet (AF) of water from November 2012 through September 2013, to the East Bear Creek Unit of the San Luis National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge). FONSI signed and EA completed on October 29, 2012.
Acquisition of up to 40,000 Acre-Feet of Level 4 Refuge Water Supply from Westlands Water District (2017) Reclamation proposes to acquire up to 40,000 acre-feet of water from Westlands Water District for Incremental Level 4 (IL4) water supplies for south of the Delta refuges. FONSI signed on August 25, 2017
Addition of North-Kern Water Storage District to the Friant-Kern Canal Groundwater Pump-in Program Reclamation proposes to approve the introduction of up to 10,000 acre-feet (AF) of North-Kern Water Storage District?s groundwater into the Frian-Kern Canal (FKC) as part of the FKC Groundwater Pump-in Program. The up to 10,000 AF is included in the cumulative total (50,000 AF per year) allowed under the FKC Groundwater Pump-in Program. Finding of No Significant Impact signed on 10/15/2014
Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) System - South Tahoe Public Utilities District The Proposed Action involves installation of AMI for Phase 3 and part of Phase 4 in the STPUD service area. Phase 3 involves the installation of 1,432 water meters and Phase 4 involves the installation of 1,327 water meters. Metering in the STPUD service area will allow STPUD to meter volumetric consumption, and better determine district water allocation. Signed FONSI and Final EA posted.
Agreement for the Reimbursement of Groundwater Pumping Costs For the Gray Lodge Wildlife Area Between The United States and the State of California The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) proposes entering into the ?Agreement for the Reimbursement of Groundwater Pumping Costs for the Gray Lodge Wildlife Area between the United States and the State of California? (Reimbursement Agreement) with the State of California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) in order to reimbursement CDFW for costs associated with pumping groundwater as part of Level 4 supplies for the Gray Lodge Wildlife Area. The term of the Reimbursement Agreement would be effective the date of execution through February 28, 2031, approximately 15 years. EA completed and FONSI signed on August 25, 2016.
Agreement for the Reimbursement of Pumping Costs between the United States and the State of California for Refuge Water Supplies at Wildlife Areas Reclamation proposes entering into the ?Agreement for the Reimbursement of Pumping Costs for Refuge Water Supplies at Department of Fish and Wildlife Region 4 Wildlife Areas between the United States and the State of California? (Reimbursement Agreement) with the State of California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW). This Agreement would reimburse CDFW for costs associated with: 1) lift pumping refuge surface water supplies to CDFW Wildlife Areas (WAs); and 2) pumping sources of Incremental Level 4 water supplies developed at CDFW WAs located in the San Joaquin Valley. The Agreement?s term would be effective from the date of execution through February 28, 2029, approximately 15 years. Environmental Assessment completed. FONSI signed August 14, 2015
Amendment to the Agreement for the Acquisition of Water from Merced Irrigation District for the East Bear Creek Unit of the San Luis National Wildlife Refuge (2017-2018) Reclamation proposes to enter into an agreement with Merced Irrigation District (MID) to acquire Incremental Level (IL4) refuge water from MID's stored surface water supplies. The water would be delivered to to the East Bear Creek Unit of the San Luis National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge). The Proposed Action would further the goals and objectives of the Refuge Water Supply Program by improving refuge water availability South of the Delta. FONSI signed for the updated amendment on January 26, 2018.
Amendment to the Meyers Groundwater Banking Exchange Agreement Reclamation will amend the existing long-term water banking exchange program to increase the annual rate of extraction from 6,316 acre-feet (AF) to 10,526 AF, increase the cumulative total amount of Central Valley Project (CVP) water banked in Meyers Bank at any given time from 35,000 AF to 60,000 AF, increase the amount of Banta Carbona Irrigation District?s (BCID?s) non-CVP water conveyed in the Delta-Mendota Canal for banking from 5,000 AF/year to 10,000 AF/year, to approve the annual transfer of up to 10,000 AF/year of BCID?s CVP water in-lieu of their non-CVP water for banking at Meyers Bank and to include the delivery of banked water via the existing exchange program to other lands within the service area of San Luis Water District (SLWD). The purpose of the Proposed Action is to increase the reliability of existing water supplies for Meyers Farm and other contractors located within SLWD. The Draft EA and FONSI are available for public review from July 2, 2012 through July 31, 2012. FONSI signed and Final EA completed on September 16, 2013.
American River Hatchery ? New Hatchery Building Reclamation proposes to approve the construction by California Department of Fish and Game of a new hatchery building, installation of a new standby generator, and fiber optics relocation at the American River Fish Hatchery. The current facility is not large enough to support increased trout production. FONSI and EA were available for review on September 12, 2012. Comments were due September 28, 2012. FONSI signed and final EA completed on October 1, 2012
Anderson Cottonwood Irrigation District IRWMP Groundwater Production Element Project EA Reclamation proposes to provide financial assistance to the Anderson-Cottonwood Irrigation District (ACID or District) for the Sacramento Valley Integrated Regional Water Management Program (IRWMP) revision and implementation. The ACID Groundwater Production Element Project includes the installation of two groundwater wells to supplement existing district surface water and groundwater supplies. The proposed project would improve the flexibility and reliability of the District's water supply required to meet agricultural water needs, particularly during dry and critically dry water years. In 2004, ACID's surface rights were reduced from 165,000 to 121,000 ac-ft per year as part of the renegotiation of the 40 year Settlement Contract. Furthermore, the west side of the District's system has little to no downstream control. This project would help with the flexibility and reliability required to meet agricultural water needs. Draft EA/IS available for public review on August 30, 2011. Comments due by September 28, 2011. FONSI signed November 01, 2011.
Annual Exchange at the Mendota Pool between the Bureau of Reclamation and Donald J. Peracchi and affiliates for up to 3,600 acre-feet of Farmers Water District?s Groundwater for Central Valley Project Water through February 2015 Reclamation proposes to execute a series of one-year exchange agreements with Donald J. Peracchi and his affiliates through February 2015 (coterminous with the 10 year MPG exchange program). Under the proposed exchange agreements, groundwater pumped annually into Mendota Pool, minus losses, will be used by Reclamation to offset existing water contract obligations at the Mendota Pool. Reclamation will then reduce CVP deliveries to the Mendota Pool by the quantity exchanged and make an equivalent amount of CVP water (up to 3,600 AFY) available for irrigation purposes to Donald J. Peracchi and affiliates? lands in WWD via the San Luis Canal. Draft EA/FONSI available for public review on June 1, 2012. Comments due June 15, 2012. FONSI signed and final EA completed on June 29, 2012.
Antioch Community Park Soccer Field Improvements Reclamation has provided the East Bay Regional Parks Department approval for the City of Antioch's improvements at the Antioch Community Park soccer fields and surrounding lands. EBRP has an agreement with Reclamation for the operation and maintenance of the Contra Loma Regional Park at Contra Loma Reservoir, a Reclamation facility. The city of Antioch has a sublease through EBRPD for Antioch Community Park, which is located within the Contra Loma Regional Park. FONSI signed and EA completed on September 25, 2012
Approval of Warren Act Contract and Renewal of Right of Way License for Westlands Water District Reclamation proposes to issue a Warren Act Contract (WAC) for Westlands Water District (WWD) to introduce up to 10,000 AF per year of groundwater into federal facilities as excess capacity is available. The groundwater would be pumped from nine wells for introduction into the Coalinga Canal, conveyed and delivered within WWD?s boundaries through the Pleasant Valley system. The WAC would be in effect for up to five years. FONSI signed and EA completed on April 14, 2014.
Arroyo Canal Fish Screen and Sack Dam 6 Fish Passage Project EA/IS Reclamation in cooperation with the Henry Miller Reclamation District #2131 (HMRD), proposes to replace Sack Dam and install a new fish screen structure in Arroyo Canal to accommodate fish passage in the San Joaquin River, in accordance with the Stipulation of Settlement (Settlement) in NRDC, et al., v. Kirk Rodgers, et al. Draft FONSI and EA available for public review on June 1, 2012. Comments were due July 2, 2012. FONSI signed on September 4, 2013.
Arvin Edison Water Storage District/Westside Mutual Water Company Exchange (2011-2016) EA and Supplemental EA Reclamation proposes to approve a water exchange program between Arvin Edison Water Storage District (AEWSD) and Westside Mutual Water Company (WMWD). The exchange program between AEWSD and WMWC would begin in 2011 and be in effect through the end of 2016 contract year or 50,000 AF, whichever comes first. The purpose of the Proposed Action is to allow AEWSD to regulate its highly variable CVP water supplies, conserve and minimize overdraft of the groundwater resources within its service area and to provide a means of storage for WMWCs SWP carryover water supply until needed, particularly during low or drought years. *************************************** In April 2012, Reclamation received a request from WWWD to add their member lands and water supplies in Westlands Water District to the Exchange Program. Draft FONSI and EA available for public review on September 20, 2011. Comments due by October 5, 2011. FONSI signed and final EA completed November 7, 2011. Supplmental EA completed and FONSI signed on July 10, 2013 for adding (Westside)member lands in Westlands Water District to the Exchange Program
Arvin-Edison Water Storage District Water-Energy Conservation & Efficiency Project The Bureau of Reclamation awarded Arvin-Edison Water Storage District a WaterSMART Water and Energy Efficiency Grant to maximize the use of surface water while decreasing groundwater extractions, conserve water by improved water management, and increase energy efficiency from reduced reliance on pumped groundwater and implementation of on-farm conservation practices. EA available for public review on December 21, 2017. Comments were due on January 5, 2018. FONSI signed on January 10, 2018.
Arvin-Edison Water Storage District and Metropolitan Water District 10-year Water Transfer/Exchange Program 2013 Reclamation proposes to approve the following for Arvin-Edison Water Storage District (AEWSD) and Metropolitan Water District (MWD): 1. Groundwater Banking: MWD stores a portion of its State Water Project (SWP) supply in Central Valley Project (CVP) contractor AEWSD?s groundwater banking facilities as conditions allow. When requested, AEWSD would return previously banked SWP water to MWD. 2. Regulation Program: The Proposed Action would change the place of use and would allow AEWSD to deliver CVP water supplies to MWD and receive SWP water supplies in exchange. 3. Fall/Winter Supplies Exchange: If there are surplus CVP water supplies, AEWSD CVP water would be delivered to MWD to reduce the risk of spill and forfeiture of water. The timeframe for the contracts over this 10-year period would be from the approval date of the EA/FONSI through the remainder of the 10-year period as long as a Change of Place of Use is in place. The proposed exchanges total up to 100,000 acre-feet per year of CVP water supplies for all three program components. The FONSI was signed on 3/20/2014.
Arvin-Edison Water Storage District and Metropolitan Water District 12-month Water Exchange Project 2012 EA The purpose of the proposed action is to provide for the expeditious and timely delivery of surface water supplies available to Arvin-Edison Water Storage District (AEWSD) in lieu of groundwater it otherwise would have pumped and delivered to Metropolitan Water District (MWD) in fulfilling its return water obligations to MWD under the Program, and in allowing AEWSD to temporarily store water with MWD for return later within a 12-month period thereby making more efficient use of its contract water supplies. The Proposed Action would not increase groundwater pumping from what has historically occurred within the Kern County Subbasin by AEWSD, but has the potential to reduce goundwater pumping. Surface water imported into the district is used to recharge the groundwater through AEWSD?s many spreading works if not used directly for agricultural irrigation purposes. Draft FONSI and EA available for review on February 22, 2012. Comments due March 22, 2012. FONSI signed and final EA completed on April 27, 2012.
Arvin-Edison Water Storage District and Rosedale-Rio Bravo Water Storage District Exchange 2011 EA Arvin-Edison Water Storag District (AEWSD) would deliver up to 100,000 af of its CVP supplies, including but not limited to Class 1, Class 2, Uncontrolled Seasons, Section 215 Water, R/R water, RWA and other contracted CVP supplies to Rosedale-Rio Bravo Water Storage District (RRBWSD). AEWSD would be allowed to convey a maximum of 100,000 af of water at any one time, and RRBWSD would return an equivalent amount to AEWSD, upon request, at mutually acceptable schedules and flow rates. The exchange could take place between March 2011 and February 29, 2012.exchanging up to 100,000 acre-feet (af) of AEWSDs CVP water supplies with RRBWSD. FONSI signed and EA completed on March 31, 2011.
Ash Canyon Acquisition Project The proposed action is to allow the use of federal grant funding by the Nevada Land Trust (NLT) for acquisition of a 45.5-acre parcel of private land and approximately 20 acre-feet of associated water rights from a willing seller in Ash Canyon, Carson County, Nevada. The acquisition funds would be provided via a sub-grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation; the original grant-funding source is Reclamation?s Desert Terminal Lakes Program Draft EA available for review on May 8, 2015. Comments are due on May 22, 2015. FONSI signed on July 8, 2015.
Assignment of Sacramento River Settlement Contract No. 14-06-200-1364Y-R-1 At the request of the new property owners, Reclamation will assign the interests in Sacramento River Settlement Contract No. 14-06-200-1364Y-R-1 from E.L.H. Sutter Properties to Alan Lauppe, Joan Johnson, and Warren Lauppe, all as tenants-in-common, to correspond with the change in property ownership. (Variances between the original and current signatories for the contract are due to family ownership changes due to inheritance.) Reclamation?s authority for the action is granted by Article 33 of the Settlement Contract. Categorical Exclusion Checklist signed on July 8, 2016
Assignment of Sacramento River Settlement Contract No. 14-06-200-4178A-R-1 NCAO-CEC-17 -05 At the request of the new property owners, Reclamation will assign the interests in Sacramento River Settlement Contract No. 14-06-200-4178A-R-1 from Dorothy L. Leiser to B & D Family Partnership, to correspond with the change in property ownership. Reclamation?s authority for the action is granted by Article 33 of the Settlement Contract. Categorical Exclusion Checklist signed on November 21, 2016
Auburn Recreation District Bike Park Project Auburn, CA Reclamation proposes to approve the Auburn Recreation District's project which would construct and operate a recreational bike park on a 5-acre site off Maidu Drive in Auburn. The bike park would provide a variety of trails for various skill levels and activities. Specifically, the project is looking to develop park features as follows: pump track; jump track and return trail; strider track; directional flow trail; all-mountain trail; naturalized technical trail; skills loop; connectors trails on and offsite; trail heads; signage and fencing; and ADA parking and access, restrooms, and a viewing area. Public review of the EA/IS begins June 2, 2017 and ends July 3, 2017.
Authorization of Naval Air Station Fallon Stormwater Discharge Reclamation proposes to authorize the continued discharge and conveyance of stormwater from Naval Air Station Fallon through Newlands Project drainage facilities. Expected volumes and flow rates of stormwater discharging to Reclamation facilities would not change from the current estimated volumes and flow rates as long as the amount of impermeable surfaces remain the same. Environmental Assessment available for review on November 6, 2015. Comments were due December 7, 2015. FONSI signed on December 11, 2015.
Award of WaterSMART Grant for Tracy Lake Groundwater Recharge Project North San Joaquin Water Conservation District Reclamation proposes to provide funding, under a WaterSMART grant, to the North San Joaquin Water Conservation District for construction of a new water diversion intake structure with a fish screen in the Mokelumne River, including a pump station and pipeline to convey the diverted water to Tracy Lake. The intake would allow farmers in the area to replace groundwater pumping with surface water conveyed to Tracy Lake. Draft EA available for public review on January 27, 2014. Comments due February 28, 2014. FONSI signed and Final EA completed on June 9, 2014.
Battle Creek Salmon and Steelhead Restoration Project EIS/EIR The purpose of this project is to restore approximately 48 miles of habitat in Battle Creek and its tributaries to facilitate the safe passage for, and the growth and recovery of, naturally-produced anadromous fish populations, including three federally-listed runs: the Central Valley spring-run chinook salmon, the Central Valley steelhead trout, and the Sacramento River winter-run chinook salmon. Alternatives consist of various combinations of dam decommissioning and removals, fish screen/fish ladder improvements and increased in-stream flows. Notice of intent published 1/12/00. Scoping meeting held 1/31/00. Draft EIS/EIR released on 7/18/03. Public hearing on 8/27/03. Draft Supplemental EIS/Revised EIR released on March 1, 2005 for a 60-day review. FWS and NOAA-Fisheries Biological Opinions received June 2005. Final EIS/EIR released July 29, 2005. Record of Decision signed January 20, 2009. PROBLEMS VIEWING OR DOWNLOADING FILES? PLEASE CONTACT LYNNETTE WIRTH AT (916)978-5102 or lwirth@mp.usbr.gov
Battle Mountain Community Pasture Barn Demolition EA Reclamation is proposing to demolish and remove the Battle Mountain Community Pasture barn. The barn is part of Reclamation's Humboldt Project, which is operated and managed by the Pershing County Water Conservation District. Because the barn is unusable and no longer structurally sound, its removal is necessary for safety reasons. The Battle Mountain Community Pasture barn is located east of the town of Battle Mountain, on the north side of I-80. Draft EA and draft FONSI available for review on June 3, 2011. Comments were due Friday June 17, 2011. FONSI signed July 5, 2011.
Bella Vista Water District Advanced Metering and Water Conservation Improvements Reclamation proposes to grant $199,938 to BVWD through a WaterSMART Program grant, for its Advanced Metering and Water Conservation Improvements (project). The grant would partially fund the replacement of approximately 80 water meters on existing service connections, purchase and installation of advanced meter reading registers, smart irrigation controllers to be made available for BVWD water users, purchase of a portable flow meters, and an irrigation consultant for auditing. Once completed, the project would create approximately 275-350 acre-feet of water savings annually. The project would take place in the eastern portion of the City of Redding, California, as well as the rural communities east of Redding, Bella Vista and Palo Cedro. The FONSI was signed April 18, 2016.
Bella Vista Water District Solar Energy Project Reclamation proposes to provide Bella Vista Water District WaterSMART Water Energy and Efficiency Grant to help fund a project to install two solar photovoltaic (PV) power generation facilities near the cities of Bella Vista and Redding, California. The two PV power generation facilities would provide up to 608 kilowatts of combined energy to offset BVWD?s operating energy costs. Draft EA available for public review On October 12, 2017. Comments were due by close of business on October 26, 2017. FONSI signed on November 13, 2017.
Boca Dam Safety of Dams Modification Project Based upon extensive engineering analysis, Boca Dam is at risk from structural failure during an earthquake due to the presence of sand and gravel within the dam?s foundation. Reclamation proposes to excavate material from within Boca Reservoir to construct a shear key and stability berm on the downstream face of the dam, and modify the spillway crest structure. Boca Reservoir will be temporarily lowered to elevation 5,581 feet (NAVD88) in the first year of construction from June 15 to November 15, 2019. Construction will conclude by October 2020. The project will reduce seismic risks and meet Reclamation?s interim public protection guidelines. Draft EA/IS released for public review on January 3, 2018, with comments due by COB February 1, 2018.
Buckhorn Dam/Grass Valley Creek Toe Drain and Channel Rehabilitation Project EA The Project plans excavation of the Buckhorn dam outlet channel so that surface water elevations will be lowered to allow measurement of water seepage through the earthen dam as required in dam safety protocols. During excavation, Reclamation proposes to create additional off-channel juvenile holding habitat for coho salmon and steelhead that are common in the area. The constructed habitat will provide slow water refuge in proximity to vegetation and large wood cover habitat. To meet safety and fish habitat development needs, deigns estimate that excavation of approximately 9,000 cubic yards will be required. Project construction is proposed during summer 2012. Draft EA available for review on November 17, 2011. Comments due December 15, 2011. Final EA available March 2, 2012. FONSI signed on March 8, 2012. Project Implemented during summer/fall 2012. Maintenance of planting to occur in 2013 and 2014. Threatened Coho seen in newly opened habitat in November 2012.
Buena Vista Water Storage District BV8 State Water Project Turnout EA Reclamation proposes to award a Water for America Challenge Grant (Challenge Grant) to Buena Vista Water Storage District for the construction of a new turnout on the California Aqueduct and an underground pipeline to connect directly to their West Side Canal. This would reduce water delivery losses and create operational flexibility. Draft EA and draft FONSI available on August 23, 2010. Comments due September 21, 2010. FONSI signed and final EA completed on January 12, 2012.
Buena Vista Water Storage District Draft Environmental Assessment 2014 WaterSMART Grant for Section One of the Northern Area Project, California This Environmental Assessment (EA) has been prepared to examine the potential direct, indirect, and cumulative impacts to the affected environment associated with awarding a WaterSMART grant to Buena Vista Water Storage District (BVWSD). The Buena Vista Water Storage District would use the funding to purchase and install equipment for Section One of their Northern Area Project ( AP). Section One of the NAP primarily involves the installation of approximately 10 miles of buried pipeline to move water through the district and service agricultural production. The BVWSD lies in the trough of California?s southern San Joaquin Valley, approximately 16 miles west of the City of Bakersfield. Draft EA available for public review on June 16, 2015. Comments due by July 1, 2015. FONSI signed on September 16, 2015.
Buena Vista Water Storage District Water Use and Irrigation Efficiency Project Buena Vista Water Storage District (BVWSD) applied for a WaterSMART grant when Reclamation announced Funding Opportunity Announcement No. R11AF20006 to help fund their Water Use and Irrigation Efficiency Project (Project). Building off past effective water conservation practices, the Project generally consists of site-specific improvements installing metered turnouts, automated control structures, variable frequency drives, and flow meters. The Project area includes BVWSD?s service area and the Tule Elk State Natural Reserve in Kern County, California. In order to move forward with their Project, BVWSD needs help funding construction, installation, and furnishing of equipment and related appurtenances. The purpose of the Proposed Action is to assist BVWSD in reducing seepage and evaporation losses, and improving their overall water-use efficiency through site-specific distribution system improvements. The FONSI was signed on December 12, 2012.
Butte Water District Canal Automation Project, Draft EA/FONSI Under the Sacramento Valley Integrated Regional Water Management Plan (SVIWRMP) Grants Program, Reclamation proposes to provide financial assistance to the Butte Water District (District) for the replacement of the Thresher Weir on the District's Main Canal. The purpose of this Project is take a first step toward improving irrigation service and reducing water shortages by replacing the existing undersized, manually-operated structure at Thresher Weir with an enlarged weir equipped with electrically-driven, remotely-operated gates. In addition to improving irrigation service, installation of automated gates will improve regional water supply reliability by reducing spillage from the canal and laterals and will reduce tailwater now caused by the inability to adjust lateral flows to meet scheduled shutoffs of deliveries. Draft EA/FONSI available for public review on July 14, 2011. Comments due July 28, 2011. FONSI signed and final EA completed on August 18, 2011.
C Canal Flume Replacement Reclamation proposes to: 1) authorize the Klamath Irrigation District (KID) to replace the existing above-ground C Flume structure with a buried pipe facility, and 2) advance funds and enter into a repayment contract with KID to cover the costs of corresponding construction costs. Finding of No Significant Impact signed on 12/15/2015
Cachuma Lake Resource Management Plan EIS The purpose of the RMP is to establish management objectives, guidelines, and actions to be implemented by Reclamation directly, or through its recreation contract, that will protect the water supply and water quality functions of Cachuma Lake; protect and enhance natural and cultural resources in the Recreation Area, and provide recreational opportunities and facilities consistent with the Cachuma Project purposes and Reclamation policies. The Notice of Intent to develop a EIS was published in the Federal Register in March 2002. The Draft EIS was made available for public review during July and August 2008. A public open house was held in August 2008. The Final EIS was released on May 19, 2010. The 30-day wait period started on May 28, 2010. Record of Decision signed on May 27, 2011.
Cachuma North Portal Access Road Repair Project The Cachuma Operation and Maintenance Board, pursuant to its operating agreement with Reclamation (Contract No. 14-06-2000-5222R), proposes to realign, pave and provide erosion control to the access road at Lake Cachuma?s North Portal Intake Tower. Approximately ? of a mile of the access road will be realigned 20 feet into the existing bank and the slope of the bank laid back to a 1 ? to 1 ratio of decline. Following the road realignment, approximately 7,500 square feet of the access road will be repaved and provided with erosion control (temporary precast concrete dividers). Categorical Exclusion Checklist (CEC-17-007) signed on 5/19/2017
California High Speed Train Project The California High-Speed Train Project is being constructed through a series of design-build contracts. In areas where the guideway crosses Reclamation's lands, the California High Speed Rail Authority has proposed to relocated and replaced existing irrigation laterals. Reclamation would issue the Authority a temporary construction easement and a permanent right of way easement on Federally-owned lands administered by Reclamation, and exchange lands with the Authority that will be impacted by the guideway. FONSI signed September 18, 2017
California State Parks Accessibility Improvements Project at Millerton Lake State Recreation Area Reclamation proposes to provide funding and approval to State Parks to complete minor modifications to the following existing infrastructure within the Millerton Lake SRA: (1) eight campsites (# 3, 5, 16, 43, 120, 132, 133, and 144), (2) one comfort station (combination centers for Restrooms and Showers), (3) a horse camp, and (4) the campfire center. Draft FONSI and Environmental Assessment. Comments are due by COB March 6th, 2017.
Caltrans Intersection Widening State Highway 165 and Wolfsen Road Reclamation proposes to authorize the Federal Highway Administration to widen the intersection of Wolfsen Road and California State Route 165 in Merced County across a Reclamation right-of-way. This would correct unsafe conditions at the intersection. Reclamation signed the FONSI on June 28, 2013. Reclamation adopted the Environmental Assessment (EA) on the project issued by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) on July 27, 2011. FWS released the EA for public comment from August 1, 2011 to August 31, 2011. No comments were received.
Camp Berryessa EA Reclamation would issue a lease to Napa County Regional Park and Open Space District to construct and operate recreation facilities, utilities, and transportation infrastructure on Reclamation-managed federal land at Camp Berryessa. The purpose of the Proposed Action is to accomplish the following main objectives: " Facilitate and support outdoor recreation, environmental education, research and restoration serving students, youth groups, and nonprofit organizations and " Facilitate and support other forms of outdoor recreation and nature-based activities, to the extent that they are compatible with and support the goal above. FONSI signed March 15, 2011.
Camp Nine Whitewater Events Reclamation proposes to issue Special Event Permits (SEP), as water level conditions allow, for an intermittent whitewater boating program that was identified in the 2010 New Melones Lake Area RMP/EIS. The project is comprised of Reclamation?s issuance of an SEP for up to four local outfitter companies (permittees) to conduct commercial whitewater boating operations on the main stem Stanislaus River between the Camp Nine area and Mark Twain Day Use Area at New Melones Lake. The Proposed Action would use existing roads to transport customers, outfitter staff, and equipment along Highways 4 and 49, Parrotts Ferry Road, and Camp Nine Road, including the access route to Mark Twain Recreation Area on former Highway 49. The Camp Nine Road extends about nine miles from Parrotts Ferry Road to the Collierville Power Plant. Draft EA available for review on July 6, 2016. Comments due on August 5, 2016. FONSI signed on November 30, 2016.
Cantua Creek Stream Group Improvement Project Under the Proposed Action, Reclamation would approve and partially fund DWR?s proposed Cantua Creek Stream Group Improvements Project (Proposed Project). The Proposed Project would restore storage in the existing ponding basins along the San Luis Canal through flood easement acquisition and modifications to the San Luis Canal including: raising portions of the San Luis Canal embankment, pump pads, turnout facilities? protection embankments, and roads. Draft EA and Draft FONSI available for public review on November 13, 2015. Comments due by December 14, 2015. FONSI signed and final EA completed on April 19, 2016.
Carrizo Plain National Monument Land Acquisition Project Through an interagency agreement, Reclamation would provide $732,930 from the Central Valley Project Improvement Act Habitat Restoration Program to the Bureau of Land Management. The funding would be used to purchase four private parcels of land inholdings, totaling 290 acres, which are inholdings surrounded by lands within the Carrizo Plain National Monument. The purchase and management of the parcels would benefit listed species populations by preventing future habitat fragmentation and maintaining habitat connectivity and enhancing species? ability to locate and disperse-to suitable habitats.
Carson Lake and Pasture Transfer and Management EA Reclamation proposes to convey Federal lands known as the Carson Lake and Pasture (CLP) to the State of Nevada for use as a State wildlife management area and management as a component of the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network. CLP is located approximately 8 miles southeast of Fallon, Nevada. CLP consists of approximately 30,000 acres of pasture and wetlands. Draft Environmental Assessment available June 1, 2009. Comments were due August 14, 2009. No change in status.
Carson River Diversion Dam and Derby Diversion Dam Tender Houses Demolition and Removal Project Reclamation is proposing to hire a contractor to demolish, remove, and safely dispose of the Carson River Diversion Dam and Derby Diversion Dam Tender Houses and all associated facilities on Reclamation land. Site cleanup would also include removal of all accumulated trash. FONSI and Final EA available 8/7/2015
Carson River Floodplain Rehabilitation and Habitat Restoration Project Reclamation proposes to allow the Dayton Valley Conservation District to use National Fish and Wildlife Foundations sub-grant funding to control noxious and invasive weeds and to restore native and desirable vegetation on 12 parcels (451 acres total)within the floodplain of the Middle Carson River Draft EA available for review on September 30, 2015. Comments due October 30, 2015. Final EA prepared and FONSI signed on November 18, 2015.
Categorical Exclusion Checklists for 2012 for Northern California Area Office Attached are complete Categorical Exclusion Checklists (CECs) for 2012 for our Northern California Area Office. A CEC excludes certain categories of Federal actions from further NEPA documentation because these categories of actions have been determined in a public process to have no significant affect on the environment nor do they involve unresolved conflicts concerning alternative uses of available resources.
Categorical Exclusion Checklists for 2013 for Northern California Area Office Attached are complete Categorical Exclusion Checklists (CECs) for 2013 for our Northern California Area Office. A CEC excludes certain categories of Federal actions from further NEPA documentation because these categories of actions have been determined in a public process to have no significant affect on the environment nor do they involve unresolved conflicts concerning alternative uses of available resources.
Categorical Exclusion Checklists for 2014 Attached are complete Categorical Exclusion Checklists (CECs) for 2014 for our Northern California Area Office. A CEC excludes certain categories of Federal actions from further NEPA documentation because these categories of actions have been determined in a public process to have no significant affect on the environment nor do they involve unresolved conflicts concerning alternative uses of available resources.
Categorical Exclusion Checklists for 2014 for the Central California Area Office Attached are complete Categorical Exclusion Checklists (CECs) for 2014 for our Central California Area Office. A CEC excludes certain categories of Federal actions from further NEPA documentation because these categories of actions have been determined in a public process to have no significant affect on the environment nor do they involve unresolved conflicts concerning alternative uses of available resources.
Categorical Exclusion Checklists for 2017 for the Central California Area Office Attached are complete Categorical Exclusion Checklists (CECs) for 2017 for our Central California Area Office. A CEC excludes certain categories of Federal actions from further NEPA documentation because these categories of actions have been determined in a public process to have no significant affect on the environment nor do they involve unresolved conflicts concerning alternative uses of available resources.
Categorical Exclusion Checklists for Calendar Year 2011 Attached are the recent Categorical Exclusion Checklists for the Lahontan Basin Area Office. A CEC excludes certain categories of Federal actions from further NEPA documentation because these categories of actions have been determined in a public process to have no significant affect on the environment nor do they involve unresolved conflicts concerning alternative uses of available resources.
Categorical Exclusion Checklists for Calendar Year 2012 Attached are complete Categorical Exclusion Checklists (CECs) for 2012 for our Regional Office in Sacramento. A CEC excludes certain categories of Federal actions from further NEPA documentation because these categories of actions have been determined in a public process to have no significant affect on the environment nor do they involve unresolved conflicts concerning alternative uses of available resources.
Categorical Exclusion Checklists for Calendar Year 2015 Attached are complete Categorical Exclusion Checklists (CECs) for 2015 for our Regional Office in Sacramento. A CEC excludes certain categories of Federal actions from further NEPA documentation because these categories of actions have been determined in a public process to have no significant effect on the environment nor do they involve unresolved conflicts concerning alternative uses of available resources.
Categorical Exclusion Checklists for Calendar Year 2016 Attached are complete Categorical Exclusion Checklists (CECs) for 2016 for our Regional Office in Sacramento. A CEC excludes certain categories of Federal actions from further NEPA documentation because these categories of actions have been determined in a public process to have no significant effect on the environment nor do they involve unresolved conflicts concerning alternative uses of available resources.
Categorical Exclusion Checklists for KBAO for 2015 Attached are completed Categorical Exclusion Checklists (CECs) for 2015 for our Klamath Basin Area Office. A CEC excludes certain categories of Federal actions from further NEPA documentation because these categories of actions have been determined in a public process to have no significant affect on the environment nor do they involve unresolved conflicts concerning alternative uses of available resources.
Categorical Exclusion Checklists for Klamath Basin Office 2017 Attached are completed Categorical Exclusion Checklists (CECs) for 2017 for our Klamath Basin Area Office. A CEC excludes certain categories of Federal actions from further NEPA documentation because these categories of actions have been determined in a public process to have no significant affect on the environment nor do they involve unresolved conflicts concerning alternative uses of available resources.
Categorical Exclusion Checklists for Klamath Basin Office for 2016 Attached are completed Categorical Exclusion Checklists (CECs) for 2016 for our Klamath Basin Area Office. A CEC excludes certain categories of Federal actions from further NEPA documentation because these categories of actions have been determined in a public process to have no significant affect on the environment nor do they involve unresolved conflicts concerning alternative uses of available resources. None
Categorical Exclusion Checklists for LBAO for 2014 Attached are the Categorical Exclusion Checklists for the Lahontan Basin Area Office for 2014. A CEC excludes certain categories of Federal actions from further NEPA documentation because these categories of actions have been determined in a public process to have no significant affect on the environment nor do they involve unresolved conflicts concerning alternative uses of available resources.
Categorical Exclusion Checklists for LBAO for 2015 Attached are the Categorical Exclusion Checklists for the Lahontan Basin Area Office for 2015. A CEC excludes certain categories of Federal actions from further NEPA documentation because these categories of actions have been determined in a public process to have no significant affect on the environment nor do they involve unresolved conflicts concerning alternative uses of available resources.
Categorical Exclusion Checklists for Lahontan Basin Area Office for Calendar Year 2012 Attached are the recent Categorical Exclusion Checklists for the Lahontan Basin Area Office. A CEC excludes certain categories of Federal actions from further NEPA documentation because these categories of actions have been determined in a public process to have no significant affect on the environment nor do they involve unresolved conflicts concerning alternative uses of available resources.
Categorical Exclusion Checklists for Lahontan Basin Area Office for Calendar Year 2013 Attached are the Categorical Exclusion Checklists for the Lahontan Basin Area Office for 2013. A CEC excludes certain categories of Federal actions from further NEPA documentation because these categories of actions have been determined in a public process to have no significant affect on the environment nor do they involve unresolved conflicts concerning alternative uses of available resources.
Categorical Exclusion Checklists for NCA0 in 2015 Attached are complete Categorical Exclusion Checklists (CECs) for 2015 for our Northern California Area Office. A CEC excludes certain categories of Federal actions from further NEPA documentation because these categories of actions have been determined in a public process to have no significant affect on the environment nor do they involve unresolved conflicts concerning alternative uses of available resources.
Categorical Exclusion Checklists for NCA0 in 2016 Attached are complete Categorical Exclusion Checklists (CECs) for 2016 for our Northern California Area Office. A CEC excludes certain categories of Federal actions from further NEPA documentation because these categories of actions have been determined in a public process to have no significant affect on the environment nor do they involve unresolved conflicts concerning alternative uses of available resources.
Categorical Exclusion Checklists for NCA0 in 2017 Attached are complete Categorical Exclusion Checklists (CECs) for 2017 for our Northern California Area Office. A CEC excludes certain categories of Federal actions from further NEPA documentation because these categories of actions have been determined in a public process to have no significant affect on the environment nor do they involve unresolved conflicts concerning alternative uses of available resources.
Categorical Exclusion Checklists for NCA0 in 2018 Attached are complete Categorical Exclusion Checklists (CECs) for 2018 for our Northern California Area Office. A CEC excludes certain categories of Federal actions from further NEPA documentation because these categories of actions have been determined in a public process to have no significant effect on the environment nor do they involve unresolved conflicts concerning alternative uses of available resources
Categorical Exclusion Checklists for SCCAO for 2011 Attached are complete Categorical Exclusion Checklists (CECs) for 2011 for our South Central California Office. We posted the lists of the titles of CECs in previous years, but we will now be posting the actual CECs. A CEC excludes certain categories of Federal actions from further NEPA documentation because these categories of actions have been determined in a public process to have no significant affect on the environment nor do they involve unresolved conflicts concerning alternative uses of available resources.
Categorical Exclusion Checklists for SCCAO for 2012 Attached are complete Categorical Exclusion Checklists (CECs) for 2012 for our South Central California Area Office. A CEC excludes certain categories of Federal actions from further NEPA documentation because these categories of actions have been determined in a public process to have no significant affect on the environment nor do they involve unresolved conflicts concerning alternative uses of available resources.
Categorical Exclusion Checklists for SCCAO for 2015 Attached are completed Categorical Exclusion Checklists (CECs) for 2015 for our South Central California Area Office. A CEC excludes certain categories of Federal actions from further NEPA documentation because these categories of actions have been determined in a public process to have no significant affect on the environment nor do they involve unresolved conflicts concerning alternative uses of available resources.
Categorical Exclusion Checklists for SCCAO for 2016 Attached are completed Categorical Exclusion Checklists (CECs) for 2016 for our South Central California Area Office. A CEC excludes certain categories of Federal actions from further NEPA documentation because these categories of actions have been determined in a public process to have no significant affect on the environment nor do they involve unresolved conflicts concerning alternative uses of available resources.
Categorical Exclusion Checklists for SCCAO in 2013 Attached are completed Categorical Exclusion Checklists (CECs) for 2013 for our South Central California Area Office. A CEC excludes certain categories of Federal actions from further NEPA documentation because these categories of actions have been determined in a public process to have no significant affect on the environment nor do they involve unresolved conflicts concerning alternative uses of available resources.
Categorical Exclusion Checklists for SCCAO in 2014 Attached are completed Categorical Exclusion Checklists (CECs) for 2014 for our South Central California Area Office. A CEC excludes certain categories of Federal actions from further NEPA documentation because these categories of actions have been determined in a public process to have no significant affect on the environment nor do they involve unresolved conflicts concerning alternative uses of available resources.
Categorical Exclusion Checklists for SCCAO in 2017 Attached are completed Categorical Exclusion Checklists (CECs) for 2017 for our South Central California Area Office. A CEC excludes certain categories of Federal actions from further NEPA documentation because these categories of actions have been determined in a public process to have no significant affect on the environment nor do they involve unresolved conflicts concerning alternative uses of available resources.
Categorical Exclusion Checklists for SCCAO in 2018 Attached are complete Categorical Exclusion Checklists (CECs) for 2018 for the South Central California Area Office. A CEC excludes certain categories of Federal actions from further NEPA documentation because these categories of actions have been determined in a public process to have no significant affect on the environment nor do they involve unresolved conflicts concerning alternative uses of available resources.
Categorical Exclusion Checklists for the Bay Delta Office in 2017 Attached are completed Categorical Exclusion Checklists (CECs) for 2017 for our Bay Delta Office. A CEC excludes certain categories of Federal actions from further NEPA documentation because these categories of actions have been determined in a public process to have no significant affect on the environment nor do they involve unresolved conflicts concerning alternative uses of available resources.
Cawelo Water District Calloway Canal Lining Project Reclamation will provide a CALFED Bay-Delta Program grant to the Cawelo Water District to line the Calloway Canal. The purpose of the Proposed Action is to decrease the current water losses through seepage in the canal between the Cross Valley Intertie and Coffee Road. The implementation of the Proposed Action would increase operational efficiency in the CWD and decrease recharge to the underlying groundwater basin that contains constituents of concern. Draft EA available for public review on December 19, 2012. Comments were due January 17, 2013. FONSI signed April 12, 2013.
Cawelo Water District Calloway Canal Lining Project Reach B Reclamation proposes to award CWD with a $500,000 CALFED Water Use Efficiency Grant to assist in funding the lining of Reach B of the Calloway Canal in Bakersfield to decrease seepage and increase water supply reliability. 4,124 feet of the Calloway Canal would be lined with concrete. Reach B extends from Coffee Road in the south to 500 feet north of Hageman Road. Draft EA available for public review on January 22, 2014. Comments were due by February 4, 2014. Cawelo Water District joining the Metropolitan Bakersfield HCP for kit fox issues. FONSI signed and final EA completed on July 28, 2014.
Cawelo Water District Famoso Basin Pipeline Project Under the Proposed Action Alternative, Reclamation would grant the SF 299 federal lands encroachment permit to implement the Proposed Action to allow construction within the FKC right-of-way (ROW). Reclamation would also provide partial funding through a CALFED grant of $750,000 to CWD for construction of the Proposed Action. The Proposed Action would allow for the efficient conveyance and return of surface water between CWD and the FKC. Draft EA available for public comment. Comments are due by COB February 23, 2018.
Cawelo Water District and North Kern Water Storage District Calloway Canal Lining Project ? Reaches C1, C2, and D Under the proposed action, Reclamation would award Cawelo Water District with a $300,000 CALFED Water Use Efficiency Grant to assist in funding the lining of Reach C1of the Calloway Canal and a similar CALFED grant for $1,000,000 to assist in funding of Reach C2. Reclamation would also award North Kern Water Storage District with an Agricultural Water Conservation and Efficiency grant for $609,500 to assist in funding the lining of Reach D. The Calloway Canal is in Bakersfield, California. Draft EA available for public review on February 20, 2015. Comments were due on March 6, 2015. FONSI signed and final EA completed on March 24, 2015.
Central California Irrigation District Orestimba Creek Groundwater Recharge Project The Proposed Project will construct a 20 acre recharge facility near Orestimba Creek that would allow the recharge of 500 acre feet per year (afy) to the local groundwater basin. Existing connections to the Delta Mendota Canal would deliver up to 500 afy of excess winter flows and recaptured stormwater flows. The banked water would be available for recovery during dry periods through the construction of an extraction well at the site. FONSI was signed June 20,2017
Central California Irrigation District Amaral Systems Improvement Project The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) proposes to award Central California Irrigation District with a Bay-Delta Restoration Program: CALFED Water Use Efficiency Grant (grant) to fund a portion of their Amaral System Improvements Project (Project), located near Newman in Stanislaus County, California. The Project would capture agricultural spill and tailwater, and pump them into a regulating reservoir where they can be reincorporated back into CCID?s irrigation system. The Project is estimated to save up to 487 acre feet per year. Comments due by October 17, 2014.
Central California Irrigation District East Ditch and Poso Canal Reservoirs Project Reclamation proposes to award Central California Irrigation District (CCID) with a grant to fund a portion of their East Ditch and Poso Canal Reservoirs Project (Project) in Fresno and Merced counties, California. The Project involves the construction of two separate regulating reservoirs complete with inlet and outlet pump stations, piped discharges, and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) integrated controls. CCID needs to improve their internal water management on a total of 25 miles of affected canals by providing mid-stream regulation and storage. The Project would provide CCID with delivery flexibility to approximately 30,000 acres within their service area that would help facilitate irrigation system conversion to the more efficient buried drip and microsprinkler systems. Furthermore, the reservoirs would recapture and reuse excess irrigation flow and agricultural tailwater to reduce the spread of suspended solids, pesticides, and other constituents of concern that could ultimately flow into Salt Slough. FONSI signed and EA completed on October 6, 2014.
Central California Irrigation District Molasses Ditch Lining Project The Bureau of Reclamation has proposed awarding WaterSMART Water and Energy Efficiency Grant funding to the Central California Irrigation District (District). The District would use the funding to line the existing Molasses Ditch with concrete, as well as to replace culverts and existing water control structures for efficient transport. Approximately two miles of the unlined Molasses Ditch will be engineered to eliminate dead water storage, and to improve flow by reducing seepage and removing aquatic vegetation. The Project is expected to conserve approximately 476 acre feet per year through seepage elimination, and reduce the delivery time between the canal headworks and farm headgate deliveries. Once installed, the Project will reduce the District's irrigation demand from the Central Valley Project, improve operational efficiency, and help encourage growers to convert to high-efficiency irrigation systems. FONSI and Final EA
Central Dublin Recycled Water Distribution and Retrofit Project EA Reclamation proposes to provide Federal funds to the share the cost with the Dublin San Ramon Services District (DSRSD) to extend recycled water distribution pipelines to serve landscape irrigation demands at several schools, parks, streetscapes and medians in Central Dublin, as well as the common area of one apartment complex. DSRSD would install approximately 4,450 feet of 12-inch pipeline, 10,468 feet of 6-inch pipeline, and 215 feet of 4-inch pipeline within existing paved streets. The proposed action would also provide plumbing retrofits to existing irrigation systems. Draft FONSI and EA available for public review in July 28, 2011. Comments were due by August 11, 2011. FONSI signed and Final EA completed on May 11, 2012.
Central Valley Project Conservation Program/Habitat Restoration Program Projects for Fiscal Year 2013 (EAs and CECs) The primary goal of the Central Valley Project Conservation Program (CVPCP) is to enhance, protect, and recover listed and special-status species and their habitats affected by the Central Valley Project. The CVPCP is highly integrated into the Central Valley Project Improvement Act (CVPIA) Habitat Restoration Program (HRP)[b)1)(other) program]. The purpose and objectives of the HRP are generally to address other environmental impacts of the CVP, such as habitat restoration for listed species. There were two EAs and two CECs for projects funded in fiscal year 2013.
Central Valley Project Conservation Program/Habitat Restoration Program Projects for Fiscal Year 2014 (EAs and CECs) The primary goal of the Central Valley Project Conservation Program (CVPCP) is to enhance, protect, and recover listed and special-status species and their habitats affected by the Central Valley Project. The CVPCP is highly integrated into the Central Valley Project Improvement Act (CVPIA) Habitat Restoration Program (HRP)[b)1)(other) program]. The purpose and objectives of the HRP are generally to address other environmental impacts of the CVP, such as habitat restoration for listed species. Four projects were funded in Fiscal Year 2014.(3 EAs and 1 CEC).
Central Valley Project Conservation Program/Habitat Restoration Program Projects for Fiscal Year 2015 (EAs and CECs) The primary goal of the Central Valley Project Conservation Program (CVPCP) is to enhance, protect, and recover listed and special-status species and their habitats affected by the Central Valley Project. The CVPCP is highly integrated into the Central Valley Project Improvement Act (CVPIA) Habitat Restoration Program (HRP)[b)1)(other) program]. The purpose and objectives of the HRP are generally to address other environmental impacts of the CVP, such as habitat restoration for listed species. FONSI signed for Protection of Alkali Scrub Habitat on December 12, 2015. FONSI signed for Dos Rios Ranch Riparian Brush Rabbit Recovery Project on June 22, 2016. CEC signed for Environmental DNA Assays for Vernal Pool branchiopods and biodiversity assessment on January 28, 2016. CEC signed for Evaluation of Integrating adaptation and phenotypic plasticity into models of habitat connectivity for the Ciervo-Panache giant kangaroo rat on May 20, 2016.
Central Valley Project Conservation Program/Habitat Restoration Program Projects for Fiscal Year 2016 (EAs and CECs) The primary goal of the Central Valley Project Conservation Program (CVPCP) is to enhance, protect, and recover listed and special-status species and their habitats affected by the Central Valley Project. The CVPCP is highly integrated into the Central Valley Project Improvement Act (CVPIA) Habitat Restoration Program (HRP)[b)1)(other) program]. The purpose and objectives of the HRP are generally to address other environmental impacts of the CVP, such as habitat restoration for listed species. Todisco Ranch EA available for public review on November 9, 2016. Comments due on November 23, 2016. FONSI signed on January 4, 2017. * * * * * * * Longhorn Fairy Shrimp Habitat EA available for review on March 8, 2017. Comments were due March 22, 2017. FONSI signed on April 11, 2017.
Central Valley Project Conservation Program/Habitat Restoration Program Projects for Fiscal Year 2018 (EAs and CECs) The primary goal of the Central Valley Project Conservation Program (CVPCP) is to enhance, protect, and recover listed and special-status species and their habitats affected by the Central Valley Project. The CVPCP is highly integrated into the Central Valley Project Improvement Act (CVPIA) Habitat Restoration Program (HRP)[b)1)(other) program]. The purpose and objectives of the HRP are generally to address other environmental impacts of the CVP, such as habitat restoration for listed species.
Central Valley Project Conservation Program/Habitat Restoration Program Projects from FY 2011 through FY 2012 (EAs and CECs) The primary goal of the Central Valley Project Conservation Program (CVPCP) is to enhance, protect, and recover listed and special-status species and their habitats affected by the Central Valley Project. The CVPCP is highly integrated into the Central Valley Project Improvement Act (CVPIA) Habitat Restoration Program (HRP)[b)1)(other) program]. The purpose and objectives of the HRP are generally to address other environmental impacts of the CVP, such as habitat restoration for listed species. This site is for all projects from Fiscal Years 2011 - 2012. Previous years' projects have their own sites.
Central Valley Project Draft Finding of No Significant Impact and Environmental Assessment Interim Renewal Contract for Cross Valley Contractors 2016-2018 In accordance with, and as required by, Section 3404(c) of the CVPIA, Reclamation proposes to execute eight interim renewal contracts beginning March 1, 2016. These eight interim renewal contracts would be renewed for a two-year period from March 1, 2016 through February 28, 2018. In the event a new long-term renewal contract for water service is executed, the interim renewal contract then-in-effect would be superseded by the long-term renewal contract. Reclamation has prepared the Draft Environmental Assessment to determine the site specific environmental effects of any actions resulting from the execution of these eight interim renewal contracts. Reclamation, has determined that the renewal of eight Central Valley Project interim renewal contracts for Cross Valley Contractors and the approval of the Cross Valley Contractors? Article 5 exchange arrangements for the contract period March 1, 2016 through February 28, 2018 is not a major federal action that will significantly affect the quality of the human environment. Therefore an environmental impact statement is not required and Reclamation is issuing a Draft Finding of No Significant Impact. FONSI signed February 29, 2016.
Central Valley Project Interim Renewal Contract for Cross Valley Contractors 2018-2020 Bureau of Reclamation proposes to execute eight Cross Valley Contractor interim renewal contracts beginning March 1, 2018. These eight interim renewal contracts would be renewed for a two-year period from March 1, 2018 through February 29, 2020. In the event a new long-term renewal contract for water service is executed, the interim renewal contract then-in-effect would be superseded by the long-term renewal contract. Draft EA available for review on January 19, 2018. Comments due February 16, 2018.
Central Valley Project Interim Renewal Contract for Westlands Water District, Santa Clara Valley Water District, and Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency 2016-2018 On February 29, 2016, Reclamation issued a FONSI for six interim renewal contracts for Westlands Water District, Santa Clara Valley Water District, and Pajaro Water Management Agency for the contract period March 1, 2016 through February 28, 2018. The interim renewal contracts were executed on March 1, 2016. Reclamation?s EA was subsequently challenged by a coalition of environmental organizations led by the North Coast Rivers Alliance. Consistent with a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals determination, Reclamation has prepared a revised EA to include a non-contract renewal No Action Alternative and the consideration of a reduced contract alternative based on an updated Water Needs Assessment. Final EA completed and FONSI signed on May 31, 2017. The revised Draft EA was available for public review March 22 through April 6, 2017.
Central Valley Project Interim Renewal Contract for the City of Tracy 2018-2020 Execution of long-term renewal contract with the City of Tracy is still pending. The Proposed Action is to execute an interim renewal contract in order to extend the term of the City?s existing interim renewal contract for two years, beginning March 1, 2018 and ending February 29, 2020. Execution of this interim renewal contract is needed to continue delivery of CVP water to the City, and to further implement CVPIA Section 3404(c), until the City?s new long-term renewal contract can be executed. The 30-day public review period will begin December 11th and close on January 9th.
Central Valley Project Interim Renewal Contracts for Cities of Avenal, Coalinga, Huron and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife 2017-2019 The purpose of the Proposed Action is to execute interim renewal contracts for the Cities of Avenal, Coalinga, Huron and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife in order to extend the term of the contractors? existing interim renewal contracts for two years, beginning March 1, 2017 and ending February 28, 2019.in order to extend the term of the contractors? existing interim renewal contracts for two years, beginning March 1, 2017 and ending February 28, 2019. EA completed and FONSI signed on February 28, 2017. EA was available for review from January 31, 2017 through February 17, 2017.
Central Valley Project Interim Renewal Contracts for Panoche Water District and San Luis Water District 2013 ? 2015 Reclamation proposes to execute two San Luis Unit interim renewal contracts beginning March 1, 2013 for Panoche Waer District (PWD) and San Luis Water District (SLWD). Both PWD and SLWD are currently on their second interim renewal contract and this Proposed Action will be their third. The two interim renewal contracts will be renewed for a two-year period from March 1, 2013 through February 28, 2015. No comments were received. The FONSI was signed on 2/28/2013.
Central Valley Project Interim Renewal Contracts for Panoche Water District and San Luis Water District 2015-2017 Bureau of Reclamation proposes to execute two interim renewal water service contracts between the United States and the Panoche Water District and San Luis Water District. Both PWD and SLWD are currently on their third interim renewal contract and this Proposed Action would be their fourth. The Proposed Action would continue these existing interim renewal contracts, with only minor administrative changes to the contract provisions, to update the previous interim renewal contracts for the new contract period. In the event a new long-term water service contract is executed, the interim renewal contract then-in-effect would be superseded by the long-term water service contract. FONSI signed and EA completed on February 12, 2015.
Central Valley Project Interim Renewal Contracts for Panoche Water District and San Luis Water District 2017-2019 The Proposed Action would continue these existing interim renewal contracts, with only minor, administrative changes to the contract provisions to update the previous interim renewal contracts for the new contract period. In the event a new long-term water service contract is executed, the interim renewal contract then-in-effect would be superseded by the long-term water service contract. FONSI signed and Final EA and appendices posted.
Central Valley Project Interim Renewal Contracts for Westlands Water District, Santa Clara Valley Water District, and Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency 2014-2016 Reclamation proposes to execute six interim renewal contracts for the Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency, Santa Clara Valley Water District,and Westlands Water District for contract period March 1, 2014 through February 29, 2016. The Proposed Action will continue these existing interim renewal contracts, with only minor, administrative changes to the contract provisions to update the previous interim renewal contracts for the new contract period. FONSI signed and final EA completed on February 28, 2014.
Central Valley Project Interim Renewal Contracts for Westlands Water District, Santa Clara Valley Water District, and Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency 2018-2020 Under the Proposed Action, Westlands Water District (Westlands) would continue to receive up to 1,192,948 acre-feet (AF) per year and Santa Clara Valley Water District (Santa Clara) would continue to receive up to 6,260 AF per year of CVP water pursuant to the interim renewal contracts listed in Table 1. Draft FONSI and EA posted. Comments are due by COB December 21, 2017.
Central Valley Project Interim Renewal Contracts for the Cities of Avenal, Coalinga, Huron and the California Department of Fish and Game 2013 ? 2015 Reclamation proposes to execute four San Luis Unit interim renewal contracts beginning March 1, 2013 for the Cities of Avenal, Coalinga, Huron, and Department of Fish and Game (DFG). The Cities of Avenal, Coalinga, Huron, and DFG are currently on their second interim renewal contract and this Proposed Action will be their third. The four interim renewal contracts will be renewed for a two-year period from March 1, 2013 through February 28, 2015. No comments were received. The FONSI was signed on 2/25/2013.
Central Valley Project Interim Renewal Contracts for the Cities of Avenal, Coalinga, Huron and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife 2015 ? 2017 In accordance with and as required by Section 3404(c) of the CVPIA, Reclamation proposes to execute interim renewal contracts with DFW, previously California Department of Fish and Game, and the Cities of Avenal, Coalinga, and Huron for contract period March 1, 2015 through February 28, 2017. These four contractors are currently on their third interim renewal contract and the Proposed Action would continue these existing interim renewal contracts, with only minor, administrative changes to the contract provisions to update the previous interim renewal contracts for the new contract period. In the event a new long-term water service contract is executed, the interim renewal contract then-in-effect would be superseded by the long-term water service contract. No changes to the contractors? service areas or water deliveries are part of the Proposed Action. CVP water deliveries under the two proposed interim renewal contracts can only be used within each designated contract service area or service area maps). The contract service area for the proposed interim renewal contracts have not changed from the existing interim renewal contracts. FONSI signed and EA completed on December 11, 2014.
Central Valley Project Water Service Interim Renewal Contract for the City of Tracy 2014-2016 Reclamation proposes to execute a Delta Division interim renewal contract beginning January 1, 2014 with the City of Tracy (City) for 26 months (January 1, 2014 through February 29, 2016)which will combine its expiring long-term water service contract with its two partial assignment interim renewal contracts. Draft EA and FONSI available on October 21, 2013 for public review. Comments are due November 20, 2013. FONSI signed and final EA completed on December 6, 2013
City of American Canyon Water and Energy Efficiency Grant 2016 Reclamation?s proposed action is to award the City of American Canyon with $297,895, to complete their project. This funding will cover 45% of the project costs. As a result of funding the project, the City will construct a tower gateway base (TGB) station, or advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) tower, at the address 100 Napa Junction Road for meter data reception. The tower will read meter data from 5,500 meter locations, and transmit data to a new, central computer network. The central computer network include a regional network interface and LOGIC meter data management software to manage the TGB station and meter network. The City will design and launch a website that will allow mobile and desktop users (both City staff and water customers) to view water consumption and setup alerts. City staff will be alerted in real-time of changes in pipe pressure and water leaks, which will serve to curb water losses by approximately 254 acre-feet (AF) per year. The existing 2,000 meters in the City already equipped with `smart? passive integrated transponders, would be integrated into the AMI system. With this grant funding, the City will also retrofit 3,500 meters with smart-meters. All new development will require the installation of smart-meters that can integrate into the AMI system. A Finding of No Significant Impact was signed on May 17, 2017.
City of Concord Galindo Creek Storm Drain along the Contra Costa Canal between MP 32.4 and 32.9 The proposed action is issue a new license to the City of Concord to install, operate, and maintain a storm drain system at the Galindo Creek Wasteway and side channel spillway located adjacent to the Contra Costa Canal between milepost (MP) 32.4 and 32.9. The license area includes approximately 1.07 acres of Reclamation land. Categorical Exclusion Checklist is now available.
City of Fresno Raw Water Pipeline EA Reclamation proposes to approve a permit for the City of Fresno (City) to build a new turnout on the Friant-Kern Canal (FKC). The turnout would allow the City to construct and operate a 4.5 mile long pipeline raw water supply pipeline from the FKC to the City's Surface Water Treatment Facility. Draft EA and FONSI was available for review on August 19, 2011. Comments were due September 19, 2011. FONSI signed and final EA completed on February 10, 2016.
City of Huron Land Use Authorization The City of Huron has requested a land use authorization so that treated effluent from its wastewater treatment plant be applied to 200 acres of alfalfa on adjacent Reclamation land in order to reduce nitrogen as required in the December 5, 2014, the Regional Water Quality Control Board issued Waste Discharge Requirements Order Number R5-20140163 to the City regarding its Treatment Plant. Signed FONSI and Final EA with appendices posted.
City of Orland - Pilot Flying J Travel Center - Abandonment and Realignment of Irrigation Features - Orland Project, CA The City of Orland is requesting a construction permit from Reclamation to redirect a segment of an open, active, concrete-lined irrigation ditch in Lateral 8-2 underground, to accommodate the widening of County Road 13 in Orland, CA (Figure 1). The road widening work is necessitated by the construction of the Pilot Flying J Travel Center (Travel Center). Categorical Exclusion Checklist signed on April 4, 2016.
City of Roseville Warren Act Contract EA/IS Purpose is to convey up to 30,000 acre-feet of non-CVP Placer County Water Agency (PCWA) water to the City of Roseville for municipal and industrial uses. The water is being made available by PCWA from its Middle Fork Project. Draft EA/IS released on January 27, 2006 for a thirty-day review. Final EA/IS completed and FONSI signed on September 7, 2006.
City of Roseville and Placer County Water Agency Interim Renewal Water Service Contracts 2013 Reclamation proposes to approve two separate 24-month interim renewal water service contracts with the City of Roseville (Roseville) and Placer County Water Agency (PCWA). The water service contract with Roseville provides for the delivery of up to 32,000 acre-feet and the water service contract with PCWA provides for the delivery of up to 35,000 acre-feet. The purpose of the action is to execute two interim renewal contracts to continue delivery of CVP water to Roseville and PCWA until their new long-term contracts can be executed. The term of the Roseville interim contract is March 1, 2013 through February 28, 2015. The term of the PCWA contract is March 1, 2014 through February 29, 2016. Signed FONSI and EA available to the public on March 4, 2013.
City of Sacramento Water Meter Retrofits and Expansion of the River Friendly Landscaping Program Reclamation proposes to provide Bay-Delta Restoration Program: CalFed Water Use Efficiency Grant funding to the City of Sacramento (City) for its Residential Water Meter Retrofits and Expansion of the River Friendly Landscaping Program (Project). The water meter portion of the Project will be implemented in three Sacramento residential neighborhoods (Colonial Heights, Elmhurst, and Oak Park). Expansion of the River Friendly Landscaping Program would offer cash rebates to City of Sacramento residents that remove irrigated turf and replace it with approved drought tolerant vegetation. Both components of the Project would take place within the City of Sacramento. FONSI signed November 24, 2015.
City of Tracy Long-term Central Valley Project Water Groundwater Banking with Semitropic Water Storage District Reclamation would approve a long-term (through Contract Year 2035) groundwater banking program between the City of Tracy (Tracy) and Semitropic Water Storage District(Semitropic). The long-term groundwater banking program will include the banking of up to 10,500 acre-feet per year of Tracy's available Central Valley Project surface water supplies within Semitropic. Draft EA and FONSI available for public review in on October 18, 2010. Comments due November 16, 2010. FONSI signed and final EA completed May 26, 2011.
Clayton Regency Mobile Home Park Out of Area Service Agreement Reclamation proposes to permit the delivery of Central Valley Project water by Contra Costa Water District (CCWD) to the Clayton Regency Mobile Home Park which is outside of the District?s service area. In order to deliver this water, CCWD and the Park will install and operate a water line from the current service terminus to the mobile home park, a distance of approximately 15,000 feet. The FONSI was signed on November 28, 2012.
Clear Creek Salmonid Spawning Gravel Augmentation Program Reclamation will place approximately 10,000 tons of gravel into the creek to help improve spawning habitat for Chinook salmon and steelhead from August 30, 2012 to approximately September 15, 2012. This project is an integral part of the Clear Creek Restoration Program, an on-going inter-agency effort to increase salmonids in Clear Creek. CEC signed on July 16, 2012.
Coleman Barrier Weir Site Modifications The U.S. Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) and the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) are working cooperatively on a new Proposed Action located at the Barrier Weir and Ladder facility at the Coleman National Fish Hatchery (CNFH), near Anderson, California, Shasta County. Reclamation and the Service propose additional modifications be made to the overshot gate and wastewater wall to prevent unwanted upstream migration during critical times of the year. In addition, the Proposed Action would restore viewing opportunities for the visiting public by constructing a new viewing platform that would provide the visiting public with a direct view of the adult salmon that congregate at the base of the Barrier Weir. EA/FONSI available September 30, 2011
Colusa County Irrigation District SCADA Installation Project The Bureau of Reclamation is proposing to provide a WaterSMART Water and Energy Efficiency grant to the Colusa County Water District (District). The District would use this grant funding as a cost-share to install Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) equipment and upgrade two voltage control centers to automate District-wide water operations. Automation of water operations would improve on water use efficiency within the District to result in substantial energy and water savings. The proposed Project is located in Colusa and Yolo counties, California. FONSI signed and EA completed on September 26, 2014.
Colusa County Water District - Discharge Facility - Tehama-Colusa Canal, Milepost 91.22R - Central Valley Project, California Proposed Action Colusa County Water District (District) is requesting permission to install, operate and maintain a new discharge facility along the Tehama-Colusa Canal (TCC) for the purposes of discharging well water into the TCC in conjunction with the District?s Warren Act Contract. At Milepost 91.22RL, a 12-inch PVC or steel pipeline will be installed to connect a well located on land owned by Kalfsbeek Land and Holding to Reclamation?s canal. Existing pipeline on private property extends approximately 2,000 feet to Reclamation?s right-of-way. From the Reclamation fence line, the pipeline will follow the right-of-way, crossing under Reclamation?s canal access road and extending into the canal through the embankment (Figure 1) a total of 92 feet, all of which have been previously disturbed. A backhoe would be used to dig the trench. Soils extracted by trenching would be prevented from entering the canal and would be reused to cover the new pipeline. The pipeline over the U.S. right-of-way and access road shall have a minimum of two feet of cover. A plan and cross sectional view of the project area are depicted in Figure 2. A photograph of the action area is provided as Figure 3. The discharge facility is located in Section 23, Township 14 North, Range 3 West, M.D.M.& M. in Colusa County. The Tehama-Colusa Canal Authority (TCCA) and Reclamation reviewed the location on May 28, 2015. It has been determined that the proposed facility will not interfere with the operation and maintenance of the TCC. This action would occur as soon as possible in preparation for the irrigation season. The right-of-way and area to be used for this action does not provide habitat for any threatened or endangered species. The canal itself is concrete lined. The TCCA regularly maintains the area and engages in a weed abatement program both along the right-of-way and in the canal. CEC signed and posted.
Colusa County Water District - Discharge Facility - Tehama-Colusa Canal, Milepost 92.00L - Central Valley Project, California Colusa County Water District (District) is requesting permission to install, operate, and maintain a new discharge facility along the Tehama-Colusa Canal (TCC) for the purposes of discharging well water into the TCC in conjunction with the District?s Warren Act Contract. At Milepost 92.00L, a 12-inch PVC or steel pipeline will be installed to connect a well located on land owned by Charles Manhart to Reclamation?s canal. Existing pipeline on private property extends approximately 65 feet to Reclamation?s right-of way. From the Reclamation fence line, the pipeline will follow the right-of-way, crossing under Reclamation?s canal access road and extending into the canal through the embankment (Figure 1) a total of 62 feet, all of which have been previously disturbed. A backhoe would be used to dig the trench. Soils extracted by trenching would be prevented from entering the canal and would be reused to cover the new pipeline. The pipeline over the U.S. right-of-way and access road shall have a minimum of two feet of cover. A plan and cross sectional view of the project area are depicted in Figure 2. A photograph of the action area is provided as Figure 3. The discharge facility is located in Section 23, Township 14 North, Range 3 West, M.D.M.& M. in Colusa County. The Tehama-Colusa Canal Authority (TCCA) and Reclamation reviewed the location on May 28, 2015. It has been determined the proposed facility will not interfere with the operation and maintenance of the TCC. This action would occur as soon as possible in preparation for the irrigation season. The right-of-way and area to be used for this action does not provide habitat for any threatened or endangered species. The canal itself is concrete lined. The TCCA regularly maintains the area and engages in a weed abatement program both along the right-of-way and in the canal. CEC signed and posted.
Colusa Indian Community Council Compton Diversion Fish Screen Project Reclamation proposes to provide cost-share funding to Colusa Indian Community Council (CICC) through the Anadromous Fish Screen Program (AFSP) to screen CICC?s existing 22 cubic feet per second unscreened diversion on the Sacramento River with a conical fish screen that meets the National Marine Fisheries Service?s and California Department of Fish and Wildlife?s design requirements. The Project is needed to minimize diversion impacts to out-migrating anadromous fish on the Sacramento River without impairing the ability of CICC to divert water, consistent with their existing water rights. The fish screen would be placed at the existing intake off the river and would not increase CICC?s overall diversion capacity from the Sacramento River. Draft EA available for public review on August 28, 2014. Comments due September 11, 2014.
Contra Costa Canal Replacement Segment 2 Reclamation proposes to authorize Contra Costa Water District to complete a second segment of the previously-approved Contra Costa Canal Replacement Project and to make additional improvements not considered in the original evaluation. Draft FONSI and EA available for public review on July 16, 2013. Comments due by August 15, 2013. FONSI signed and final supplemental EA completed on September 12, 2013
Contra Costa Resource Conservation District Recovery Actions for California Red-legged Frog and California Tiger Salamander Reclamation would provide $186,167 from the Central Valley Project Improvement Act Habitat Restoration Program (HRP) to the Contra Costa Resource Conservation District to improve existing livestock ponds by rehabilitating the impoundment structures and the removal of accumulated sediment from the livestock pond. The proposed action would result in the enhancement of California red-legged frog and California tiger salamander breeding habitat. FONSI signed 10/11/2017
Contra Costa Water District Emerson Property Inclusion EA Reclamation proposes to include the 140 acre Emerson Property into Contra Costa Water District?s service area. Draft EA and FONSI available September 17, 2014 for review. Comments due October 17, 2014. FONSI signed and final EA completed on November 6, 2014.
Contra Costa Water District Exchange with Alameda County Water District and Zone 7 Reclamation proposes to approve an exchange of up to 5,000 AF of water between Contra Costa WD and Alameda County WD and Zone 7. FONSI signed and EA completed on November 10, 2015.
Contra Costa Water District Transfer to Byron Bethany Irrigation District Reclamation proposes to approve the transfer of up to 4,000 acre-feet of Contra Costa Water District?s Central Valley Project water to Byron Bethany Irrigation District. FONSI signed and EA completed on August 29, 2014.
Contra Costa Water District Transfer to Byron Bethany Irrigation District Reclamation proposes to approve the transfer of up to 500 AF of Contra Costa Water District?s CVP water to Byron Bethany Irrigation District, which would be facilitated by a storage substitution exchange. FONSI signed and EA completed on June 10, 2015. Draft FONSI and EA were available for review from May 22, 2015 to June 5, 2015.
Contra Costa Water District Exchange and/or Transfer with Alameda County Water District Alameda County Water District (ACWD) currently has 5,000 acre-feet of water stored in Los Vaqueros Reservoir. However, they have no direct conveyance mechanism to deliver the water to their customers. Therefore, an exchange has been proposed with Contra Costa Water District (CCWD). Under the terms of the exchange, CCWD would use ACWD?s water stored in Los Vaqueros Reservoir for their in-district needs. In return, ACWD would receive an equal amount of CCWD?s Central Valley Project (CVP) water via a transfer from the Delta. The CVP water would be taken at Clifton Court Forebay and delivered to ACWD?s service area by way of the South Bay Aqueduct. Delivery of the CVP water outside of CCWD?s service area requires Reclamation approval. A refill agreement would also be required to make Los Vaqueros Reservoir whole. Comments due on June 6, 2014.
Contra Costa Water District Automated Screen at Milepost 25.02 Improvement Project Reclamation proposes to issue a MP-620 permit (Mid-Pacific Region specific permit for the modification of federal facilities) to the Contra Costa Water District for improvements to the screening facility on the Contra Costa Canal at milepost 25.02. Improvements will include installing permanent power, installing equipment for communications with their Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system, concrete work pads, guardrails, and a material handling system. Categorical Exclusion Checklist signed on April 11, 2017
Contra Costa Water District Cypress Preserve Property Inclusion Under the Proposed Action, Reclamation would approve the inclusion of multiple Contra Costa County Assessor's Parcel Numbers into the Contra Costa Water District's CVP service area. This inclusion of 1,246.6 acres will allow Contra Costa Water District (Via Diablo Water District) to deliver CVP water to the proposed development for M&I purposes. Reclamation does no have land use authority over the development of the Cypress Preserve Property. The City of Oakley is the authorizing entity for the development and it has approved development of the Cypress Preserve Property. Draft FONSI and EA posted for public comment. Comments due by COB November 5, 2017.
Contra Costa Water District Exchange with Alameda County Water District and Zone 7 Alameda County Water District (WD) and Zone 7 are State Water Project (SWP) contractors located in Alameda County. Both districts have banked SWP water stored in Semitropic WD. Zone 7 has additional SWP water banked in Cawelo WD. Under banking programs, this banked water is pumped into the California Aqueduct for use by SWP water users located south of Semitropic and Cawelo WD's. In exchange Alameda County WD and Zone 7 are delivered an equal amount of SWP water from the San Joaquin-Sacramento River Delta. Due to the ongoing drought, low water supply allocations, and periodic capacity limitations in Semitropic and Cawelo WD's, the two districts are seeking additional methods for return of their previously banked water. Consequently, the districts have entered into an agreement with Contra Costa WD to exchange their previously banked SWP water for an equal amount of Contra Costa WD's Central Valley Project water in a one-for-one exchange. Reclamation proposes to approve an exchange of up to 5,000 AF of water between Contra Costa WD and Alameda County WD and Zone 7. Comments due on October 12, 2015.
Contra Costa Water District Gilbert Property Inclusion Contra Costa Water District has a long-term water service contract with Reclamation for receipt of Central Valley Project water for municipal and industrial use. Under the Proposed Action, Reclamation would approve the inclusion of a 120 acre development (Gilbert Property) into the Contra Costa Water Districts CVP service area. This would allow the district to deliver CVP water to the proposed Gilbert development. Signed FONSI, Final EA and Appendix A posted.
Contra Costa Water District Installation of a French Drain at Mori Court near Rose Ave On July 28, 2014, the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) completed a Categorical Exclusion Checklist (CEC-14-038) for the installation of a dewatering well and associated appurtenances by Contra Costa Water District (Contra Costa) at approximately milepost 4.4 of the Contra Costa Canal (Canal). The purpose of the action was to mitigate effects of leakage from the Canal to a resident?s property located adjacent to the Canal between Cypress and Rose Avenue in Oakley, California (see Figure1). Installation of the project was completed in September 2014. Although the dewatering well has been in operation since 2014 it has been determined by Contra Costa to be insufficient to effectively dewater the area. The dewatering well is now no longer in operation. As such, Contra Costa has proposed to install a French drain and associated appurtenances to address leakage impacts. Reclamation will authorize Contra Costa, pursuant to their operating agreement (Contract No. 14-06-200-6072A), to install a French drain, pump, and discharge pipe (?dewatering system?) within Reclamation right-of-way at approximately milepost 4.4 of the Canal. Categorically exempted May 2015
Contra Costa Water District Shortcut Pipeline Improvements Project The Shortcut Pipeline (Shortcut) is a cement-mortar-lined and coated steel water supply pipeline built in 1972 to convey untreated water roughly 28,000 feet from the Contra Costa Canal to the Martinez Reservoir in north-central Contra Costa County, California. The pipeline consists of 42, 48 and 60 inch-diameter pipe segments and associated appurtenances, including valves for sealing, draining, and refilling of the pipe, monitors to detect settling, and a cathodic protection system to prevent corrosion. The Proposed Action will construct five primary segments of new access roads within Reclamation right-of-way (ROW). These roads are needed to access and maintain a number of valves along the pipeline ROW. Once access to a particular valve is available, new valves would be installed if needed or existing valve would be repaired. The pipeline would be inspected where the break occurred in 1989 at Site 4 and the break in 2013 by the Town of Clyde within Site 10. If deficiencies are found, pipeline sections may need to be repaired through slip lining, spot repairs with minor excavation, or by trenching and replacing entire sections of the pipe. Comments due by COB 1/30/2017. FONSI signed on February 6, 2017.
Contra Costa Water District's Safety Improvements to Pumping Plants Reclamation proposes to issue a MP-620 permit (Mid-Pacific Region specific permit for the modification of federal facilities) to Contra Costa Water District for worker safety improvements at 3 pumping plants on the Contra Costa Canal within Neroly, California. The project will include constructing concrete slabs and installing guardrails, ladders, and hand rails. Categorical Exclusion Checklist, CEC-16-042, signed on April 11, 2017.
Contra Loma Reservoir and Recreation Area, Resource Management Plan and EIS The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) has prepared a RMP/EIS for Contra Loma Reservoir and Recreation Area to establish uniform policy and land management guidelines that promote an organized use, development, and management of the Contra Loma Reservoir and the surrounding recreational area lands. Public workshops held February 8, 2010 and August 4, 2010, and March 3, 2011. The Draft RMP/EIS was available for review on May 2, 2014. Public meeting to receive comments on the Draft RMP/EIS was held on May 19, 2014. Comments were due on July 1, 2014. Final RMP/EIS available on September 19, 2014. Record of Decision signed on April 22 ,2015.
Contracts between the United States and Conaway Preservation Group, LLC and, the United States and the Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency Reclamation proposes to execute an amendatory Sacramento River Settlement Contract between the United States and the Conaway Preservation Group, LLC and the execution of a Sacramento River Settlement Contract between the United States and the Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency (CWA). The purpose of the Proposed Action is for the CWA to be able to exercise its water right under State Water Resources Control Board Permit 20281, which provides for a reliable source of high-quality surface water for the CWA. The CWA is converting its water supply from groundwater to surface water through implementation of the Davis Woodland Water Supply Project. Draft EA available for public review on July 29, 2013. Comments due by August 28, 2013. FONSI signed and final EA completed October 2, 2013.
Conveyance of State Water Project Water in Federal Facilities in Santa Clara Valley Water District, 2015-2019 Reclamation proposes to issue a five-year Warren Act contract to Santa Clara that would allow conveyance of up to 300,000 acre-feet (AF) of Santa Clara?s available SWP water supplies through federal facilities at times when excess capacity exists (annually no more than 60,000 AF). The contract would cover the period between June 2015 and December 2019. Santa Clara?s SWP supplies may be from the following sources: - SWP carryover supplies - SWP Table A contract supplies - Previously-stored SWP water from Semitropic Santa Clara?s available SWP supplies would be pumped at the Harvey O. Banks Pumping Plant and conveyed through the California Aqueduct to O?Neill Forebay. The water would then be pumped into San Luis Reservoir and conveyed through the San Felipe Division in the same manner that Santa Clara receives its CVP water supplies. The proposal would be coordinated with the California Department of Water Resources for use of SWP facilities prior to movement of water in a given year. EA completed and FONSI signed on June 1, 2015. Draft EA/FONSI was available for public comment from May 7, 2015 to COB May 22, 2015.
Cool Cave Quarry Lease Renewal The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (Central CA Area Office) proposes to extend its 10-year lease with Teichert Aggregates (Teichert) for 16 acres of Federal land adjacent to the Cool Cave Quarry in El Dorado County, California for an additional 10 years. The lease would allow for limestone removal, reclamation, and stabilization of previously mined areas. The rehabilitation is needed to stabilize slopes, restore wildlife habitat, regrade the site and to improve water quality, visual appearance, and public safety in the area.
Coordinated Long-Term Operation of the Central Valley Project and State Water Project Reclamation proposes to continue the operation of the Central Valley Project in coordination with the State Water Project by implementing the associated 2008 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Biological Opinion and the 2009 National Marine Fisheries Service Biological Opinion, including the Reasonable and Prudent Alternatives. The draft EIS was drafted in response to the November 16, 2009 United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruling that the Bureau of Reclamation must conduct a National Environmental Policy Act review to determine whether the associated 2008 U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and 2009 National Marine Fisheries Service Reasonable and Prudent Alternatives cause a significant effect to the human environment. The Notice of Applicability was published and the Draft EIS was available for public review on July 31, 2015 to September 29, 2015. Scoping meetings were held on September 9, 2015 in Sacramento, CA; September 10, 2015 in Red Bluff, CA; September 15, 2015 in Los Banos, CA; and September 17, 2015 in Irvine, CA. Notice of Availability of Final EIS posted in Federal Register and Final EIS released on November 23, 2015. Record of Decision signed on January 11, 2016.
Corning Water District Partial Reallocation of CVP Refuge Water Supply The Bureau of Reclamation and the Corning Water District (CWD) have prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA)/Initial Study (IS) for the Amendment to the Long-Term Renewal Contract between the United States and Corning Water District. The Proposed Action will provide Project Water Service from the Sacramento River Diversion, for the purpose of relinquishing a portion of Corning Water District?s Central Valley Project water supply to Reclamation to help meet its statutory obligation to provide a water supply to wildlife refuges in the Sacramento Valley. The water would be delivered to four refuges in the Sacramento Valley in Glenn, Colusa, and Sutter counties. Finding of No Significant Impact signed on September 19, 2017
Cortina Water District - Discharge Facility - Tehama-Colusa Canal, Milepost 90.43L - Central Valley Project, California Cortina Water District (District) is requesting permission to install, operate and maintain a new discharge facility along the Tehama-Colusa Canal (TCC) for the purposes of discharging well water into the TCC in conjunction with the District?s Warren Act Contract. A 12-inch PVC or steel pipeline will be installed from a well located on land owned by Glenn Kelley. The pipeline would extend approximately 905 feet onto Reclamation?s right-of way, cross under Reclamation?s canal access road and extend into the canal through the embankment. The Tehama-Colusa Canal Authority (TCCA) and Reclamation reviewed the location on April 14, 2015, and it has been determined the proposed facility will not interfere with the operation and maintenance of the TCC. This action would occur in early spring in preparation for the irrigation season. Categorically excluded, May 2015.
Cortina Water District - Discharge Facility - Tehama-Colusa Canal, Milepost 90.65R - Central Valley Project, California Cortina Water District (District) is requesting permission to install, operate and maintain a new discharge facility along the Tehama-Colusa Canal (TCC) for the purposes of discharging well water into the TCC in conjunction with the District?s Warren Act Contract. At Milepost 90.65R, a 10-inch PVC or steel pipeline will be installed to connect a well located on land owned by Grimmer Farms to Reclamation?s canal. Existing pipeline on private property extends approximately 35 feet to Reclamation?s right-of way. From the Reclamation fence line, the pipeline will follow the Reclamation right-of-way, crossing under Reclamation?s canal access road and extending into the canal through the embankment (Figure 1), a total of 42 feet, all of which have been previously disturbed. A backhoe would be used to dig the trench. Soils extracted by trenching would be prevented from entering the canal and would be reused to cover the new pipeline. The pipeline over the U.S. right-of-way and access road shall have a minimum of two feet of cover. A plan and cross sectional view of the project area are depicted in Figure 2. A photograph of the action area is provided as Figure 3. The discharge facility is located in Section 14, Township 14 North, Range 3 West, M.D.M.& M. in Colusa County. The Tehama-Colusa Canal Authority (TCCA) and Reclamation reviewed the location on May 28, 2015. It has been determined the proposed facility will not interfere with the operation and maintenance of the TCC. This action would occur as soon as possible in preparation for the irrigation season. The right-of-way and area to be used for this action does not provide habitat for any threatened or endangered species. The canal itself is concrete lined. The TCCA regularly maintains the area and engages in a weed abatement program both along the right-of-way and in the canal. CEC signed and posted.
Cottonwood Creek Crossing Upgrade Project Final EA/FONSI The Bureau of Reclamation proposes to provide funding to the Northern California Resource Center to implement the activities as described in the Klamath Basin Restoration Program Grant # 07FG200133 entitled Cottonwood Creek R-Ranch Fish Passage Improvement and the subject EA. The Project would consist of the removal of an existing low water ford and placement of a single span prefabricated bridge. Final FONSI signed October 2011
County Service Area 34 Winchell Cove Pipeline Project EA Reclamation proposes to issue a license to Fresno County (County) to construct, maintain, and operate a water pipeline within Reclamation land at Winchell Cove within the Millerton Lake State Recreation Area, in Fresno County, California. The new pipeline will provide system flexibility, improve water supply reliability, and provide more efficient operations in the delivery of raw water to the existing users within County Service Area 34. Draft FONSI and EA available for review on July 12, 2011. Comments were due August 10, 2011. FONSI signed on April 5, 2013.
County of Fresno, Arvin-Edison Water Storage District, Lower Tule River Irrigation District, and Terra Bella River Irrigation District Request for Approvals of Water Transfers to Serve the Millerton New Town Development Under the Proposed Action, Reclamation would approve the delivery of CVP M&I supplies to additional areas within the County?s service area. In addition, Reclamation would approve three long-term water transfers, after proper environmental review, (through February 28, 2025 with concurrent 9 year renewals) to the County from Arvin-Edison, Terra Bella, and Lower Tule FONSI and Environmental Assessment with Appendices A-H posted.
County of Fresno?s Millerton Road Widening Project Reclamation proposes to issue easements to Fresno County totaling approximately 9.46 acres. The County of Fresno (County) has proposed to widen a 4.7-mile stretch of Millerton Road located between North Fork Road to slightly east of Table Mountain Road. The County?s Project would reconstruct this area from a 2-lane rural roadway to a 4-lane arterial roadway with four 12-foot-wide travel lanes, two 6-foot-wide paved shoulders that would function as directional bike lanes, and 4-foot-wide treated dirt shoulders. A 16-foot-wide median would separate the eastbound and westbound traffic. Implementation of the Project would require expansion of the County?s existing right-of-way from approximately 60 feet wide to approximately 106 feet wide (53 feet on either side of the roadway center-line, except where additional width is necessary for cut and fill slopes). FONSI and Final EA posted.
Cross Valley CVP Contractors' Interim Renewal Contracts and Exchanges 2012 Reclamation proposes to renew Interim renewal contracts (IRCs) for the Cross Valley contractors beginning March 1, 2012. These are located on the east side of the San Joaquin Valley in Fresno, Kern, Tulare and Kings counties. Reclamation would also approve the CV contractors Article 5 exchange arrangements with individually proposed exchange partners. These interim renewals have been undertaken by authority of the Central Valley Project Improvement Act to provide a bridge between the expiration of the original long-term water service contracts and the execution of new long-term water service contracts. Draft FONSI available for public review on December 28, 2011. Comments were due January 26, 2012. FONSI signed and final EA completed on February 29, 2012.
Cross-Valley Contractors Interim Renewal Contracts 2014 The Bureau of Reclamation proposed to execute up to eight Interim Renewal Contracts with the seven Cross Valley contractors for a two-year interim renewal period, and to approve the Cross Valley contractors? exchange arrangements to coincide with the IRC. The seven Cross Valley contractors are: County of Fresno, Hills Valley Irrigation District, Kern-Tulare Water District (two contracts), Lower Tule River Irrigation District, Pixley Irrigation District, Tri-Valley Water District and County of Tulare. Due to direct conveyance challenges, the contractors would obtain their CVP supplies via exchanges as set forth in Article 5(a) of the Cross Valley contractors? respective water service contracts. Each of the IRCs would run for up to two years, beginning on March 1, 2014, and the Article 5 exchanges would be in effect concurrently with the IRCs. FONSI signed and final EA completed on February 28, 2014.
Del Puerto Water District Alternate Points of Delivery on the California Aqueduct Reclamation proposes to approve State Water Project (SWP) Turnouts #B, #C, and # D in reach 2B of the California Aqueduct as alternate points of delivery for up to 3,966 acre-feet per year of water supplies for delivery to Central Valley Project (CVP) contracted lands within Del Puerto Water District's boundaries, while concurrently exchanging a like amount of CVP supply back to the SWP at O'Neill Forebay. Draft FONSI and EA available for review on August 15, 2013. Comments due September 16, 2013.
Del Puerto Water District Land Use Authorization for Pipeline Installation near Milepost 31.59 of the Delta-Mendota Canal Del Puerto Water District intends to install a pipeline over the Delta-Mendota Canal to connect to an existing well in order to provide additional flow for agriculture in the area. The pipeline would need to cross Bureau of Reclamation right-of-way. Del Puerto has requested authorization from Reclamation to install, operate, and maintain a pipeline. Categorical Exclusion Checklist is available.
Delano-Earlimart Irrigation District Turnipseed Expansion EA Reclamation proposes to award Delano-Earlimart Irrigation District (DEID) with grants that would help fund the district's Turnipseed Expansion Project (Project). The Project would provide DEID with additional facilities to recharge groundwater supplies and overall better management of its varied water resources. The Project consists of installing flow meters inside DEID's turnout into the Turnipseed Basin and constructing a new 80-acre basin immediately to the south of the existing Turnipseed Basin. The Project is located in southern Tulare County, California. Draft EA and Draft FONSI available for review on October 7, 2010. Comments were due by November 5, 2010. FONSI signed and Final EA completed on May 3, 2011.
Delano-Earlimart Irrigation District Turnipseed Groundwater Bank Phase II Reclamation will award DEID with a Recovery Act-funded Challenge Grant to help the district fund the construction and operation of an 80-acre groundwater banking facility. The Action, which is essentially Phase II of the Project, will convert the existing recharge basin into a true groundwater bank by installing extraction wells to recover the recharged water during dry hydrological years where surface water supply demands for irrigation are deficient. Draft EA/FONSI available for review on February 5, 2010. Comments are due February 24, 2010. Final EA completed and FONSI signed May 3, 2011.
Delivery and Use of Unreleased San Joaquin River Restoration Flows (Water Contract Years 2016-2025) Reclamation proposed to sell and exchange Unreleased Restoration Flows for the purpose supporting restoration actions on the San Joaquin River. This water will be sold or exchanged with willing buyers, with first priority given to Friant Long-term Contractors. The Unreleased Restoration Flows are generated when San Joaquin River Restoration Program (SJRRP) Restoration Flows cannot be released due to channel capacity constraints. Since its inception, the SJRRP has been actively addressing downstream constraints that limit Restoration Flows. The quantity of URFs generated over the next ten years is expected to decline as channel capacity constraints are improved. Draft EA/FONSI made available for public review on January 8, 2016. Comments due February 8, 2016. FONSI signed on March 16, 2016. FONSI on Conveyance of Unreleased Restoration Flow Exchange Water in Firebaugh Wasteway signed on November 21, 2016.
Delta Cross Channel Temporary Closure Multi-Year Study Reclamation is proposing to close the Delta Cross Channel (DCC) gates for up to 10 days during the first half of October over the next five years (2012 through 2016). The purpose of the proposed action is to evaluate the effects of short term modifications to DCC gate operations on reduction of Mokelumne River fall-run Chinook salmon straying. Reclamation would evaluate in-season water quality modeling to ensure compliance with water quality standards and minimization of potential impacts to water supply to determine the duration of the closure. Draft FONSI and EA available for review on August 8, 2012. Comments due August 23, 2012. FONSI signed on September 28, 2012.
Delta Diablo Proposed Title XVI Program - Recycled Water System Expansion Project Reclamation proposes to partially fund the Delta Diablo Proposed Title XVI Program - Recycled Water System Expansion Project. The Proposed Project includes both a near-term component and a long-term project for buildout of the recycled water system. Reclamation would only fund the near-term project. The near-term project would serve 15 new users and would include the following components: 6,600 linear feet (LF) of new recycled water pipeline; 0.9 million gallon storage tank; tank flow control valve, tank pad, and other tank-related appurtenances; testing and rehabilitation of 45,100 LF of two existing and parallel 8-inch pipelines; 15 new customer meters; isolation valves; and a High Purity Water Treatment Facility and other related piping. Initial Study/Draft Environmental Assessment available for public review on August 30, 2013. Comments were due October 2, 2013. FONSI signed and Revised EA prepared on February 4, 2016.
Delta Lands Reclamation District 770, 2010 Warren Act Contract and License Reclamation entered into a Warren Act contract and license with RD770 in 2010 to allow for the introduction and disposition of non-CVP floodwaters through the Friant-Kern Canal (FKC) in order to alleviate potential damage to farm land, property, and crops within RD770's boundaries. As a long-term Warren Act contract and license has not yet been completed, Reclamation proposed a 3-month Warren Act contract and license extension (June 1, 2011 through August 31, 2011) to allow the District to continue to redirect damaging floodwater from the Kings, St. John's (a tributary of the Kaweah river), and Tule Rivers into the FKC while the long-term actions are being pursued. FONSI signed and final EA completed on June 30, 2010. Draft Supplemental FONSI and EA to extend the contract 3 months available April 29, 2011. Comments due May 13, 2011. Final Supplemental FONSI and EA signed June 1, 2011.
Delta Lands Reclamation District No. 770 Long-term Warren Act Contract EA Reclamation proposes to approve a Warren Act contract and license, both to be executed for a 25-year period, to allow the Delta Lands Reclamation District No. 770 (District) to redirect floodwater from the Kings, St. Johns (a tributary of the Kaweah river), and Tule Rivers into the Friant-Kern Canal, which is part of the Central Valley Project. The District needs the Warren Act contract to protect agricultural lands and public improvements in the Tulare Lakebed from floodwaters. The District needs the license to store, operate, and maintain pumping facilities on federal lands owned by Reclamation along the canal. The proposed license would allow the existing infrastructure to remain in place, allow insertion of pumps, and provide equipment maintenance. Since the finalization and approval of the 25-year Warren Act contract and license is not expected to be completed and executed until after the 2012/2013 rainy season, RD770 has requested a one-year license and a one-year Warren Act contract in case damaging floodwater should threaten RD770 pending completion of the long-term actions. Draft FONSI and EA for Long-term Contract were available for review on January 13, 2012. Comments were due February 13, 2012. Waiting for completion of endangered species consultation.
Delta Smelt Fall Outflow 2017 Reclamation submitted a request to the US Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) to modify the implementation of the 2008 Biological Opinion (BO) on the Coordinated Long-Term Operation (LTO) of the Central Valley Project (CVP) and State Water Project (SWP) under Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The request would allow the operation of the CVP and SWP such that the monthly average position of the fall outflow requirement (Fall X2) is no more eastward than 81 km from the Golden Gate Bridge. The Environmental Assessment evaluates the potential change to the operation of the CVP and SWP in the month of October in 2017. The EA is being tiered off Reclamation's EIS on the LTO of the CVP and SWP, found here: https://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_projdetails.cfm?Project_ID=21883 The EA was released for public comment from September 22 to September 27, 2017.
Draft EA - Horsefly Irrigation District WaterSMART Grant: Horsely and Somers Canal Piping Project Under the Proposed Action Alternative, Reclamation would provide $236,360 to Horsefly Irrigation District for the installation of pipe along sections of two canals and across a cultivated field; Horsely Canal, a farmed field adjacent to Horsely Canal, and Somers Canal. The purpose o f the project is to address seepage and evaporation losses that are occurring along existing open-unlined irrigation district canals. Final EA and FONSI posted
Draft Environmental Assessment Central Valley Project Interim Renewal Contract for the City of Tracy 2016-2018 EA-15-021 This Environmental Assessment has been prepared to examine the impacts on environmental resources as a result of delivering water to the City under the proposed interim renewal contract. The water would be delivered for municipal and industrial purposes only within Reclamation?s existing water right place of use. The water would be delivered within the City?s existing service area boundary using existing facilities for a period of up to two years. FONSI signed December 28, 2015.
Drag Boat Exhibitions/Competitions ? East Park Reservoir ? Orland Project Bureau of Reclamation proposes to approve drag boat exhibitions/competitions at East Park Reservoir in Colusa County, CA for a period of up to five years. The property on which the events would occur is owned by Reclamation and managed by Colusa County. The Finding of No Significant Impact was signed and EA completed on July 26, 2017. The EA was available for public review July 11-25, 2017.
Dunnigan Water District - SCADA Project Reclamation proposes to provide Dunnigan W.D. with CalFed Grant funding for the district to install SCADA equipment at three diversion facilities off the Tehama-Colusa Canal. In addition, the project would include a master SCADA control system at the Dunnigan W.D. office in Yolo County, California. The FONSI was signed on 9/25/2013.
East Bay Municipal Utility District Advanced Metering Infrastructure and Water Conservation Improvements Project 2017 The Bureau of Reclamation prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) and finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) Advanced Metering and Water Conservation Improvements. The EA details Reclamation?s proposed grant of $1,000,000 to EBMUD through a WaterSMART Program grant. EBMUD would use the funding to improve water conservation efforts. The grant would partially fund the replacement of approximately 3,000 water meters on existing service connections, purchase and installation of acoustic leak detection sensors and pressure sensors. Once completed, the project would conserve approximately 1,680 acre-feet of water annually. FONSI was signed June 16, 2017
East Bay Municipal Utility District WaterSMART Grant - Water and Energy Efficiency Lawn Conversion Rebate Program EA The Bureau of Reclamation has awarded a WaterSMART Grant to East Bay Mud Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) for their Lawn Conservation Rebate Program (LCRP). The LCRP offers rebates to customers who want to replace high water-using lawns with California native and climate appropriate plants that would provide for water-efficient sustainable landscapes. The purpose of the program is to provide incentives to save water, money, and time for EBMUD customers. The LCRP program assists EBMUD and the community it serves with their goals to conserve water and reduce energy use. FONSI signed and EA completed on February 1, 2012.
East Bay Regional Park District's Contra Loma Boat Launch Facility Improvements Project The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) constructed the Contra Loma Reservoir in 1967 as part of the Central Valley Project. The reservoir is located in Antioch, California. East Bay Regional Parks District (East Bay) manages the Contra Loma Recreation Area (Contra Loma) on behalf of Reclamation. Reclamation proposes to partially fund East Bay to upgrade restroom facilities, parking and pathways, boat ramps, fishing docks, and a fish cleaning table at Contra Loma. These upgrades would bring facilities into compliance with current American with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations. EA completed and FONSI signed on January 19. 2016. The EA was available for public review from December 9, 2015 to December 23, 2015.
East Park Reservoir - Rattlesnake Point - Boat Launch Facility Project The Project includes construction of a single-lane boat ramp, dock and paved parking and access road, sidewalk and associated amenities. The boat ramp will be a "V" -groove concrete slab, approximately 200 feet long by 20 feet wide. The dock will be a cable-guided float, approximately 60 feet long, connected to a gang plank and dock landing. The paved areas will accommodate approximately 18 vehicles and trailer parking spaces. FONSI signed 9/15/2017
Eastside Bypass Conveyance Project Reclamation proposes to restore flow capacity to the low-flow channel within the Eastside Bypass, which will facilitate the passage of Restoration Flows and connectivity for reintroduced salmonids. The project is located in Merced County, approximately 19 miles southwest of the City of Merced, California, in the vicinity of El Nido Road and the southern extent of the Merced National Wildlife Refuge. The project includes removing accumulated sediments in the channel, excavation of a low flow channel, and removing of inoperable culverts currently impeding flows. The project is consistent with 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. EA was completed and FONSI signed on February 1, 2016. Draft EA/FONSI made available for public review from October 23 to November 23, 2015.
Eastside Bypass Improvements Project Initial Study/Draft Environmental Assessment The proposed project is part of the San Joaquin River Restoration Program (SJRRP). DWR proposes to design, permit, and implement the following three project elements to facilitate fish migration and increased Restoration Flow capacity in the Eastside Bypass by 2020: 1. Reinforce approximately 2 miles of levee along the Eastside Bypass to improve levee stability and reduce seepage (Reach O levee improvements). 2. Modify the existing Eastside Bypass Control Structure to improve fish passage. 3. Replace the existing culvert at the Dan McNamara Road crossing at the Eastside Bypass to improve fish passage. In addition, Reclamation proposes to design, permit, and implement the following project element to facilitate fish migration in the Eastside Bypass by 2020: 1. Improve fish passage by removing two weirs located in the Eastside Bypass that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service operate to provide water to the Merced National Wildlife Refuge, and replace an existing abandoned well with a new well to provide replacement water supply for the Refuge. IS/MND posted for public review. Comments were due by COB January 9, 2018. We are extending the public review time to Friday January 19, 2018.
Eastside Conveyance Project EA Reclamation proposes to approve a transfer from the San Luis Canal Company to Panoche Water District of up to 5,000 acre-feet per year of Central Valley Project water. This would occur from March 1, 2011 through December 31, 2020, and would be conveyed in existing facilities, under the Eastside Bypass through an existing siphon to the headworks of new conveyance facilities which would be constructed for the transfer. Draft EA available November 3, 2010. Comments due by December 2, 2010. FONSI signed and final EA completed July 7, 2011.
El Dorado County Water Agency Proposed Water Service Contract EIS/EIR The proposed project consists of a water supply contract for the El Dorado County Water Agency under which Reclamation would provide up to 15,000 acre-feet/year from Folsom Reservoir. The Agency's provisional plans, subject to review and potential revision during the EIS/EIR process, are to divide this water equally between El Dorado Irrigation District (EID) and Georgetown Divide Public Utility District. (GDPUD) EIS/EIR draft is awaiting update as per input from NMFS on the Section 7 consultation requirements specific to this action. NMFS is continuing to assess whether this long-term water supply was adequately covered in previous consultations; conversations have been ongoing since 2011.
El Dorado Irrigation District Long-Term Warren Act Contract EA Reclamation proposes to enter into a Long-term Warren Act Contract with the El Dorado Irrigation District to convey up to 17,000 acre-feet per year of non-Central Valley Project water through Folsom Reservoir for municipal and industrial uses in the western portion of El Dorado County. The 2002 EA and FONSI incorporated by reference in the 2016 EA can be found here: http://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_projdetails.cfm?Project_ID=797. Finding of No Significant Impact and Environmental Assessment released.
El Dorado Irrigation District Warren Act Contract Environmental Assessment - Project 184 The Bureau of Reclamation proposes to enter into a long-term (40-year) Warren Act contract with the El Dorado Irrigation District to facilitate the delivery of up to 17,000 acre-feet per year of non-Project water through Folsom Reservoir for municipal and industrial uses in the western portion of El Dorado County. The source of the non-Project is from EID's Project 184. Until completion of the NEPA and ESA for the Remand of the Long-term Operations of the CVP and SWP, this long-term action is on-hold.
El Dorado Irrigation District's Pump Station Temperature Control Device Environmental Assessment Reclamation and EID plan to install a TCD on EID's existing water supply intake in Folsom Reservoir in order to preserve cold water for release to the lower American River for the benefit of fall-run Chinook salmon and steelhead. This project is part of the Water Forum's Initial Fisheries and In-stream Habitat Management and Restoration Plan for the Lower American River, dated October 31, 2001.
Environmental Assessment Central California Irrigation District CALFED Funding Grant for the Oil Station System Improvement Project 15-18-MP Reclamation would award a $418,500 CALFED Grant for the construction of the Oil Station Improvement Project (Proposed Project). The Proposed Project would replace an existing cast in place pipeline with a 36? PVC Pipeline, and construct a small buffering reservoir with a pump station to provide water delivery service to the Oil Station Service Area. The proposed project is expected to conserve 1,055 af per year through a combination of tailwater recapture and operational spill elimination. It is also expected to improve water quality in the San Joaquin River. The FONSI was signed and the Environmental Assessment completed on 11/23/2015
Exchange Agreement for Water in San Luis Reservoir and Millerton Lake to Facilitate Water Supply for the Exchange Contractors and Friant Division Contractors In order to avoid an interruption in water deliveries and disputes between the parties, Reclamation and the Friant Division Contactors have reached an agreement whereby Reclamation and the Friant Division Contractors will cooperate to effectuate operational exchanges whereby San Joaquin River water in Millerton Lake can be exchanged for water in San Luis Reservoir. Reclamation proposes to exchange up to 60,000 acre-feet of the Friant Division Contractors? available water supplies. Final Environmental Assessment and FONSI are released.
Exchange Agreement for Water in San Luis Reservoir and Millerton Lake Between Arvin-Edison Water Storage District and the San Joaquin River Exchange Contractors Reclamation proposes to facilitate the exchange of up to 30,000 acre-feet of Arvin-Edison?s available water supplies in San Luis Reservoir for San Joaquin River water that is anticipated to be released for delivery to the Exchange Contractors via the San Joaquin River by Reclamation. Due to the current hydrologic and regulatory conditions, only 40 percent of the Exchange Contractor?s water supply can be delivered from Delta sources. Draft EA and FONSI available for review on May 9, 2014. Comments due May 16, 2014. FONSI signed and Final EA completed on May 19, 2014.
Exchange Agreement for Water in San Luis Reservoir and Millerton Lake Between Dudley Ridge Water District and the San Joaquin River Exchange Contractors Reclamation proposes to facilitate an exchange of up to 6,900 AF of Dudley Ridge Water District?s State Water Project water supplies located within San Luis Reservoir for a like amount of San Joaquin River water, plus an additional 28 percent that would have beenlost due to conveyance in the San Joaquin River channel.
Exchange Agreement for Water in San Luis Reservoir and Millerton Lake Between Kern-Tulare Water District, Delano-Earlimart Irrigation District, and the San Joaquin River Exchange Contractors Reclamation proposes to facilitate an exchange agreement between Kern- Tulare Water (Kern-Tulare), Delano-Earlimart Irrigation District (Delano- Earlimart), and the San Joaquin River Exchange Contractors (Exchange Contractors). Kern-Tulare proposes to exchange 9,000 AF of previously banked CVP water within Rosedale-Rio Bravo Water Storage District (Rosedale-Rio Bravo) and 2,000 AF of previously banked CVP water within West Kern Water Storage District (West Kern) for a like amount of San Joaquin River water, plus an additional amount that would have been lost due to conveyance in the San Joaquin River channel Draft EA and FONSI available March 31, 2015. Comments were due April 14, 2015. FONSI signed and final EA prepared on April 21, 2015.
Exchange Agreement for Water in San Luis Reservoir and Millerton Lake between Reclamation and Westlands Water District to Facilitate Water Supply for the Exchange Contractors and Friant Division Contractors Reclamation proposes to facilitate an exchange of 13,195 AF of Westlands available CVP and non-CVP water supplies located within San Luis Reservoir for a like amount of San Joaquin River Exchange Contractors water, plus an additional 28 percent that would have been lost due to conveyance in the San Joaquin River channel. Draft EA available for review on June 4, 2015. Comments were due on June 9, 2015. FONSI signed on June 25, 2015.
Exchange of Refuge Level 2 Water for Panoche Water District Groundwater - 2014 Panoche Water District is proposing to fund the costs of pumping and delivery of groundwater supplies of up to 4,000 acre-feet from four existing wells in exchange for up to 2,000 acre-feet of Refuge Level 2 water. The groundwater would be delivered to private lands within the Grassland Resources Conservation District in Merced County for refuge water supply needs in the fall of 2014 through February 28, 2015. In exchange, Panoche Water District would receive Level 2 water delivered by Reclamation to help meet current agricultural water needs. Comments due by COB on November 5, 2014.
Exchange of Refuge Level 2 Water for Panoche Water District Groundwater - 2015 Panoche Water District is proposing to fund the costs of pumping and delivery of groundwater supplies of up to 4,000 acre-feet from four existing wells in exchange for up to 2,000 acre-feet of Refuge Level 2 water. The groundwater would be delivered to private lands within the Grassland Resources Conservation District in Merced County for refuge water supply needs in the fall of 2014 through February 28, 2015. In exchange, Panoche Water District would receive Level 2 water delivered by Reclamation to help meet current agricultural water needs. Draft EA anticipated to be available for public review in July 2015.
Exchange with City of Fresno and Fresno Irrigation District for Up to 10,000 acre-feet of Water in Millerton Lake for Water in San Luis Reservoir Reclamation proposes to exchange up to 10,000 acre-feet of the City of Fresno's (City) and Fresno Irrigation District?s (ID) available Central Valley Project (CVP) water supplies currently located in Millerton Lake. This water would be delivered to the Exchange Contractors at the Mendota Pool via the San Joaquin River to meet contract obligations. Reclamation will then return a like amount of CVP water to the City and Fresno ID in San Luis Reservoir as soon as possible but no later than the end of February 2017. FONSI signed on July 29, 2016.
Exchange with Friant Division Contractors for up to 10,000 Acre-Feet of Water in Millerton Lake for Water in San Luis Reservoir To satisfy historic water rights, the Bureau of Reclamation has agreed to provide water to the San Joaquin River Exchange Contractors from the Central Valley Project?s Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta supply. However, in the event that only a portion of this supply can be met from the CVP?s Delta supplies, and to prevent any subsequent operational impacts to south-of-Delta contractors, Friant Division Contractors have proposed to exchange up to 10,000 acre-feet of their available CVP water supplies currently within Millerton Lake for a like amount of water at a future time in San Luis Reservoir. Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact released.
Execution of Warren Act Contracts for Storage and Conveyance of Non-CVP Water from Placer County Water Agency to Westlands Water District Reclamation proposes to enter into a one-year Warren Act contract, for storage and conveyance of up to 20,000 AF of non-Central Valley Project water from Placer County Water Agency (PCWA) to Westlands Water District (WWD) to be stored and conveyed through Federal and State facilities. The Proposed Action would help alleviate water supply shortages within WWD, which have been exacerbated by dry conditions and low water allocations. Draft EA and FONSI was available for public review on May 13, 2013. Comments were due May 27, 2013. FONSI signed on May 30, 2013.
Feather Water District North and South Diversions Fish Screen Project Reclamation proposes to provide cost-share funding to SSWD through the Anadromous Fish Screen Program to screen SSWD?s existing 80 cubic feet per second unscreened diversion at Pleasant Grove Canal along Auburn Ravine with two conical fish screens that meet design requirements of the National Marine Fisheries Service and California Department of Fish and Wildlife. The Project is needed to minimize diversion impacts to out-migrating anadromous fish on Auburn Ravine without impairing the ability of SSWD to divert water, consistent with their existing water rights. The fish screens would be placed at the Canal?s existing intake at Auburn Ravine and would not increase SSWD?s overall diversion capacity from Auburn Ravine. Comments due April 30, 2014.
Final FONSI/EA, Enhancement of Overwinter Rearing Habitat in McGarvey Creek Reclamation proposes to provide funding to the Yurok Tribal Fisheries Program (YTFP) to implement the activities as described in the Klamath Basin Restoration Program Grant # 10AP20084. The Project would consist of the installation of approximately 15 complex wood jams, construction of a 550 foot alcove, and stabilization of approximately 2,000 feet of road. Implementation of the proposed project provides the opportunity to restore low gradient and off-channel habitats that have the potential to provide a significant amount of complex, diverse, and productive rearing habitat for natal and non-natal salmonids, especially Klamath Basin Coho. The proposed project activities would aid in meeting the restoration priorities identified for lower McGarvey Creek. Final FONSI/EA signed June 14, 2011
Firebaugh Canal Water District (FCWD) 1st Canal WaterSMART Grant Project EA Reclamation would provide grant funding for the concrete lining of 2.6 miles of canal to reduce seepage for the Firebaugh Canal Water District (FCWD). In addition, FCWD would upgrade the pump station at the headworks of this canal to incoperate into the district's current supervisory control and data acquisition system to improve water management. FONSI signed and EA completed on September 29, 2011.
Firebaugh Canal Water District 1st Lift Canal Lining Project - Phase II and Check 2 Modernization Project Reclamation is providing grant funding to Firebaugh Canal Water District (FCWD) through the Bay-Delta Restoration Program (BDRP): CalFed Water Use Efficiency Grant for the concrete lining of approximately two miles of their 1st Lift Canal to reduce seepage. The lining would begin at Shaw Avenue crossing and continue to the Delta-Mendota Canal. In addition, Reclamation is providing grant funding to FCWD through the BDRP: Agricultural Water Conservation and Efficiency Grant to demolish an antiquated timber weir and construct an automated reinforced concrete check structure integrated into the District?s current SCADA system to improve water management. The Proposed Action is located south of the community of Firebaugh, with the District encompassing approximately 22,000 acres of irrigated cropland in the Westside of the San Joaquin Valley. FONSI signed and EA completed on October 31, 2013
Firebaugh Canal Water District 1st Lift Canal Lining Project Phase 3 - Shaw Avenue to Check 1 at Highway 33 The 1st Lift Canal Lining Project Phase 3 ? Shaw Avenue to Check 1 at Highway 33 entails Reclamation providing grant funding through the CALFED Water Use Efficiency Grant Program to concrete-line approximately 1.5 miles of the 1st Lift Canal and replace control structures to reduce seepage and improve water management. The project is located south of the community of Firebaugh, within the Firebaugh Canal Water District. Draft EA was made available for public review from November 10, 2015 through November 24, 2015. The EA was completed and FONSI was signed on December 3, 2015.
Firebaugh Canal Water District 2nd Canal Lining Project Reclamation is providing a Bay-Delta Restoration Program: Agricultural Water Conservation and Efficiency Grant to the Firebaugh Canal Water District (FCWD) for the concrete lining of 2.2 miles of their 2nd Lift Canal to reduce seepage. In addition, FCWD will demolish an existing booster pump and install a new check structure to incorporate into the District?s current SCADA system to improve water management. The Proposed Action is located west of the community of Firebaugh, which encompasses approximately 22,000 acres on the Westside of the San Joaquin Valley in Fresno, California. The 2nd Lift Canal lining would begin at Douglas Avenue and continue to the 2nd Lift Canal booster pump. The FONSI was signed September 20, 2012.
Firebaugh Canal Water District 2nd Lift Canal Lining Project Phase 5 - Washoe Avenue to Ashlan Avenue The Bureau of Reclamation proposes to award $564,000 to FCWD through CALFED Water Use Efficiency Grant Funding to reduce canal seepage, improve water reliability, and update structures to allow conversion to high-efficiency irrigation systems. The grant will partially fund the concrete lining of 1.7 miles of the Second Lift Canal of the FCWD Lift System, from Washoe Avenue to Ashlan Avenue, to reduce seepage losses. Grant funds would also go towards replacing control structures along that segment of canal to improve water management capabilities. Water conserved by the project would also reduce the discharge of pollutant-containing subsurface drainage to the San Joaquin River. EA completed and FONSI signed on December 8, 2016. EA made available for public review from November 30, 2016 through December 7, 2016.
Firebaugh Canal Water District 2nd Lift Canal Modernization and Lining Project Phase 4 - Washoe to Douglas Avenue The 2nd Lift Canal Modernization and Lining Project Phase 4 ? Washoe to Douglas Avenue entails Reclamation providing grant funding through the Reclamation ? Natural Resources Conservation Service Bay-Delta Restoration Program: Water Conservation Efficiency Grant to concrete-line approximately two miles of the 2nd Lift Canal to reduce seepage and update control structures. The project is located south of the community of Firebaugh, within the Firebaugh Canal Water District, with the lining beginning at the Washoe Avenue crossing and continuing to the Douglas Avenue crossing. Comment period for draft EA was December 22, 2014 to January 5, 2015. FONSI signed and EA completed on January 13, 2015.
Five-Year Contracts for Conveyance of Non-Project Water within Klamath Project Irrigation Facilities - Contract Years 2018 - 2022 Reclamation proposes to enter into contracts to allow irrigation districts and/or individuals to convey and/or exchange non-project water through Klamath Project facilities to the extent such excess capacity exists. The proposed contract term would be for five years or less, expiring no later than 2022. Draft FONSI and EA available for review from February 9, 2018 to COB February 23, 2018.
Five-Year Temporary Warren Act Contract between the United States and the El Dorado Irrigation District Environmental Assessment Reclamation proposes to enter into this Warren Act contract with EID to allow for the diversion of 8,500 acre-feet per year of their Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Project No. 184 water at EID?s raw water pump station on Folsom Reservoir. EID currently operates Project 184 as a hydroelectric project and has consumptive use rights to this water under State Water Resources Control Board Water Right Permit 21112. The Proposed Action would allow EID to utilize Project 184 water for consumptive use purposes within their CVP service area. Reclamation has initiated a 14-day public review period on this environmental assessment. Comments are due for full consideration on Thursday, Dec. 4.
Five-Year Warren Act Contracts for Conveyance of Groundwater in the Tehama-Colusa Canal - Contract Years 2018 - 2022 (March 1, 2018 through February 28, 2023) Reclamation proposes to issue Warren Act contracts to up to 11 CVP water service contractors served by Sacramento Canals Unit over a five-year period beginning with water contract year 2018. Combined, the quantity of groundwater that could be pumped in any one year could be up to 86,200 acre-feet. Draft EA posted for public comments. Comments due at COB February 26, 2018.
Five-Year Warren Act Contracts for Conveyance of Groundwater in the Tehama-Colusa and Corning Canals ? Contract Years 2013 through 2017 (March 1, 2013, through February 28, 2018) The Bureau of Reclamation proposes to issue 5-year Warren Act Contracts (WACs) to requesting Central Valley Project (CVP or Project) water service contractors within the Sacramento Canals Unit (SCU) to pump groundwater into the Tehama-Colusa and/or Corning Canal (Canals) during the period of March 1, 2013, through Februrary 28, 2018. In 2014, the contractors requested an increase in the amount of water to be pumped into the Canals and Reclamation wrote a FONSI and Supplementl EA. Supplemental FONSI signed and EA prepared on March 6, 2014.
Five-year Warren Act Contracts for Banta-Carbona Irrigation District, Byron-Bethany Irrigation District, Patterson Irrigation District, and West Stanislaus Irrigation District EA and Supplemental EAs Reclamation proposes to issue five-year temporary Warren Act contracts in 2010 for the storage and conveyance of non-CVP water in the DMC for up to 10,000 AF/year through contract water year 2015. All water would be moved before the end of the five-year period (contract year ending February 28, 2016). Conveyance of non-CVP water under a Warren Act contract would be subject to available capacity. In April 2012, Reclamation received a request from Byron Bethany ID to approve delivery of up to 5,000 AFY of their pre-1914 water rights water (non-CVP water), previously analyzed in the 2010 EA, to Westlands WD via the San Luis Canal. Delivery of BBID?s non-CVP water to WWD will continue through February 28, 2016, consistent with the 2010 EA and BBID?s current Warren Act Contract. Reclamation added Del Puerto WD as an additional point of delivery in July 2012. Up to 10,000 AFY could be delivered from PID to Del Puerto WD. The EA and FONSI to Amend BCID's existing 5-year Warren Act Contract will be available for public comment from February 7 through February 14, 2014.
Flyin' J Ranch 5-Year Warren Act Contract for Conveyance and Storage of Groundwater Within Friant Division Facilities Reclamation proposes to issue a five-year (through February 28, 2019) Warren Act contract for the conveyance and storage of non-Central Valley Project (non CVP) water within Friant Division facilities to Friant Division and Cross Valley contractors located within Fresno County (see Figure 1-2 in EA-14-019). Conveyance and storage of non-CVP water in federal facilities is subject to available capacity, conveyance losses, and Reclamation?s then current water quality requirements. Source of the non-CVP water would be groundwater pumped from existing wells beneath Flyin? J Ranch FONSI signed and EA completed on March 23, 2015. Draft EA was available for public comments from October 23, 2014 to November 5, 2014.
Folsom Dam Road Access Restriction EIS The Folsom Dam Road was closed indefinitely for security reasons on February 28, 2003 to preserve and protect the core mission of the facility and for the ultimate safety of the public. The EIS addressed impacts from continuing long-term restricted access across Folsom Dam Road. Notice of Intent published April 5, 2004. Draft EIS released for a 45-day public review on December 3, 2004. Final EIS released April 22, 2005. Record of Decision signed May 31, 2005. PROBLEMS VIEWING OR DOWNLOADING FILES? PLEASE CONTACT LYNNETTE WIRTH AT (916) 978-5102 or lwirth@mp.usbr.gov
Folsom Dam Safety and Flood Damage Reduction EIS/EIR*************************************** Folsom Dam Safety and Flood Damage Reduction Supplemental Environmental assessment/Initial Study************* Folsom Dam Safety and Flood Damage Reduction Project ? Right Bank Stabilization FONSI 1. Reclamation seeks to improve public safety downstream of Folsom Dam by modifying the dam and its appurtenant structures. To mitigate potential safety concerns identified in previous and ongoing corrective action studies, potential modification alternatives will address a combination of hydrologic, seismic, and static issues of the Folsom Dam complex, which includes the Main Folsom Dam, Mormon Island Auxiliary Dam, the two wing dams and eight dikes. Potential modification alternatives include but are not limited to construction of an auxiliary spillway, dam and embankment raises, seismic retrofitting of structures, and dam and embankment static options. A major component of the project will be to locate and extract adequate borrow materials for embankment modifications.**************************************** 2. The purpose of the Supplemental EA/IS is to describe and analyze the effects of construction actions and revisions to the project since the release of the Folsom DS/FDR Final EIS/EIR. The Folsom DS/FDR Project, as approved and authorized, is currently under construction. This document does not change the project originally described in the Joint Federal Project (JFP) Record of Decision (ROD) and Safety of Dams (SOD) ROD, but proposes revisions to certain project actions that require further environmental analysis.*********************************************************************************************************** 3. For the Right Bank Stabilization Project, the Army Corps along with the CVFPB and SAFCA, proposes to install approximately 40 rock bolts along 400 feet of the lower right bank slope of the American River to stabilize a large rock mass. Reclamation will provide a Land Use Agreement to the Corps. Reclamation signed the FONSI for the Folsom Dam Safety and Flood Damage Reduction Project ? Right Bank Stabilization project on February 9, 2014. Reclamation?s FONSI is supported by the Corps Final Supplemental Environmental Assessment/Environmental Impact Report prepared for the project.
Folsom Lake State Recreation Area General Plan/Resource Management Plan EIS/EIR Purpose is to guide long-term management of Folsom Lake State Recreation Area. Major issues are impacts from adjacent development and road widening, access to and transportation within the park, recreation/visitor use and safety, management and protection of public land resources, and potential acquisition and construction of new facilities. Workshop held Novemeber 20, 2002. Notice of Intent published January 17, 2003 (68 FR 257374). Draft EIS/EIR was available February 8, 2008. Comment period extended to April 30, 2008. The Final EIS/EIR was made available January 27, 2010. Record of Decision was delayed until Reclamation and State Parks signed a Managing Partnership Agreement. Record of Decision signed on October 27, 2015.
Four Separate Assignments between Friant Division Contractors and Central Valley Project Contractors Located within the Friant Division Service Area EAs Reclamation proposes to approve assignments of Central Valley Project water between Friant Division and Central Valley Project contractors located within the Friant Division Service Area. All of the districts involved in the proposed contract water supply assignments are located within Fresno or Tulare counties. The assignments include: Exeter Irrigation District to Tri-Valley Water District, Tea Pot Dome Water District to Saucelito Irrigation District, Lewis Creek Water District to Hills Valley Irrigation District, and Porterville Irrigation District. Draft FONSIs and EAs will be available on August 1, 2012. FONSIs signed on September 27, 2012.
Fremont Weir Adult Fish Passage Modification Project Bureau of Reclamation and California Department of Water Resources intend to prepare an environmental impact statement/environmental impact report for the implementation of actions I.6.1 and I.7 identified in the National Marine Fisheries Service's 2009 Biological Opinion and Conference Opinion on the Long-term Operation of the Central Valley Project and State Water Project Reasonable and Prudent Alternative. These actions consist of salmonid habitat restoration efforts within the lower Sacramento River basin and fish passage through the Yolo Bypass. The Fremont Weir Adult Fish Passage Modification Project was part of the original Yolo Bypass Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Fish Passage Project and was identified to be included in California EcoRestore in 2015. Final Initial Study/Environmental Assessment completed and Finding of No Significant Impact signed on August 22, 2017
Fresno County Water Works District No. 18 and Lower Tule River Irrigation District Request for Approvals Pursuant to the Friant Ranch Specific Plan Reclamation proposes to approve Fresno County Waterworks District No. 18 (FCWW 18)request for(1)inclusion of approximately 520+/- acres of the Friant Ranch Specific Plan area located immediately adjacent to FCWW 18?s existing service area, (2) modification and use of Reclamation?s existing 24-inch pipeline located near Friant Dam, and (3) execution of an operation and maintenance agreement between FCWW 18 and Reclamation. In addition, Lower Tule River Irrigation District, another CVP contractor, has requested that Reclamation approve a permanent transfer of up to 2,000 acre-feet per year of its CVP Friant Division Class 1 water supply to FCWW 18 for M&I purposes. Final EA available, FONSI signed August, 2013.
Fresno Irrigation District Gould Canal to Friant Kern Canal Intertie Project Reclamation proposes to: (1) enter into a series of Warren Act Contracts and exchange agreements over a 25 year period for the introduction, storage, and conveyance of up to 50,000 acre-feet (AF) per year (AFY) of Fresno ID?s Kings River water and previously banked non-CVP groundwater into and through Friant Division facilities, (2) issue an MP-620 permit to Fresno ID for the construction, operation, and maintenance of a new discharge structure, (3) issue a land use authorization to Fresno ID for construction, operation, and maintenance of a new pump station and associated appurtenances within Reclamation?s right of way, and (4) partially fund the Proposed Action through a 50/50 cost share program. A Draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) were available for public review between May 15 and June 17, 2016. One letter of comments was received regarding the draft documents. Appendix A contains Reclamation's response to the comment letter. FONSI signed on August 24, 2016, Final EA, and Appendix A are now posted.
Fresno Irrigation District Oleander Groundwater Banking Project EA Reclamation would issue a Water Conservation Challenge Grant to Fresno Irrigation District for construction of a groundwater bank. The 23-acre Oleander Basin Banking Project, which would be used to store water in an underground aquifer for later retrieval, would be located northeast of the intersection of Lincoln and Chestnut avenues in Fresno County, California. Draft EA and FONSI available for review on January 10, 2011. Comments due by February 8, 2011. FONSI signed and final EA completed on February 28, 2011.
Fresno Irrigation District's Briggs Canal Improvement Project Reclamation proposes to award a $300,000 WaterSMART: Water and Energy Efficiency grant (WaterSMART Grant) to Fresno Irrigation District (FID)to partially fund system improvements to the Briggs Canal system which includes upgrading existing facilities, re-lining a concrete-lined portion of the canal, and installation of new pipelines, turnouts, control gates and measuring equipment Draft EA and Draft FONSI available for public review on October 7, 2011. Comments due October 24, 2011. FONSI signed and Final EA completed on November 21, 2011.
Fresno Irrigation District?s Installation of a Temporary Pumping Facility for the introduction of Kings River Water into the Friant-Kern Canal at the Gould Canal for Transfer and/or Exchange Reclamation proposes to do the following: (1) enter into an exchange agreement with Fresno Irrigation Distric for the return of previously banked Unreleased Restoration Flows, (2) enter into Warren Act contracts and/or exchange agreements for the introduction and conveyance of the District?s available water supply into and through Friant Division facilities, and (3) issue a land use authorization to the District for the installation, operation, and maintenance of temporary pumping facilities within its right-of-way at or near the Gould Canal. Draft FONSI and EA available for review on March 11, 2014. Comments due March 19, 2014. FONSI signed on March 21, 2014.
Friant-Kern Canal Capacity Restoration Draft EA/FONSI Bureau of Reclamation proposes to restore the capacity of the Friant-Kern Canal (FKC) from the current operating capacity of 4,680 cfs to the previously designed and constructed capacity of 5,000 cfs over 59 miles of canal length, from mile post (MP) 29.14 to MP 88.22, which includes modifications to the Little Dry Creek Wasteway at MP 5.44. Proposed modifications to the FKC would include constructing raised sections of new lining attached to and above the existing concrete and earth lining; raising existing banks; modifying check structures and inlet/outlet structures; removing three timber farm bridges, possibly replacing one timber farm bridge with a concrete farm bridge, and possibly modifying up to 37 other bridges crossing the canal, for a total of 40 bridge modifications or removals; and modifying the Little Dry Creek Wasteway Facility at MP 5.44. Construction activities on the FKC would be contained between the outside slope toes of the canal's existing embankments, except for roadway travel and mobilization. Draft EA/FONSI available for public review June 3, 2011. Comments were due on July 5, 2011. Waiting to complete cultural resources and endangered species compliance.
Friant-Kern Canal Groundwater Pump-In Program Warren Act Agreements Reclamation proposes to enter into Warren Act agreements with the CVP contractors located in the Friant Division and physically adjacent to the Friant-Kern Canal. The agreements would allow for the introduction of up to 50,000 acre-feet of non-CVP water, with varying amounts from different participating contractors. The agreements would be effective for a period of one year,with an option for a second one-year term. The source of the non-CVP water introduced into the FKC would be groundwater pumped from privately owned wells within each district. FONSI signed and EA completed on May 2, 2014.
Garden Highway Mutual Water Company 2015 System Modernization and Real Time Monitoring and Control Reclamation proposes to provide CALFED Water Use Efficiency Grant funds to the Garden Highway Mutual Water Company to modernize the SAG Weir, integrate a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition system, and use real-time flow measurement, monitoring, and control of system flows. The proposed project would conserve water by reducing operational spillage and tailwater through a combination of infrastructure improvements and implementation of real?time flow monitoring and diversion control. EA available for public review on June 9, 2016. Comments due by June 23, 2016. FONSI signed on June 24, 2016.
Genetic Investigation of Listed Vernal Pool Plants and their Communities, Merced County Reclamation?s proposed grant of $389,831 to University of California, Merced (UC Merced) through the Central Valley Project Improvement Act Habitat Restoration Program, and the Central Valley Project Conservation Program. Staff from UC Merced will conduct field surveys and develop methods for identifying vernal pool plants from environmental DNA in soil samples. The data collected would be used to improve vernal pool plant species richness estimates, develop genetic markers for the observed vernal pool plant species, and understand the population genetics of those species. Surveys would be conducted within the UC Merced Vernal Pool and Grassland Reserve. FONSI signed June 16, 2017
Geologic Investigation of the Turlock Lake Formation at Millerton Lake State Recreation Area The Millerton Lake State Recreation Area is on land owned by the Bureau of Reclamation. The recreation area is operated and maintained by the California Department of Parks and Recreation (CDPR). A part of the Turlock Lake Formation, a type of geologic formation, is located within the boundaries of the recreation area. The proposed action is for CDPR to grant right of access to geologists from California State University, Fresno, to take core samples down a few feet from the surface of the ground and to study the formation.
Geotechnical and Geophysical Investigations for the Solano Project Terminal Reservoir Reclamation proposes to perform geotechnical and geophysical investigations at the Terminal Dam Facility in Solano County adjacent to the western part of the city of Fairfield. The purpose of the investigation is to collect geotechnical data of the dam embankments and their foundations, and geophysical data on the Green Valley Fault mapped in the vicinity of the Terminal Dam Facility. Information obtained from these field studies will be used to devise safety improvements if determined to be necessary. Draft EA ready for public review on April 10, 2012. Comments were due by April 27, 2012. FONSI signed May 4, 2012.
Glen-Colusa Irrigation District 550.43 Acre Annexation The Proposed Action is annexation of four parcels, consisting of approximately 550.43 acres, into the Service Area identified in Exhibit B of Contract number 14-06-200-855A-R-1 (Contract) between the United States and Glenn-Colusa Irrigation District.
Glenn Colusa Irrigation District and the Holthouse and Colusa County Water Districts Long-Term Transfers of Central Valley Project Water in Support of the Colusa Generating Station Environmental Assessment Reclamation proposes to approve a series of transfers to enable the County of Colusa (County) to supply up to 180 acre feet (af) of water per year for up to 30 years to the Colusa Generating Station (CGS). The water would be provided under a four-party agreement, in which the Glenn-Colusa Irrigation District (GCID) would transfer Central Valley Project (Project) water to the County from April through October, the Holthouse Water District (Holthouse) would transfer Project water to the County from November through March. The County would deliver water to the CGS year round. Draft EA and FONSI available for review on December 30, 2009. Comments due January 29, 2010. FONSI signed February 25, 2010.
Golden Gate Salmon Association Project B.11 ? Sacramento River Stranding Reclamation wants to stabilize releases from Keswick Dam during October to reduce salmon spawning and juvenile rearing/holding in areas subject to dewatering in November and December. As an experimental effort, Reclamation proposes to operate Shasta and Keswick Dams to provide lower flows in October and higher flows in November and/or December than would otherwise occur. To facilitate these flow changes, and over the span of three years, Reclamation proposes to enter into one-year agreements as necessary with GCID and RD108, with the potential for additional Settlement Contractors to participate in subsequent years of this pilot Project. EA available for review on September 20, 2013. Comments are due September 27, 2013.
Grassland Bypass Project, 2010-2019 EIS/EIR The Bureau of Reclamation and the San Luis & Delta Mendota Water Authority propose implementing a new Use Agreement for the Grassland Bypass Project that allows for continued use of the San Luis Drain for the period 2010 through 2019 for discharge of agricultural drainwater into Mud Slough (North). Notice of Intent published on December 21, 2007. The Authority released the draft EIS/EIR under CEQA on December 19, 2008. Final EIS/EIR available September 29, 2009. Record of Decision signed December 21, 2009.
Grassland Incremental Level 4 Groundwater Acquisition Pilot Project - Water Years 2008-2010 Environmental Assessment Under the proposed action, Reclamation would purchase up to approximately 10,000 acre-feet of water per year (through February 28, 2011) from the Grassland Water District to meet refuge water needs. All water will be provided from existing wells, previously used from irrigation by local landowners. Water would be conveyed using existing infrastructure. No new water conveyance construction would occur. Draft EA and FONSI available for public review on July 9, 2008. FONSI signed/final EA prepared on August 15, 2008.
Grassland Incremental Level 4 Groundwater Acquisition Pilot Project - Water Years 2012-2013 Environmental Assessment Under the proposed action, Reclamation would purchase up to approximately 10,000 acre-feet of water per year (through February 28, 2014) from the Grassland Water District to meet refuge water needs. All water will be provided from existing wells, previously used from irrigation by local landowners. Water would be conveyed using existing infrastructure. No new water conveyance construction would occur. Supplemental FONSI signed on June 19, 2012.
Grassland Water District Incremental Level 4 Groundwater Acquisition Project In lieu of the availability of other water supplies for wildlife areas this fall, the Bureau of Reclamation proposes to acquire water from four existing groundwater production wells within the GRCD in Merced County, California, which can produce up to 3,450 acre-feet of groundwater in the current water year. The project will develop a groundwater supply in the North Grasslands wildlife area that can be used to supplement refuge water supplies for critical fall and winter brooding habitat and spring nesting habitat. Comments due September 17, 2014. FONSI signed and final EA completed on September 18, 2014.
Gray Lodge System Improvements - Conveyance of Refuge Water Supply Project East Sacramento Vallye Study Area Supplemental EA and Addendum to IS The purpose of the Proposed Action is to increase Biggs-West Gridley Water District's system conveyance capacity to deliver full Level Four water deliveries to Gray Lodge Wildlife Area. A final EA was prepared in December 2007 on various conveyance alternatives, with a FONSI originally signed in August 1998. This new EA evaluates site-specific design details for the Biggs-West Gridley conveyance. FONSI signed on October 21, 2013.
Gray Lodge Wildlife Area 2014-15 Agreement for the Reimbursement of Deep Well Pumping Costs*********** Gray Lodge Wildlife Area 2012-2014 Agreement for the Reimbursement of Deep Well Pumping Costs on the between the United States and the State of California ***************************** Gray Lodge Wildlife Area 2009 Agreement for the Reimbursement of Deep Well Pumping Costs on the between the United States and the State of California EA Reclamation will amend the performance period for reimbursement of pumping costs at Gray Lodge Wildlife Area until February 28, 2015. ******************************************************************* Reclamation proposes to amend the performance period for reimbursement of pumping costs at Gray Lodge Wildlife Area until February 28, 2014. *************************************** The proposed action by the United States Bureau of Reclamation is to amend the performance period for the existing reimbursement agreement executed on December 20, 2004 (Reimbursement Agreement 2004). This DEA examines the effects of an amendment to Article 1(b) in Reimbursement Agreement 2004, which would allow a term extension of thirty-six months beginning March 1, 2009 through February 28, 2012. This thirty-six month extension is necessary for Reclamation to continue meeting its obligation of supplying full Level 2 water to the Gray Lodge Wildlife Area. An EA was prepared and FONSI signed on April 8, 2014 for the 9th Amendment of the Gray Lodge Agreement, 2014-2015
Grazing Authorization for Retired Lands in Fresno County Reclamation proposes to issue a land use authorization that would provide access to and allow grazing of approximately 2,190 acres of land in the Tranquillity Demonstration Project site near the cities of Mendota and Tranquillity in Fresno County, California (see Figure 1 in EA-12-075). The length of land use authorization would be a maximum of 10 years, with storage/grazing periods, locations and stocking rates varying over that time, as described in Section 2.2 of EA- 12-075. In accordance with section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, the South-Central California Area Office of the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), has determined that allowing managed grazing on 2,190 acres of land in the Tranquillity Demonstration Project site is not a major federal action that will significantly affect the quality of the human environment and an environmental impact statement is not required. This Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) is supported by Reclamation?s Environmental Assessment (EA) Number EA-12-075, Grazing Authorization for Retired Lands in Fresno County, and is hereby incorporated by reference. Draft EA went under public review between December 1, 2015 and December 30, 2015. No comments received. FONSI signed on January 11, 2016.
Green Valley Road Widening Project City of Folsom The City of Folsom (City), in cooperation with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), El Dorado County, and Reclamation, proposes to widen Green Valley Road from two lanes to four lanes with left turn channelization between East Natoma Street and Sophia Parkway. The widening would occur from 0.15 mile northwest of East Natoma Street to 0.06 mile west of Sophia Parkway and totals approximately 1.2 miles in length. The portions of Green Valley Road on either end of this segment have already been widened to four lanes with a Class II bicycle facility in each direction. Reclamation proposes to execute a temporary construction permit to the City to commence road construction activities on Reclamation lands prior to the issuance of a perpetual easement document. Upon execution of the perpetual easement, the temporary construction permit would terminate. The perpetual easement would grant the City the right to continue roadway Operations and Maintenance (O&M) activities. Draft EA available for review in June 2016. FONSI signed in October 18, 2016.
Henry Miller Reclamation District No. 2131 Island Canal System Modernization Project Reclamation is providing grant funding to Henry Miller Reclamation District No. 2131 (HMRD) through the WaterSMART Program: Water and Energy Efficiency grant to construct a pump bay control building and retrofit 15 existing manual check structures into four modern automatic flow control structures and 11 long crested weirs. At each flow control structure site an enclosed Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition system would be installed for remote monitoring and flow control. In addition to the new structures, the height of 1,100 linear feet, per bank, of the concrete canal liner on Island ?C? Canal would be extended by five inches. The project is located east of the community of Los Banos, within the San Luis Canal Co./Henry Miller Reclamation District No. 2131. The modernization project would allow HMRD to reduce unwanted canal spill, improve water management and service to water users, and reduce dependence on the Delta and groundwater. FONSI signed and EA completed on January 14, 2014.
Hills Valley Irrigation District 5-year Warren Act Agreement for Kings River Water Hills Valley has negotiated the purchase of previously banked storm and flood waters that have been exchanged for Kings River entitlement water from Alta. In order to receive their purchased non-CVP water, Hills Valley has requested approval from Reclamation for the introduction and conveyance of this water in the Friant-Kern Canal for diversion at their existing turnouts. Public comment period begins Jan. 26, 2018 and ends Feb. 9, 2018.
Hilton Creek Gravel Augmentation Project Reclamation proposed to conduct a short-term (1-2 month) and one-time per year project in Hilton Creek that will be conducted over a two year period. The project would occur in late fall or early winter of 2017-2018 and summer or fall of 2018-2019. The project would consist of manual placement of gravel at specific locations known for spawning habitats. Final documents uploaded.
Hilton Creek Temporary Water Tanks Reclamation, or its designee, will install four temporary above-ground water tanks near the Lower Release Point for Bradbury Dam. The temporary water tanks will be used to supply refreshing flows to Hilton Creek during the State Water Resources Control Board, Water Rights Order (WR) 89-18 water releases. The refreshing flows were deemed necessary by the National Marine fisheries Service and Reclamation to benefit the federally-listed as endangered Southern California Coast Steelhead Distinct Population Segment. The temporary water tanks will be filled by water truck(s) and operated to provide temporary supplemental refreshing flows to Hilton Creek during this year?s WR 89-18 releases. Categorical Exclusion Checklist (CEC-16-020) completed and Signed on June 21, 2016
Horsefly Irrigation District WaterSMART Grant: Dairy and Yonna Canals Piping Project Under the Proposed Action Alternative, Reclamation would provide $185,800 of WaterSMART Grant funding to HID for the installation of pipe at three distinct sites: Yonna Canal, Dairy Canal southern segment, and Dairy Canal northern segment. Pipe would be installed along approximately 5,280 feet of open canal and approximately 1,160 feet across a cultivated field. The Project would conserve water by eliminating seepage and evaporation. EA completed and FONSI signed on November 10, 2016.
Humboldt River Water Conservation Project Reclamation proposes to approve and fund Pershing County Water Conservation District (PCWCD) to install a hydropower turbine on Rye Patch Dam. Improvements would also be installed in Pitt Dam and Rogers Dam and Canal to help coordinate releases with Rye Patch. The purpose for the project would be to generate electricity that could be sold back to the existing grid. Revenue generated by the sale of power would provide PCWCD with a steady source of funding for water system improvements and to offset irrigation pumping costs throughout the PCWCD system. The improvements funded by the power generation would potentially increase the conservation efficiency of existing facilities in the district, including the Rye Patch Dam and Reservoir. Environmental Assessment was available for public review on December 3, 2012. Comments were due December 28, 2012. FONSI signed on February 13, 2013.
Inclusion Review for Baldocchi Property into Contra Costa Water District Boundaries Reclamation proposes to approve including the Baldocchi Property into the Contra Costa Water District(CCWD) Central Valley Project (CVP) service area boundary, allowing CCWD (via the Diablo Water District) to deliver CVP water to the property. The 24-acre property is in the City of Oakley and is planned for about 100 residential lots and a park. Draft EA and FONSI available for review on October 27, 2014. Comments due on November 26, 2014.
Independence Lake Forest Thinning and Hazardous Fuels Reduction EA Reclamation proposes to approve the Nature Conservancy to utilize Desert Terminal Lake grant funding to conduct forest thinning and hazardous fuels reduction at Independence Lake. The purpose of the project is to protect the lake?s water quality and native fishery (including the federally listed Lahontan cutthroat trout) by implementing forest health activities to reduce the risk of damage from high severity wildfire that could affect water quality. EA available for public review April 16, 2012. Comments were due May 16, 2012. FONSI signed September 5, 2012.
Independence Lake Spillway Fish Barrier EA Reclamation proposes to construct the Independence Lake Spillway Fish Barrier. Reclamation has been directed by the Congress of the United States to provide funds to The Nature Conservancy to partially fund the acquisition of land that surrounds Independence Lake and for protection of the native fishery and water quality of the lake. The construction of a barrier to fish passage on Independence Lake's spillway would prevent the upstream migration of non-native fish that threaten the long-term viability of Lahontan cutthroat trout populations in the lake. Draft EA available for review on June 13, 2011. Comments due July 15, 2011. FONSI signed and final EA completed on September 1, 2011.
Installation of SatLink2 on Flow Measurement Devices in Truckee-Carson Irrigation District TID proposes to install 50 SatLink2 devices in the Cason Division that allow remote monitoring of irrigation water deliveries. The installation of SatLink2 devices at the water meters would reduce over-deliveries and ultimately the amount of water released from Lahontan Reservoir. Reclamation proposes to provide WaterSMART Water and Energy Efficiency Grant funds to the District to help fund the Proposed Action. EA available for public review on March 17, 2016. Comments due by April 1, 2016. FONSI signed on April 14, 2016.
Installation of Stream-width PIT Tag Interrogation Systems in McGarvey Creek, Lower Klamath River Sub-Basin EA Reclamation proposes to provide funding to the Yurok Tribal Fisheries Program (YTFP) to install stream-width PIT tag interrogation systems to assess nonnatal rearing patterns and distance of upstream non-natal migrations of juvenile coho in McGarvey Creek, Lower Klamath River Sub-basin. Operating the PIT tag interrogation systems in conjunction with upstream and downstream migrant trapping will substantially improve the ability to document migration patterns, habitat use, distance of upstream migration, estimate the number of smolts emigrating from McGarvey Creek and survival of natal and non-natal populations of Klamath Basin Coho. FONSI signed and final EA completed on February 9, 2011.
Interim Recreation Services at Lake Berryessa Reclamation proposes to award interim concession contracts for the vacant concession areas at Lake Berryessa dependent upon on commercial interest. If interim concession contracts are not awarded, Reclamation proposes to continue recreation services at the vacant concession areas. Interim concession contractors would be provided with some government-furnished facilities, such as picnic tables, fire rings, concrete vault toilets, water wells and electrical hook-ups. These facilities would remain as the property of the United States throughout the term of the concession contract. Interim concession contractors would be encouraged to expand the amenities to include such services as temporary wet slips, dry storage, fuel service, lodging, retail store, food services, and other services and amenities. The FONSI was signed on 5/1/2013.
Interim Renewal Contract Between the United States and Elk Creek Community Services District Providing for Project Water Service From the Black Butte Project Reclamation proposes to execute an interim renewal contract for up to 100 acre feet/year of Central Valley Project Water for the community of Elk Creek. The proposed contract would ensure an adequate public water supply in the event of drought, when the primary supply of water from the Orland Project is inadequate. The long term contract, currently under negotiation, will be covered by a separate Environmental Assessment. Draft FONSI and EA were available for review on January 27, 2012. Comments were due February 10, 2012. Final EA being prepared.
Interim Renewal Warren Act Contract Between the United States and Sacramento Municipal Utility District Reclamation proposes to execute two 26-month interim renewal Warren Act (WA) contract with Sacramento Municipal Utility District. The WA contract is for the conveyance, within a 26 month period, of up to 15,000 acre-feet of SMUDs non-CVP water. The conveyance of water is through the Folsom South Canal at Nimbus Dam for Municipal and Industrial uses within the SMUD?s service area at Rancho Seco in south eastern Sacramento County. Draft EA available for review on November 15, 2012. Comments due December 17, 2012. FONSI signed on December 28, 2012.
Interim San Joaquin Salmon Conservation and Research Facility Operations and Maintenance Funding Reclamation proposes to fund operations and maintenance of the Interim San Joaquin Salmon Conservation and Research Facility to be constructed and operated by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW). The Interim Facility is a pilot-scale hatchery facility adjacent to the San Joaquin River Fish Hatchery, about one mile downstream of Friant Dam, in Fresno County. Operations and maintenance of the Interim Facility will include development and maintenance of a genetically diverse brood stock of spring-run Chinook salmon, and potentially fall run Chinook salmon. CDFW will also operate the Interim Facility to conduct and support research on conserving Chinook salmon species in the San Joaquin River Restoration Program Restoration Area. Draft FONSI and EA were available for public review on July 1, 2013. Written comments were due on Wednesday, July 31, 2013. FONSI signed and final EA completed on September 25, 2013.
Issuance of a Permit to the Cachuma Operation and Maintenance Board for Modification to Four Air Vacuum/Air Release Valves along the South Coast Conduit In 2012, the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) performed an inspection of the South Coast Conduit, a component of the Cachuma Project. Four Air Vacuum/Air Release (AV/AR) valves along the South Coast Conduit (see Figure 1) were deemed non-compliant with the California Code of Regulations Title 22, Chapter 16, ? 64576. The four AV/AR valves need to be modified in order to meet these regulations. Reclamation will issue an MP620 permit (Mid-Pacific Region specific permit for addition or alterations to federal facilities) to the Cachuma Operation and Maintenance Board (COMB), its operating entity for the South Coast Conduit, to modify the four AV/AR valves to meet the requirements of California Code of Regulations Title 22, Chapter 16, ? 64576. Modifications would include installing drains at each of the four structures. The drains would be installed immediately downhill of each valve (to the south at Station 199+63, east at Station 225+98, south at Station 230+51, and southwest at Station 900+15), and would prevent the valves from being exposed to run-off and rainwater. A schematic of the proposed drain is shown in Figure 2. Installation of the drains would require hand excavating a 1-foot wide, 5-feet long, and 2-feet deep trench at each site and installing a 4-inch drain and 18-inch square by 12-inch deep gravel infiltration field. A total of 1.7 cubic yards would be excavated from for all four sites and would be used for backfill at each respective site. Areas of excavation are within the previously disturbed areas created when the AV/AR valves were originally installed. No water would be discharged from the valves for this action. Rainwater and run-off from the new drains would percolate into the infiltration fields, and would not enter any nearby creeks. Categorically Excluded May 2015
Ivanhoe Irrigation District Control System Project ? 68 Main WaterSMART Water and Energy Efficiency Grant Reclamation proposes to award Ivanhoe Irrigation District with a $300,000 WaterSMART Water and Energy Efficiency Grant to assist in providing grant funds to support the acquisition and installation of providing funding for the installation of supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) equipment, the construction of a new water control structure and above ground low-flow bypasses, and the replacement of an intertie receiving structure, all in Tulare, California. Draft EA available for review on April 20, 2015. Comments were due on May 4, 2015. FONSI signed on June 1, 2015.
Ivanhoe Irrigation District WaterSMART Grant Reclamation proposes to provide WaterSMART program grant funds to the Ivanhoe Irrigation District (District) for the implementation of the Control System Project ? 69 Main. Under the WaterSMART program, Reclamation provides cost-shared funding on a competitive basis for on-the-ground water conservation and energy efficiency projects. Reclamation would further the goals and objectives of the WaterSMART program as they apply to water management operations in the District by providing funding for the installation of SCADA equipment, the construction of a new water control structure and above ground low-flow bypasses, the installation of three new pumps and associated electrical wiring, the construction of air vents and the removal of an existing baffle structure. The FONSI was signed on November 29, 2012.
James Irrigation District's Water Banking Expansion Project Reclamation proposes to award grant(s) to James ID for its? proposed Project in order to partially fund the modification and expansion of an existing regulation/recharge/banking area within the James Bypass. The proposed Project includes excavation of an existing basin, construction of new levees with associated canals and turnouts, enhancement of existing levees, installation of booster pumps, installation of control structures, installation of interconnecting pipelines, installation of siphons to cross underneath the James Bypass Main Channel, installation of up to five new wells with associated pipelines, installation of new gates to the existing E Booster check structure (located within James ID?s Main Canal), construction of an earthen water control structure, and various appurtenances. In addition to the proposed Project, James ID would construct a 154.7 acre San Joaquin kit fox conservation area/preserve located in the James Bypass north of Placer Avenue. Comments due COB on March 27, 2015.
Joint Operations Center Relocation Project EIS/EIR The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) and the California Department of Water Resources propose to relocate their Joint Operations Center (JOC). Three locations are being considered: a Reclamation-owned property near Nimbus Fish Hatchery, a commercial site on Kilgore Road near Sunrise Boulevard, and a commercial site on the former Mather Air Force Base. The JOC coordinates water supply and flood management operations. The proposed relocation would improve communications and coordination during emergencies such as floods and droughts, accommodating approximately 600 employees. The new facility would house control centers for the State Water Project and the federal Central Valley Project, a flood operations center, backup power supplies, primary and backup communication systems, intense computer infrastructure, physical and cyber security systems and would meet state essential service criteria for an emergency operations center. NOI published in the Federal Register on January 18, 2011. Scoping meetings occurred on February 3, 2011. Scoping comments originally due by February 17, 2011, but extended to March 3, 2011. Meetings with homeowner associations occurred in April 2011. Scoping report was completed. The Draft EIS/EIR was available for public review on September 8, 2011. Comments were due by November 7, 2011. Meetings to receive comments on the Draft EIS/EIR occurred on September 22, 2011. Reclamation and DWR have been exploring and investigating additional alternatives to be considered for the Joint Operations Center project. These investigation efforts have delayed the publication of the final EIS/EIR.
Kaweah Delta Water Conservation District Packwood Creek Control Structures and Oakes Basin Improvements Project Reclamation proposes to provide grant funds Kaweah Delta Water Conservation District to support the habitat restoration of Oakes Basin, the construction of four new check structures, and retrofitting one existing check structure within Packwood Creek. The Proposed Action/Project would provide a reliable source of groundwater recharge and would provide an opportunity for increasing flood protection. The Proposed Action/Project would recharge approximately 1,465 AF/year, and improve the management of the 29,360 AF/year of water that the District oversees. Draft EA available for review on March 17, 2014. Comments were due April 18, 2014. FONSI signed and final EA completed on August 8, 2014.
Kaweah Delta Water Conservation District Paregien Basin Project Reclamation proposes to provide WaterSMART program grant funds to the Kaweah Delta Water Conservation District to support the construction of two groundwater recharge/stormwater control basins, one of 19.6 acres and one of 3.4 acres, that will be used to provide a reliable source of groundwater recharge and will provide flood protection for the nearby City of Farmersville and the Linnell Farm Labor Center. Draft IS/EA and draft FONSI was available for public review on July 10, 2013. Comments were due by August 8, 2013. FONSI signed on August 20, 2013.
Kaweah River Water Warren Act Agreements Reclamation proposes to issue Warren Act agreements to seven Friant Division contractors under Article 18 of their Repayment Contracts. Under the proposed agreements, Lindsay-Strathmore Irrigation District (Lindsay Strathmore ID) would convey a total of up to 8,250 AF of non-CVP Kaweah River water into the Friant Kern Canal. The contracts would go through February 28, 2019. Draft FONSI and EA will be available for public review on July 16, 2014. Comments are due July 31, 2014.
Kern County Water Agency Improvement District No. 4 Cross Valley Canal Extension Pool No. 8 Lining Project Reclamation proposes to provide federal funding thought a WaterSMART Grant to ID4 to install a fiber-reinforced concrete lining to a one mile section of the CVC Extension Pool No. 8. The Proposed Action would line the canal with concrete to reduce seepage losses and thereby retain more water volume delivered in the canal. By converting seepage loss to additional water supply, the Proposed Action will also reduce the need to operate groundwater extraction wells in dry years, thus, conserving energy.
Kern National Wildlife Refuge, Annual Acquisition and Conveyance of up to 20,000 Acre-Feet of Water to Meet FWS Level 4 Water Supply Needs. The proposed action is for Reclamation to enter into annual agreements with Kern-Tulare Water District (KTWD) to acquire up to 20,000 acre-feet, annually, to meet Level 4 water supply needs for Kern NWR. Reclamation may annually purchase water acquired by KTWD through transfer from Friant Division CVP Contractors. Draft EA/FONSI for water years 2007-2011 was available for review on August 1, 2007. Comments were due by August 20, 2007. FONSI signed and Final EA completed September 7, 2007.
Kern-Tulare Water District Oil Field Water Reuse Project The District?s project site is located in the north-central portion of unincorporated Kern County, California, near the Kern County/Tulare County border (Figure 1). To date, the District has partnered with local oil producers located in the Jasmin, Dyer Creek, and Mount Poso oil fields. Although the District?s EIR analyzed a larger footprint and proposed action, because of reduced oil production from local oil producers, the District decided to separate the larger project into two phases, Phase I partnering with Jasmin Oil field (the Project or Proposed Action analyzed here), and Phase II partnering with Dyer Creek and Mount Poso. The Phase I project includes the construction of a produced water delivery and storage system from the nearby oil field and this project has independent utility from Phase II. The District has decided not to move forward with Phase II at this time, and it is unknown if and when they will pursue that phase. Reclamation does not have a federal action associated with Phase II and is, therefore, only assessing Phase I. Final FONSI and EA posted.
Kern-Tulare Water District and Lindsay-Strathmore Irrigation District Warren Act Contract EA Reclamation proposes to approve storage, conveyance, and/or diversion of non-CVP water in Federal facilities when excess capacity exists, according to the Article 18 of the Districts? repayment contracts. Reclamation would also approve exchange of the Districts? non-CVP water for CVP water, in order to facilitate delivery. Approvals would be for varying lengths of time between the 2013 through 2042 Contract Years (March 1, 2013 - February 28, 2043). FONSI signed and EA completed on April 7, 2014.
Kern-Tulare Water District/West Kern Water District Groundwater Banking Project Reclamation proposes to approve a water banking project in which Kern-Tulare Water District would bank up to 40,000 AF/y of CVP and non-CVP water (from its own CVP contract supply, transfers and exchanges-in of CVP water, other water purchases, and flood releases) in West Kern Water District. There would be no new facilities constructed as part of the Proposed Action. The terms of the agreement between Kern-Tulare Water District and West Kern Water District would be 25 years from the date of approval by Reclamation. Draft FONSI and EA was available for review on March 12, 2013. Comments were due on April 13, 2013. FONSI signed and final EA completed on May 16, 2013.
Klamath Irrigation District C-Drop Hydroelectric Project Final EA and FONSI The Bureau of Reclamation proposes to grant a LOPP to Klamath Irrigation District (KID) for development of a new hydroelectric generating plant at C-Drop on C-Canal. KID is located within Reclamation's Mid-Pacific Region, Klamath Project, in Klamath Falls, Oregon. A LOPP is a congressionally authorized alternative to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) licensing for hydroelectric power development. A LOPP grants to a non-Federal entity the right to utilize, consistent with Klamath Project purposes, water power head or storage at and/or operationally in conjunction with the C-Drop, for non- Federal electric power generation and sale by the entity. Draft FONSI and EA available for review August 29, 2011. Final FONSI and EA signed October 10, 2011.
Klamath Project Internal Water Transfers Reclamation proposes to approve Klamath Project water transfers between contractors for lands within the delivery area of the Project to optimize the use of limited Project water supplies brought on by the fourth consecutive year of drought. This would allow the potential irrigation of up to 72,000 acres of irrigable lands (approximately 42 percent of total Project acres) which would otherwise be idled or irrigated though means other than with Project water supplies. FONSI released.
Klamath Tributary Coho Rearing Habitat Enhancement Project Klamath Basin Restoration Program Grant #R10AP20080 Salmon River Restoration Council Reclamation proposes to provide the Klamath Basin Restoration Program grant funding to the Salmon River Restoration Council to to install brush bundles and woody debris at specific off-channel habitat locations within the Salmon River subbasin. The project is needed: (1) to enhance 50 percent or more in-stream cover to aid in increasing riparian shade, vegetation health and overall winter and summer rearing habitats for coho salmon within the Salmon River subbasin; and (2) to asses and analyze habitat conditions and fish response, both pre and post installation of materials, for the purpose of influencing and prioritizing future site specific treatments. FONSI signed on November 20, 2012.
Knights Landing Outfall Gates Fish Passage Barrier Project The Bureau of Reclamation, a Cooperating Agency with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), proposes to provide federal funding under the Central Valley Project Improvement Act to Reclamation District (RD) 108 to construct new concrete wing walls, install a metal picket weir, install rock slope protection, and remove vegetation for construction access for this fish protection project along the Sacramento River in Yolo County, Calif. The Proposed Action, a cooperative effort among Reclamation, USACE, California Department of Water Resources, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and RD 108, involves the installation of a barrier at the existing structure to prevent salmon from entering the Colusa Basin Drain during upstream migration. FONSI signed 8/31/20015
Lahontan State Recreation Area Aquatic Invasive Species Wash Station Reclamation proposes to approve Nevada State Parks (State Parks) plans to construct a permanent pull-out area to use as an inspection and decontamination area for watercraft for quagga mussels and other aquatic invasive species. This will be located within Lahontan State Recreation Area, near the Silver Springs ranger station. Draft EA available for review on February 11, 2013. Comments were due March 1, 2013. FONSI signed on March 7, 2013.
Lahontan Substation Rebuild and Upgrade Project Reclamation proposes to issue a license for NV Energy?s SF-299 Application for the construction of a new substation, which would be adjacent to the existing Lahontan Substation on lands under Reclamation?s jurisdiction located in Churchill County, Nevada. NV Energy would rebuild the Lahontan Substation approximately 200 feet to the northeast of the existing site, and would install a 4.5/7.5 Million Volt-Ampere regulator, seven 69-kilovolt (kV) circuit breakers, and other related facilities. NV Energy also proposes to construct a new 200-foot access road and to realign six 60-kV transmission lines. Draft EA available for review on May 15, 2014. Comments were due May 28, 2014. FONSI signed August 1, 2014.
Lake Berryessa Long-Term Concession Development Plans Environmental Assessment Reclamation is developing conceptual plans and the associated NEPA documentation for the implementation of five concession areas (Putah Canyon Recreation Area, Monticello Shores Recreation Area, Berryessa Point Recreation Area, Spanish Flat Recreation Area, and Steele Canyon Recreation Area) at Lake Berryessa. Reclamation is undertaking a planning process that will culminate in the development and management of necessary and appropriate long-term recreation facilities and services at five Lake Berryessa concession areas. The conceptual plans will identify the services and facilities that will be proposed for development at the five concession sites. Scoping materials are available at the link provided above. The Public Scoping Open House will be held Wednesday, Dec. 10. The public may drop by any time between 4-6 p.m. at the Winters Public Safety Facility (Training Room), 700 Main Street, Winters, CA 95694.
Lake Berryessa Recreation Areas Development The Bureau of Reclamation proposes re-developing recreation facilities and ancillary infrastructure at five recreational areas (RAs) at Lake Berryessa in accordance with the Visitor Services Plan/Future Recreation Use and Operation of Lake Berryessa Environmental Impact Statement (VSP EIS) and VSP Record of Decision. Future concessionaires would have opportunity to propose to Reclamation the designs, numbers and precise locations of entry stations, marinas, boat launches, campgrounds, lodging units, RV campsites, day use amenities and other conceptual elements associated with development of recreational facilities at five discrete areas from north to south: Putah Canyon, Monticello Shores, Berryessa Point, Spanish Flat and Steele Canyon. Reclamation considered various levels of development during its planning process and refined the conceptual site plans based on a market assessment, a financial feasibility evaluation and input received from the public during the planning process. Final documents posted. Appendix D and E available upon request.
Lake Cachuma Disk Golf Course Santa Barbara County, on behalf of Reclamation, proposes to construct an 18-hole disc golf course at the Lake Cachuma recreation area. Reclamation manages recreation land and facilities at Lake Cachuma. To build the course, 18 sets of concrete tee pads, signs, and baskets will be installed. Categorical Exclusion Checklist signed on December 22, 2016.
Lake Casitas Fire Station Upgrades The Forest Service has identified an opportunity to improve water quality protection at their Lake Casitas fire station in Ventura County. Reclamation proposes to approve the Forest Service?s desired improvements which include relocation of a sanitary leach line, installation of a 10,000 gallon water storage tank, clearing for additional helipads and new security fencing. FONSI signed and EA completed on April 14, 2014.
Lake Casitas Resource Management Plan EIS Resource Management Plan for Federal lands associated with the Casitas Dam and Lake Casitas, Ventura County. Plan includes long-term management actions to protect natural resources while maintaining and enhancing recreational opportunities. Public scoping meetings were held in September 2003. The Draft EIS was made available during July and August 2008. An open house was held on the Draft EIS in August 2008. The Final EIS was made available on April 16, 2010. The 30-day wait period closed on May 24, 2010. Record of Decision signed on April 11, 2011.
Lake Natoma Waterfront Trail Project EA The City of Folsom is proposing to enhance the existing trails and environmental conditions along the shoreline of Lake Natoma adjacent to Historic Downtown Folsom. Improvements include riparian enhancements, installation of interpretive kiosks/signs, scenic overlooks, and an ADA compliant walkway that will extend from the existing Lake Natoma Crossing Bridge to a scenic overlook below the bridge. Draft EA/IS available for public review on May 16, 2012. Public meeting on the EA/IS on May 23, 2012. Final EA/IS released on May 14, 2013. FONSI signed on December 22, 2014.
Land Use Authorization and License Amendment for PG&E?s Proposed Gas Pipeline Installation and Bayview Station Expansion near the San Luis (Volta) Wasteway Reclamation will issue a perpetual land use authorization to PG&E for the installation, operation, and maintenance of a new 12-inch gas pipeline located within Reclamation?s rights-of-way. Reclamation will also amend PG&E?s existing perpetual license (No. 2202-03-0187) for the expansion of the existing Bayview Station.The action area is located near the San Luis (Volta) Wasteway in Merced County, CA. FONSI signed and final EA completed on March 28, 2014.
Land Use Authorization for PG&E to Install an Aerial Electrical Transmission Line over Lateral 24.2 in Madera CEC-15-036 Reclamation will issue a 25-year land-use authorization to PG&E that would allow them to install, operate, and maintain a 172-foot long overhead transmission line overcrossing Lateral 24.2 near and east of the intersection between Avenue 16 and Road 22 in Madera County, California (Figure 1). This transmission line would provide year-round service to one new customer. The line would originate from an existing pole and then be connected onto two new PG&E poles located on either side of Lateral 24.2 in Madera County?s Right of Way (ROW). Three aerial aluminum (3-2AR) conductors would extend over Lateral 24.2 requiring a minimum 35 foot clearance over the canal. Categorical Exclusion Checklist Signed on 8.31.2016
Land Use Authorization to The Hulling Company for Installation of a Vehicle Crossing at Lateral 32.2-9.9-1.0 Reclamation proposes to issue a 25-year land use authorization to The Hulling Company to replace, operate, and maintain a vehicle crossing over Lateral 32.2-9.9-1.0. The Proposed Action is located within Reclamation?s right-of-way for the Lateral and will have ground disturbing activities. Categorical Exclusion Checklist signed on September 19, 2017.
Langell Valley Irrigation District Tree Removal Project The Bureau of Reclamation is proposing to approve the removal of mature trees on approximately 7.47 miles of Klamath Project (Project) facilities within Langell Valley Irrigation District. The Environmental Assessment is available for public review and comment from November 24, 2015 to December 8, 2015. FONSI signed on February 9, 2016.
Lindsay-Strathmore Irrigation District 5-Year Warren Act Contract for Kings River Water Reclamation proposes to issue a 5-year Warren Act agreement to the Lindsay-Strathmore Irrigation District for the introduction and conveyance of up to 8,000 AF per year of non-CVP water that will be obtained from Corcoran. This agreement would end February 28, 2022. This non-CVP water would be introduced into the Friant-Kern Canal at Milepost 29.10 from the pumping station owned by Delta Lands Reclamation District No. 770 (Delta Lands). From this point on the Friant-Kern Canal, the non-CVP water is conveyed down the canal to Lindsay-Strathmore?s sole delivery point at Milepost 85.55 (Figure 1). Lindsay-Strathmore is also requesting that Milepost 29.10 be added to its list of approved Points of Introduction to the Friant-Kern Canal. The non-CVP water would only be introduced into the Friant-Kern Canal only when there is excess capacity available, as determined by Reclamation. Draft EA and FONSI available for public review with comments due by COB October 30, 2017.
Loma Rica Hydroelectric Generating Facility Reclamation proposes to provide a WaterSMART Water Energy and Efficiency Grant grant to Nevada Irrigation District (NID)to construct and operate a hydroelectric generation station near the Loma Rica Water Treatment Plant and an energy dissipation structure at the terminus of the Banner-Cascade pipeline (BCP). The Proposed Action would allow NID to maximize hydropower potential from their BCP to help reduce electrical costs within the system and to provide a potential source of income to NID. The Proposed Action is located within west-central Nevada County, California just east of Nevada City and Grass Valley. Draft EA available for public review on August 31, 2017. Comments were due by September 15, 2017. FONSI signed on October 25, 2017.
Long-Term Environmental Water Account EIS/EIR The Environmental Water Account (EWA) was established in the CALFED Programmatic EIS/EIR. The purpose of the Long-term EWA program is to acquire and use water assets through banking, borrowing, transferring, and arranging conveyance for protection, restoration, and recovery of at-risk native Delta-dependent fish. Assets would be used to augment stream flows and Delta outflows; modify water exports during critical stages of fish life cycles; and replace water supply that may be interrupted by changes to water supply operations. Several new tools are being analyzed including land retirement, purchase of water rights from willing sellers, conjunctive use, new surface storage, conservation, reclamation, and desalination. The purpose of the EIS/EIR is to analyze the effects of alternative asset acquisition and use actions from implementing the Long-term EWA program through 2030. Notice of Intent published February 22, 2005. Scoping meetings held March 2005.***** Managers from the five EWA implementing agencies (CA DWR, Reclamation, US Fish and Wildlife Service, CA Department of Fish and Game, and NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service) determined that completion of the Long-Term EWA Draft EIS/EIR would be postponed until completion of the Federal Endangered Species Act re-consultation on the Operations Criteria and Plan for Central Valley Project and State Water Project, ongoing investigations into the apparent Delta pelagic organism decline (POD), and ongoing planning for a proposed Bay-Delta Conservation Plan. The EWA implementing agencies had proposed to extend the existing Stage-1 EWA program until these uncertainties are resolved. Project is now inactive.
Long-Term Plan to Protect Adult Salmon in the Lower Klamath River The Bureau of Reclamation has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Long Term Plan to Protect Adult Salmon in the Lower Klamath River. The purpose of the DEIS is to address the potentially significant environmental effects of implementing flow-related actions to reduce the likelihood, and potentially reduce the severity, of an Ich (Ichthyophthirius multifiliis) epizootic event that could lead to an associated fish die-off in future years. Ich is a pathogen that can cause mortality in fish. Ich grows on the gills and suffocates the fish. Crowded holding conditions for pre-spawn adults, warm water temperatures, and presence of disease pathogens are the likely major factors contributing to the adult mortalities. The DEIS will consider a no action and two action alternatives, evaluating the direct, indirect, and cumulative environmental effects of implementing a project. The Record of Decision was signed on April 19, 2017. The Final Environmental Impact Statement was made available on January 19, 2017. An open house and public hearing was held on November 9, 2016 in Redding, CA. The Draft Environmental Impact Statement was available for public review and comment October 14, 2016 through December 5, 2016.
Long-Term Warren Act Contract with Cawelo Water District EA Reclamation proposes to execute a Warren Act (WA) contract to allow for the conveyance of up to 20,000 acre-feet of non-Central Valley Project water through the Friant-Kern Canal from Cawelo Water District (CWD)for recovery by Alameda County Flood Control and Water Conservation District Zone 7. In addition, Reclamation would approve a right-of-use application for CWD for access across/through Reclamation facilities. CWD needs the WA contract for extreme drought conditions when surface water allocations are unavailable from CWD's exchangers. Draft FONSI and EA was available for public review on December 6, 2010. Comments were due January 3, 2011. FONSI signed on December 23, 2011.
Long-Term Water Transfers Reclamation will implement a long-term water transfer program to facilitate voluntary water transfers from willing sellers upstream of the Delta to water users south of the Delta and in the San Francisco Bay Area. Water transfers would occur through various methods such as groundwater substitution, cropland idling, reservoir release, and conservation, and would include individual and multiyear transfers from 2015 through 2024. Draft EIS/EIR available for public review on September 30, 2014. Public hearings held on October 15, 16, and 21 (See Notice of Availability below for details). Comments were due December 1, 2014. Final EIS EIR available on March 20, 2015. Notice of Determination for CEQA signed on April 9, 2015. Record of Decision signed on May 1, 2015.
Long-term Contract for the Exchange of Water between the Bureau of Reclamation and Byron-Bethany Irrigation District ? Delta Division and San Luis Unit Reclamation proposes to execute a long-term (up to 40-year) exchange contract and a long-term (up to 40-year) license with Byron-Bethany Irrigation District (BBID) for introduction of up to 4,500 acre-feet/year (AFY), plus up to an additional 225 AFY to cover conveyance losses, of its non-CVP water between March and October to meet Tracy Hills Development demand. Draft FONSI/EA was available on October 1, 2012. Comments were due October 31, 2012. Received a non-jeopardy biological opinion from the FWS on December 9, 2013. FONSI signed on February 7, 2014.
Long-term Recapture and Recirculation of San Joaquin River Restoration Program Flows Reclamation proposes to develop and implement a long-term plan for recirculation, recapture, reuse, exchange or transfer of restoration flows for the purpose of reducing or avoiding impacts to water deliveries to all of the participating Friant Division long-term contractors, pursuant to the Stipulation of Settlement in NRDC, et al. v. Kirk Rodgers, et al. and the San Joaquin River Restoration Settlement Act (SJRRS), Title X of Public Law 111-11. Notice of Intent and Notice of Scoping Meetings published July 28, 2015. Four scoping meetings to be held August 10-13, 2015.
Long-term Renewal of CVP Contracts - Sacramento River Division EA The Sacramento River Division contains 18 water service contractors served primarily by the Tehama Colusa Canal and the Corning Canal in Tehama, Glenn, Colusa, and Yolo Counties. Potential impacts may be associated with potential changes in water use and cropping patterns,reduction of return flows,and availability of water.The contractor must ensure that all surface water delivered for irrigation purposes within the contractor's service area will be measured at each agricultural turnout, and water delivered for M&I purposes will be measured at each M&I service connection. Draft EA on 8/19/03. BA completed August 2003. Revised BA March 2004. Revised Draft EA released on July 30, 2004. Final EA completed November 11, 2004. FONSI signed February 25, 2005. PROBLEMS VIEWING OR DOWNLOADING FILES? PLEASE CONTACT LYNNETTE WIRTH AT (916) 978-5102 or lwirth@mp.usbr.gov
Los Banos Creek Diversion Project Reclamation proposes to issue a series of Warren Act contracts to Central California Irrigation District (CCID), Grasslands Water District, and/or San Luis Water District for introduction of Los Banos Creek water into the Delta Mendota Canal (DMC). Reclamation also proposes to issue a 50-year land use authorization to CCID for installation, operation, and maintenance of a connection structure and creek control structure within Reclamation right-of-way near Check 15 of the DMC. Daft EA/FONSI open for public review between November 25, 2014 and December 22, 2014 COB. FONSI signed and EA completed on March 13, 2015.
Los Carneros Water District Recycled Water Pipeline Project The Los Carneros Water District Recycled Water Pipeline Project involves Reclamation providing two Agricultural Water Conservation Efficiency grants ($1.730 million) through the CALFED/NRCS collaboration to improve water conservation and efficiency to the Los Carneros Water District. This grant money will partially fund construction of a Recycled Water Pipeline to distribute recycled water from the Napa Sanitation Department wastewater facilities to approximately 4,050 acres of residential and agricultural land. This project will make approximately 1,465 acre-feet of recycled water available for irrigation each year. FONSI signed and EA completed on July 20, 2015.
Los Vaqueros Expansion Project EIS/EIR The objectives of the Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Project are to develop water supplies for environmental water management, increase water supply reliability for water providers within the San Francisco Bay Area, and improve the quality of water deliveries to municipal and industrial customers in the San Francisco Bay Area. The CALFED Record of Decision includes the expansion of Los Vaqueros Reservoir as one of five water storage projects identified for further investigation as part of the CALFED Storage Program. Draft Supplement to the Final EIS/EIR available for public review on July 3, 2017. Comments due by close of business September 1, 2017. Public hearings scheduled for Sacramento on July 11, San Jose on July 12, Concord on July 18, Oakland on July 20, Brentwood on July 25, and Los Banos on July 27. (See press release for details)
Lower American River Anadromous Fish Habitat Restoration Project Reclamation completed an EA and signed a FONSI in 2008 to complete work in the lower American River for improving spawning and rearing habitat. In 2010 a Supplemental FONSI and EA was signed to evaluate change in gravel sources and use of roads. The 2011 Supplemental FONSI and EA evaluated the addition of woody material into some or all of the main channel sites identified in the 2008 EA. In 2014 a supplemental EA and FONSI is an informational update of the proposed Program activities for the Nimbus Basin project site that were not completed within the 2008 EA timeframe. Reclamation will continue to improve spawning and rearing habitat for salmon and steelhead in the lower American River in 2016 and beyond. Finding of No Significant Impact signed - Lower American River Anadromous Fish Habitat Restoration Program.
Lower French Creek Off-Channel Habitat Development Project The Bureau of Reclamation would fund the Lower French Creek Off-Channel Habitat Development Project as part of the 2016 Klamath River Coho Restoration Grant Program which was proposed by Reclamation as a conservation measure and identified in the "Biological Opinions on the Effects of Proposed Klamath Project Operations from May 31, 2013 through March 31, 2023, on Five Federally Listed Threatened and Endangered Species". The Siskiyou Resource Conservation District would administer the grant leading to the construction of an off-channel pond with coarse woody debris structures and associated vegetation in the floodplain of the lower French Creek. The Proposed Action would occur on private land located on river right of lower French Creek in a floodplain depression, 0.5 mile upstream from French Creek?s confluence with the Scott River. French Creek is a Key Stream in the Scott River watershed that supports a high density of adult and juvenile Southern-Oregon Northern California Coast coho salmon on an annual basis. EA completed and FONSI signed on October 7, 2016.
Lower Klamath River Sub-Basin Upslope Sedimentation Prevention Project EA Reclamation proposes to provide funding to the Yurok Tribal Watershed Restoration Program as a cost share with the California Department of Fish and Game). The purpose of the Proposed Action is to decommission approximately one mile of road owned by Green Diamond Resource Company. Additional erosion control measures would also be applied to the road and the stream crossings associated with the road. The action is needed reduce the potential for delivery of sediment to prime spawning and rearing habitat for coho salmon and to prevent the erosion of natural stream channels due to an increased flow volume. FONSI signed and final EA completed on February 9, 2011.
Lower Truckee River Restoration Projects at Tracy Power Plant, West McCarran Ranch, and Upper Mustang Ranch EA The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) utilizing Reclamation Desert Terminal Lakes grant funds for a portion of the funding required for the restoration of the Lower Truckee River at the three subject locations. The goal of the projects is to restore the river channel, wetlands, and riparian forest. The Tracy Power Plant project site is located along the Truckee River approximately 12 miles east of Sparks, Nevada, in Washoe and Storey Counties and includes approximately two miles of river restoration. The West McCarran Ranch project site is located in Washoe County along the Truckee River approximately 8 miles east of Sparks, Nevada and would affect one river mile. The Upper Mustang Ranch is located along the Truckee River approximately 4 miles east of Sparks, Nevada, in Washoe and Storey Counties and would affect approximately one river mile. EA available for public review April 16, 2012. Comments due May 16, 2012. FONSI signed on August 24, 2012.
MU5 Farms Lateral 32.2 Turnout and Irrigation Pipeline Project on the Madera Canal Reclamation proposes to issue an MP-620 encroachment permit to MU5 Farms for construction of a turnout and irrigation pipeline on and adjacent to Lateral 32.2. The turnout structure and pipeline will provide irrigation water to MU5 Farms? property. The turnout will be located at the intersection of Road 25 and Avenue 25 in Madera County about 10 miles north of the City of Madera, 9 miles east of the City of Chowchilla, and 1.25 miles northwest of Berenda Creek. The turnout will have a concrete headwall, floor, and sidewalls. A steel canal gate will be bolted to the headwall to control the amount of water that will enter the 24-inch PVC pipeline that will be connected to the canal near the turnout. The pipeline will extend from a connection at the turnout to a standpipe located at the southeast corner of MU5 Farms? property approximately a half mile west of the turnout (latitude 37? 06? 44.93? N, longitude 120? 06? 7.04?W). Staging of equipment used for the Project will take place in, and immediately adjacent to, the proposed work areas. No comments received. FONSI signed.
Madera Irrigation District Hidden Unit 5-Year Warren Act Contract EA Reclamation proposes to issue Warren Act contract to Madera Irrigation District (MID) for use of Hidden Unit facilities for storage and flow-through purposes from 2010 through February 2015. The Proposed Action would allow MID to better regulate its varied water resources and provide for improved overall water management flexibility. EA will not be finalized. Instead, it has been combined with the Madera Irrigation District ? Storage and Conveyance of Non-Project Water in Friant Division and Hidden Unit Facilities, 2013-2043 Project (Draft due winter 2013.)
Madera Irrigation District Lateral 24.2-17.0 Pipeline and Canal Automation Projects Water and Energy Efficiency Grants Reclamation proposes to provide MID with WEEG funds for part of its Lateral 24.2-17.0 Pipeline Improvement Project (pipeline project) and the Irrigation Water Conservation and Canal Automation Improvement Project (automation project). The proposed projects would conserve between 3,199 and 4,639 acre feet per year of water by reducing losses from seepage and through real-time water management. Finding of No Significant Impact signed and Final Environmental Assessment released.
Madera Irrigation District Long-Term Banking Project with North Kern and Semitropic Water Storage Districts Reclamation propoes to approve Madera Irrigation District?s (MID) delivery of its Central Valley Project Friant Water, Recaptured Water, Recovered Water Account water, and 215 Water (when available) for banking outside of their service area boundary in North Kern Water Storage District (NKWSD) and Semitropic Water Storage District (Semitropic). MID would deliver up to 20,000 acre-feet per year (AF/y) (March through February) to NKWSD or Semitropic for banking, contingent on water supplies availability and there being excess capacity in the necessary conveyance facilities. The Draft EA and Draft FONSI are available for public review from July 2, 2012 through August 2, 2012.
Madera Irrigation District One-Year Transfer to North Kern Water Storage District and/or Semitropic Water Storage District 2011 EA Reclamation proposes to approve a one year transfer prior to February 28, 2012 of up to 20,000 acre-feet of Madera Irrigation District's (MID) Friant water supplies to North Kern Water Storage District (NKWSD) and/or Semitropic Water Storage District (Semitropic) for existing agricultural or municipal and industrial purposes. MID desires to maximize the beneficial use of its Friant water supplies by performing a one year transfer of a portion of its Class 1 and/or Class 2 water that exceeds their current demand. Revenue from the transfer will support MID's operations, maintenance and facility improvement programs. Draft FONSI and EA available for review on August 22, 2011. Comments are due by September 9, 2011. FONSI signed and Final EA completed on September 16, 2011.
Madera Irrigation District Storage and Conveyance of Non-Project Water in Friant Division and Hidden Unit Facilities, 2013-2043 the District requests approval of storage and conveyance of up to 25,000 af of non-CVP water in Friant Division facilities, and/or storage of up to 36,000 af of non-CVP water at any one time in Hidden Unit facilities. The District also requests an additional point of delivery of up to 500 af of non-CVP water to be delivered to Fresno County Water Works #18 facilities for ultimate delivery to Table Mountain Rancheria./ Draft EA availabl for public review on November 12, 2018. Comments due December 13, 2013. FONSI signed on January 31, 2014.
Madera Irrigation District Water Conservation, Telemetry Upgrade & Improvement Project Reclamation is providing grant funding through the WaterSMART Program: Water and Energy Efficiency grant to retrofit or replace 17 manual check structures and control gates within Madera Irrigation District?s extensive canal system with automated flume gates and flow meters. Madera Irrigation District also proposes to integrate remote sensing capability with additional solar panel powered Supervisory Control and Data Acquisitions system connections to these and three additional sites. The grant funds would also go toward the SCADA master station setup at Madera Irrigation District?s main office. The project would reduce water losses in Madera Irrigation District?s distribution system and improve its water management and overall water-use efficiency. FONSI signed and EA completed on March 17, 2014.
Madera Irrigation District Water Supply Enhancement Project EIS Madera Irrigation District (MID)proposes to construct a groundwater bank on the property known as Madera Ranch, west of the City of Madera, Madera County, CA. The Federal actions include approval from the Bureau of Reclamation for MID to bank a portion of their Central Valley Project Friant Division contract water supply outside of its service area in the newly constructed groundwater bank at Madera Ranch and approval to extend the Reclamation-owned 24.2 Canal. Notice of Intent published September 28, 2007. Scoping meeting held on October 22, 2007. Draft EIS available July 24, 2009. Public meeting on August 27, 2009. Comments were due September 25, 2009. Final EIS available June 6, 2011. Record of Decision signed on August 1, 2011.
Malone Dam Repair Repayment Contract Reclamation is proposing to enter into a repayment contract with Langell Valley Irrigation District to address needed maintenance on Malone Dam. Categorical Exclusion Checklist signed on March 14, 2017
McCoy Lateral Rehabilitation and Atwater Drain Bypass Project The district proposes to retrofit two facilities, the McCoy Lateral and the Atwater Drain Bypass. The project involves replacing dilapidated lining along a portion of the McCoy Lateral along with construction of the Atwater Drain Bypass which will redirect flows to Black Rascal Creek for beneficial reuse. Combined, the total estimated water conservation is estimated to be 2,561 acre-feet-per year. Signed FONSI and Final EA posted.
Mendota Dam Sluice Gates Replacement Project Central California Irrigation District (CCID) would replace all 6 of the existing Calco rectangular cast iron gates on the dam with heavy duty Waterman Gates. Replacing the gates would eliminate the need to refurbish the gates every other year.The old gates tend to stick, come off the guides or otherwise malfunction. New gates would improve reliability and allow CCID to be able to work more quickly in response to San Joaquin River Restoration Program Interim and Restoration flow deliveries through the dam. Draft FONSI and EA available for review on December 14, 2011. Comments due December 28, 2011. FONSI signed and final EA available on December 30, 2011.
Mendota Pool 10-Year Exchange Agreements EIS This EIS evaluated the exchange of up to 25,000 acre-feet of water per year over a 10-year period between the Reclamation the Mendota Pool Group (MPG). Reclamation will issue a series of annual exchange agreements over the 10-year period based on review of the annual monitoring data. The MPG proposes to pump non-Central Valley Project (CVP) groundwater from their wells into the Mendota Pool and exchange the groundwater with water from the CVP. This exchanged water will be delivered to land owned by MPG members elsewhere within the CVP service area. Final EIS completed on July 29, 2004. Notice of Availability published December 10, 2004. Record of Decision signed on March 30, 2005.
Mendota Pool 2001 Exchange Agreement EA The Mendota Pool Group (MPG) proposed to introduce up to 31,000 acre-feet of non-CVP water from groundwater into Mendota Pool. Up to 25,000 acre-feet would be exchanged with Reclamation for an equivalent amount of CVP water for irrigating MPG lands. FONSI signed on August 6, 2001.
Mendota Pool Bypass and Reach 2B Improvements Project The Proposed Action is a component of the San Joaquin River Settlement (October 2006) and is located in Madera and Fresno Counties. The Proposed Action includes the construction, operation, and maintenance of the Mendota Pool Bypass and improvements including the operation and maintenance of the San Joaquin River channel to allow Reach 2B to convey at least 4,500 cubic feet per second. Record of Decision signed on October 28, 2016.
Merced Irrigation District Garibaldi/McCoy Laterals Water Conservation Project Reclamation proposes to partially fund Merced Irrigation District's (MID) Garibaldi and McCoy Laterals Water Conservation Project. In order to improve efficiency, MID needs to reduce the amount of excess operational irrigation water in the existing Garibaldi Lateral from spilling into the Merced River, redirect said water to the McCoy Lateral for use by MID's customers, and reduce seepage from both lateral canals. There is also a need to improve MID's distribution system efficiency. Draft FONSI and Draft EA available for public review on September 27, 2011. Comments due by October 11, 2011. FONSI signed and final EA completed on October 21, 2011.
Merced Irrigation District Arena Canal and Howard Lateral Water Conservation Project Reclamation is providing a CALFED Water Use Efficiency Grant to the Merced Irrigation District (MID) for the proposed construction activities along the Arena Canal and Howard Lateral. The proposed project includes piping a combined total of over 3,900 feet of both laterals and concrete lining another 10,700 feet of the Arena Canal and Howard Lateral. Removal of a small section of the Arena Canal is also anticipated as part of this project. All construction access and staging activities will be limited to existing roadways and pullouts. FONSI signed on October 16, 2012.
Merced Irrigation District WaterSMART Drought Resiliency Grant The Merced Irrigation District is seeking a WaterSMART grant from Reclamation to provide funding for the development of a real time simulation water management model. The model will use real time Merced River data to analyze and predict drought conditions. Two data collection stations will be installed, along with instream stage gages, along the banks of the Merced River at the Highway 59 bridge and the private Gallo Road bridge. The model is intended to help address climate-related effects to water conditions, enhance drought resiliency, and provide drought protection. Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) released.
Mercy Springs Water District and Fresno Slough Water District Multi-Year Transfers to Angiola Water District EA Reclamation proposes to approve a series of annual transfers of up to 1,300 acre-feet per year (AFY) of Mercy Springs Water District?s Central Valley Project (CVP) water and up to 4,000 AFY of Fresno Slough Water District?s CVP water to Angiola Water District over a nine-year period. Draft FONSI and draft EA available for review on July 10, 2012. Comments due August 8, 2012. FONSI signed and final EA completed on August 23, 2012.
Meridian Farms Water Company IRWMP Groundwater Production Element Project EA Under the Sacramento Valley Integrated Regional Water Management Program (SVIWRMP) Grants Program, Reclamation provides financial assistance to support activities that promote the preparation and revision of written regional water management/conservation plans, implement activities identified in written water management plans, demonstrate new or previously unknown water management technologies and practices, and promote improved understanding of good water use practices and principles. Reclamation is providing financial assistance to the Meridian Farms Water Company (MFWC) for SVIRWMP revision and implementation. The MFWC Groundwater Production Element Project includes the installation of one groundwater well to supplement existing district surface water and groundwater supplies. The proposed project would improve the flexibility and reliability of MFWC's water supply, particularly during dry and critically dry water years. Draft FONSI and EA available for public review on September 16, 2011. Comments due by October 14, 2011. FONSI signed and Final EA completed on January 10, 2012.
Meridian Farms Water Company Phase 2 Fish Screen Project Reclamation proposes to provide cost-share funding to Meridian Farms Water Company (MFWC) through its Anadromous Fish Screen Program for replacing their existing unscreened intake structure on the Sacramento River with a new screened intake structure facility that meets the California Department of Fish and Game and National Marine Fisheries Service anadromous fish screen criteria. MFWC is proposing to remove their existing Meridian Diversion/Pumping Plant along the Sacramento River in the vicinity of the Town of Meridian, Sutter County California and replace it with a new diversion/pumping plant equipped with retractable cylindrical fish screens to preventing entrainment of migrating, at-risk, native fish species. The project would also include improvement of the Main Canal to increase flow capacity to the Drexler Service area, extension of the Drexler Pipeline, and construction of a new Drexler re-lift pump station on the Main Canal east of the Sacramento River. The existing Drexler Diversion/Pumping Plant located south of the Meridian Diversion on the Sacramento River would be removed. The Proposed Project/Action would not increase MFWC?s overall diversion capacity from the Sacramento River. The Draft EA/IS and FONSI was available for public review during a 30-day comment period from August 8, 2012 through September 7, 2012. FONSI signed on September 29, 2015.
Middle Rosewood Creek Restoration Implementation Area A, Environmental Assessment The purpose of the project is to restore Stream Environmental Zone conditions in Middle Rosewood Creek - Area A, a branch of Third Creek, located in the Lake Tahoe Basin within Incline Village, Washoe County, Nevada. The project would implement channel and riparian corridor measures that would limit future channel bed and bank erosion, improve channel conditions, enhance floodplain connectivity, and reduce sediment loads to Lake Tahoe. The Nevada Tahoe Conservation District is managing the project, and Reclamation is providing grant funds to the district for project engineering, design and environmental compliance. Draft environmental assessment available for review on August 12, 2010. Comments due August 26, 2010. FONSI signed October 26, 2010.
Millerton Lake Resource Management Plan and General Plan Programmatic EIS/EIR The plan will establish management objectives, guidelines and actions to protect water supply and quality; protect natural and cultural resources; and provide recreational opportunities and facilities. Public scoping was held in February 2003. The Draft EIS/EIR was released for public review in July and August 2008. An open house on the Draft EIS/EIR was held in August 2008. The California State Parks Commission approved the EIR/GP on May 12, 2010. The notice of availability of the Final RMP/EIS was published in the Federal Register on April 30, 2010. Record of Decision signed on November 4, 2011.
Millerton Lake State Recreation Area South Shore Maintenance Yard Improvements Project Reclamation proposes to approve and fund, through an existing 50/50 cost share financial assistance agreement, the California Department of Parks and Recreation's Maintenance Yard Improvements Project. The proposed improvements will involve the following: demolition of seven existing shop buildings, construction of a new American with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant service yard building, construction of a new ADA compliant storage building, construction of new covered boat storage, construction of a multi-purpose water station with an evaporation pond, and modifications to existing utilities. The purpose is to replace aging infrastructure, comply with the ADA, and meet current health and safety standards within the Maintenance Yard. The Draft Environmental Assessment/Finding of No Significant Impact was available for public review from June 28, 2012 through July 27, 2012. FONSI signed and final EA completed on August 3, 2012.
Modification of the Grassland Bypass Project 2009 Use Agreement to Correct the Boundary of the Grasslands Drainage Area The Grassland Bypass Project (GBP) was designed to improve water quality in more than 93 miles of wetlands, water supply channels and the lower San Joaquin River. Since October 1996, the GBP has consolidated regional subsurface drainage flows from the Grassland Drainage Area (GDA) utilizing a portion of the federal San Luis Drain to convey those flows around the wildlife habitat areas to the San Joaquin River. The control and reduction of GDA drainage water has significantly improved water quality in the Grasslands wetlands water supply channels and the lower San Joaquin River. Reclamation will amend Appendix A of the 2009 Use Agreement with revised legal descriptions and maps in order to correct the boundary of the GDA as follows: 1. The annexation of 644 acres of irrigated farm land near Mendota, California, that has contributed drainage water to the GDA (see Figure 2). 2. The detachment of 570 acres of irrigated farm land near Firebaugh, California, that has never contributed drainage water to the GDA (see Figure 3). The amendment will increase the GDA by 74 acres; however, the actual amounts of drainage water collected for the GBP and analyzed in the Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report would be unchanged. The amendment is administrative in nature and would not change any terms or conditions in the 2009 Use Agreement, 2009 Biological Opinion, and 2001 WDR. This amendment will not involve any new construction or land use changes. Categorically Exempted May 2015
Mormon Island Auxiliary Dam Modification, Folsom Dam Safety of Dams EIS/EIR The purpose of the Proposed Action is to reduce the seismic and static risk of failure of Mormon Island Auxiliary Dam. Reclamation will achieve the existing standards for dam safety and reduce the risk of injury to those people living and working downstream of the Folsom Dam complex. MIA valley elderberry longhorn beetle survey completed March 2013. FWS amended biological opinion on April 3, 2013 concerning the beetle survey.
Municipal Well Aquifer Storage and Recovery Retrofit Project for Drought Resiliency The Truckee Meadows Water Authority proposes to retrofit three existing groundwater production wells located in Spanish Springs Valley to be capable of Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR). ASR is an effective method to increase reliability and flexibility of water supply delivery by allowing for conjunctive use of both surface water and groundwater. A groundwater production well with ASR allows for surface water to be injected into the aquifer and saved for use during drought periods. FONSI Signed and posted.
Municipal and Industrial Water Shortage Policy, Central Valley Project Reclamation proposes to implement a Municipal and Industrial (M&I) Water Shortage Policy for the Central Valley Project (CVP). The purposes of the policy are to: (1) define water shortage terms and conditions applicable to all CVP water service contractors, as appropriate; (2) establish CVP water supply levels that, together with the M&I contractors' drought water conservation measures and other non-CVP water supplies, would assist the M&I contractors in their efforts to protect public health and safety during severe or continuing drought; and (3) provide information to CVP contractors for use in water supply planning and development of drought contingency plans. Record of Decision signed November 13, 2015.
Napa Berryessa Resort Improvement District ? Water and Wastewater Treatment Upgrades and Expansion Reclamation proposes to grant the Napa Berryessa Resort Improvement District (District) a land-use agreement for the expansion of wastewater ponds, and the acceptance of proposed improvements to the District?s water and wastewater systems under existing land-use agreements with Reclamation. FONSI signed Feburary 21, 2013
Natomas Central Mutual Water Company's R-Drain Check Structure Automation Project The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) has prepared this Environmental Assessment (EA) to evaluate and disclose any potential impacts associated with Reclamation?s decision to provide grant funding to the Natomas Central Mutual Water Company?s (Company) R-Drain Check Structure Automation Project (Project). The proposed Project is located along the Northern Main Canal in Sutter County, California. Reclamation proposes to provide a Department of the Interior CALFED Bay-Delta Water Use Efficiency grant to the Company to support implementation of the Project. The CALFED Bay-Delta Program is a 30?year Program (2000 ? 2030) among 25 Federal and State agencies with responsibility in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. The Program is based on four major resource management objectives that guide its actions to achieving a Delta that has a healthy ecosystem and can supply Californians with a reliable water supply. Those objectives are levee system integrity, water quality, water supply reliability, and ecosystem restoration. Reclamation plays a key role as the Federal lead agency for implementation of the water supply reliability actions in coordination with our state CALFED partner agencies. EA completed and FONSI signed on February 12, 2016.
Natomas Central Mutual Water Company's Sankey Road Check Structure Automation Project The Bureau of Reclamation proposes to award the Natomas Central Mutual Water Company with a CALFED Bay-Delta Water Use Efficiency Grant in support of improving irrigation service and efficiency of water use by replacing the existing Sankey Road manually-operated check structure on the Northern Main Canal with a new structure equipped with electronically-driven, remotely-operated gates. The project is located approximately 13 miles north of Sacramento in Sutter County, California. EA completed and FONSI signed on August 28, 2015.
Natomas Mutual Water Company & Anadromous Fish Screen Program Pritchard Lake Pumping Plant Fish Screen Project The Proposed Action will screen Natomas Mutual Water Company's (NMWC?s) existing 150 cubic feet per second (cfs) unscreened diversion with a fish screen that meets current National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) fish screen design criteria. The Proposed Action is needed to minimize diversion impacts to out-migrating anadromous fish on the Sacramento River without impairing the ability of NMWC to divert water consistent with their existing water rights. Draft EA available for review on January 31, 2014. Comments are due by February 14, 2014.
New Melones Lake Area Storage Facility Reclamation proposes to construct a new storage facility at the New Melones Lake area to provide secure storage space for various equipment and property. This new building will be built on an existing asphalt parking lot near the maintenance facility, administration building, and visitor's center in Tuolumne County, California. The FONSI was signed on June 21, 2013.
New Melones Lake Concession Development Reclamation proposes to award a new concession agreement for improvement, development, and management of the New Melones Lake Marina at the Glory Hole Management Area. The Proposed Action is being considered due to the location of the existing marina, boats and existing facilities which are susceptible to damage from prevailing storm winds Draft EA was available for review on July 17, 2013. A public Open House session to describe and discuss the alternatives in the Draft EA was held on Tuesday, July 30,2013 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the New Melones Lake Visitor Center. Comments on the draft EA were due by August 16, 2013. The FONSI was signed on August 28, 2013.
Newlands Project Resource Management Plan Reclamation prepared an EIS to evaluate options for management of natural resources on lands within the Newlands Project. The goal of Reclamation's Resource Management Plan (RMP) is to create a balance of resource development, recreation, and protection of natural and cultural resources for the managed lands and waters. The RMP outlines Reclamation management actions that will be implemented over a 10-year planning span. NOI published in Federal Register on August 15, 2007. Public Scoping Meetings September 18, 2007 in Reno and September 19, 2007 in Fallon. Government-to-government consultation meeting in October 2007 with Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe. ****************************** Draft EIS available for review on May 28, 2013. Comments were due by July 29, 2013. Public meetings on the draft EIS held June 18, 2013 in Fallon, NV and June 19 in Reno, NV. *********************************** Final EIS available on November 18, 2014. ****************************** Record of Decision signed on October 27, 2015.
Nimbus Dam Radial Gates Maintenance Project Reclamation proposes maintenance of the radial gates at the Nimbus Dam on the American River in Sacramento County, California due to degradation and corrosion of the coating system and lifting bracket assembly. The proposed maintenance activities would ensure Nimbus Dam maintains the required flood control and flow maintenance capabilities as part of the Central Valley Project. In addition, associated installation of a prefabricated Bulkhead Storage Facility would be constructed to ensure the safety and longevity of the bulkhead equipment used for operation and preservation of the Nimbus Dam. Draft EA available for public review on May 6, 2015. Comments were due on May 20, 2015. FONSI signed on June 15, 2015.
Nimbus Hatchery Fish Passage Project EIS/EIR The purpose of the Project is to create and maintain a reliable system for collecting adult fish to assist Reclamation in meeting mitigation obligations for spawning areas blocked by the construction of Nimbus Dam. Other objectives are to (1) minimize annual operations and maintenance costs, (2) eliminate the need to reduce river flows for weir superstructure repairs, maintenance, and annual installation, which in turn increases operational flexibility, and (3) improve public and worker safety. Draft EIS/EIR public review began September 30, 2010. Public meetings were held on November 4, 2010. Comments were due November 30, 2010. Final EIS/EIR available August 11, 2011. Record of Decision signed April 5, 2013.
Nine-Year Annual Transfer of up to 560 acre feet of Settlement Contract Water to Carvalho Owned Lands Carvalho Ranch currently diverts 600 AF of CVP water pursuant to Settlement Contract Number 11-WC-20-0026 from the Fresno Slough for use on annual and permanent crops farmed on their property near the Mendota Pool. Carvalho has requested approval from Reclamation to transfer a portion of their Contract water from their lower productivity lands to higher productivity lands. Reclamation proposes to approve the annual transfer of up to 560 AF of Carvalho?s Contract water over a nine-year period. The transfer water would be made available by fallowing all or a portion of Carvalho?s low productive lands located near the Mendota Pool. FONSI signed January 22, 2016
North Bay Water Recycling Program (formerly North San Pablo Bay Restoration and Reuse Project) EIR/EIS The Sonoma County Water Agency (SCWA) has worked with Congressman Thompson to introduce H.R. 1326, which provides authority to plan, design, and construct water reuse projects in the North San Pablo Bay watershed. The NBWRA, comprised of multiple wastewater utilities and one water agency in the North San Pablo Bay region of California (i.e., Marin, Sonoma, Napa, and Solano Counties), plans to expand the use of recycled water in order to improve water supply reliability and reduce treated effluent discharge into San Pablo Bay with this long-term, multi-agency program. The Program area encompasses approximately 318 square miles of land in Marin, Sonoma, and Napa Counties. The Preferred Alternative would be implemented in multiple phases. Reclamtion's Record of Decision covers activities collectively referred to in the EIR/EIS as Phase 1. Phase 1 will provide 2,883 AYF of recycled water for irrigation use. Reclamation is the federal lead agency for NEPA because the Proposed Action may be partially federally funded under Title XVI of Public Law 102-575, as amended, which provides a mechanism for federal participation and cost sharing in approved water reuse projects. Other federal funds would also be used. Notice of Intent to prepare an EIR/EIS published on July 28, 2008. Scoping meetings occurred on August 4, 2008 in Napa, August 5, 2008 in Novato and August 6, 2008 in Sonoma, CA. Draft EIR/EIS available for review on May 12, 2009. Comments were due on July 13, 2009. Sonoma County Water Agency's CEQA notice of availability for Final EIR/EIS published November 2009. The Final EIS was available on June 7, 2010. Reclamation signed the Record of Decision on January 28, 2011.
North Bay Water Recycling Program - Sonoma Valley County Sanitation District Recycled Water Project Supplemental EA/Addendum The Sonoma Valley County Sanitation District proposes to slightly revise its portion of Phase 1, the Sonoma Valley Recycled Water Project, to avoid potential cultural resources along the previously approved pipeline route, which includes recycled water transmission and distribution facilities. This is one of the projects in the North Bay Water Recycling Program. Reclamation would provide Federal funds to share in the cost of the project as authorized by the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study and Facilities Act of 1992 (Title XVI of Public Law 102-575). EA completed and FONSI signed on December 20, 2011.
North Bay Water Recycling Program Phase 2 Reclamation proposes to provide funding assistance for North Bay Water Recycling Program ? Phase 2 (NBWRP Phase 2)under Title XVI of Public Law 102-575. The purpose of NBWRP Phase 2 is to provide recycled water for agricultural, urban, and environmental uses and to expand the recycled water system throughout the North San Pablo Bay region to address common needs related to reliable water supplies and enhanced environmental restoration. NBWRP Phase 2 would consist of distribution facilities, treatment capacity improvements, and storage (seasonal and operational) to make between 4,885 and 6,819 acre-feet per year (AFY) of recycled water available for environmental, agricultural, and municipal reuse.
North Fork Trail Project EA Placer County is proposing to construct a multiple-use trail with parking and staging facilities along the southern slope of the North Fork American River canyon in Placer County, approximately 40 miles northeast of Sacramento. The proposed trail would begin near Foresthill Road and the North Fork/Middle Fork American River confluence, and it would end at the Ponderosa Bridge, approximately 14.2 miles upstream. The license for the North Fork Trail has been revoked until a new FONSI is signed. Release of the new EA/FONSI is pending coordination between BLM, USACE and Reclamation regarding land use agreements. Final Environmental Assessment prepared June 17, 2004. NOD filed August 24, 2004 and FONSI signed August 2, 2004. Draft EIR prepared August 2007. Final EIR prepared March 2008. Reclamation will issue a Supplemental EA by July 2013.
North Grasslands Water Conservation/Water Quality Control and Level 2 Refuge Water Exchange Project Reclamation proposes to enter into an agreement with San Luis Water District (SLWD) and Grassland Water District to exchange Refuge L2 water for water made available via the NGWCWQC Project. The Proposed Action would further the goals and objectives of the RWSP by improving refuge water availability South of the Delta. Another benefit of the Proposed Action is that it would enable delivery of water to SLWD for agricultural use.The NGWCWQC Project's Recovered Water (up to 16,500 acre-feet annually) would be utilized by the RWSP for south-of-Delta L4 refuge water purposes for the Grassland Resources Conservation District. The SLWD intends to provide capital funds to construct the NGWCWQC Project in exchange for refuge L2 water. In exchange for the Recaptured Water delivered to the GRCD, Reclamation would deliver to SLWD, within its Contractor?s Service Area, Refuge L2 Water based on the Project Yield developed during the current Water Year until Project construction and O&M Costs paid by SLWD have been repaid. Exchanged L2 Water will be provided to SLWD after Reclamation receives verified meter readings from GWD confirming the previous month or month(s) Project Yield. The Parties signatory to the exchange agreement may mutually agree in writing to adjust the volume of Exchanged L2 Water on a monthly or seasonal basis, provided that the Exchanged L2 Water shall not exceed 50% of the Recaptured Water produced and delivered by the Project over a 24-month period. The 15-year exchange period is anticipated to start Water Year 2019 and proceed through Water Year 2034, but capital repayment is expected to be completed within five years after NGWCWQC Project start-up. EA completed and FONSI signed on April 24, 2017.
North Kern Water Storage District Calloway Canal Lining and Water Delivery Improvements The Bureau of Reclamation has awarded Agricultural Water Conservation and Efficiency (AWCE) grants to the North Kern Water Storage District (District) to assist with funding concrete lining of 1.1 miles of the Callaway Canal and installing water delivery improvement equipment at 112 District-owned groundwater and monitoring wells and water level sensing equipment at 14 remote terminal unit locations within the District. Draft EA available for public review on October 27, 2017. Comments were due close of business November 10, 2017. FONSI signed on December 5, 2017.
North Kern Water Storage District Lerdo/Calloway Canal Intertie Project Under Title IV of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) for drought relief, the Bureau of Reclamation will provide funding to the North Kern Water Storage District (NKWSD) Lerdo/Calloway Canal Intertie Project which includes modifications to the district's 8-1 Lateral (an open-ditch canal) and construction of a new pumping plant. The Proposed Action will provide NKWSD with long-term operational flexibility and the ability to facilitate better management of its water supply. Draft EA/FONSI was available January 2010. FONSI signed and final EA completed on February 18, 2010.
North Valley Regional Recycled Water Program The Del Puerto Water District (DPWD) and the Cities of Turlock and Modesto (Cities) propose to implement a regional solution to address water supply shortages within DPWD?s service area on the west side of the San Joaquin River in San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Merced Counties, south of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta (Delta). The project proposes to deliver up to 59,000 acre feet per year of recycled water produced by the Cities via the Delta-Mendota Canal. Recycled water would be conveyed from Modesto and Turlock through pipelines from their wastewater treatment facilities, crossing the San Joaquin River, and ending at the Delta-Mendota Canal. The recycled water would then be conveyed directly to DPWD customers or to San Luis Reservoir for storage during low water demand periods. In addition to uses within DPWD?s service area, this project also proposes to provide water to Central Valley Project Improvement Act (CVPIA)-designated Refuges located south of the Delta to meet their need for water supply. Additional information and status updates may be available at the posted site URL. The Notice of Intent was published on April 22, 2014. Scoping Meeting held on May 13, 2014 in Modesto, CA. Written comments on the scope of the draft EIR/EIS were due by May 28, 2014. Draft EIR/EIS was available for public review on January 9, 2015. Comments were due by March 10, 2015. Public meeting on the draft EIR EIS held on Wednesday, February 11, in Modesto. Final EIS available on September 15, 2015. Record of Decision signed on May 6, 2016.
North of O?Neill Long-term Exchange Agreements Reclamation proposes to enter into long-term exchange agreements with the Department of Water Resources and the North of O?Neill Contractors in order to facilitate delivery of CVP water to these contractors.Reclamation proposes to enter into long-term exchange agreements with DWR and the North of O?Neill Contractors in order to facilitate delivery of CVP water to these contractors. Draft EA available for review on April 2, 2015. Comments were due by May 1, 2015. FONSI signed and final EA completed on June 16, 2015.
Oak Flat Water District and Del Puerto Water District Long-Term Water Exchange Reclamation proposes to approve long-term exchange agreements (through February 28, 2030) between DWR, Del Puerto, and Oak Flat that would allow the exchange of up to 3,000 AF per year of CVP and SWP supplies between the Districts utilizing the California Aqueduct and the Delta-Mendota Canal. Under the exchange agreements, up to 1,000 AF per year of Del Puerto?s available CVP water supplies would be pumped by DWR through the Banks Pumping Plant and delivered through Oak Flat?s SWP turnouts on the California Aqueduct to lands within Del Puerto and Oak Flat. In exchange, up to 1,000 AF per year of Oak Flat?s available SWP supplies would be pumped by Reclamation at the Jones Pumping Plant and delivered through CVP turnouts on the Delta Mendota Canal to lands within Del Puerto Draft EA is available for public comment. Comments due by April 21.
Oak Shores Trail Construction at Lake Berryessa EA Reclamation, in cooperation with Berryessa Trails and Conservation, will construct a 3.6 mile hiking /biking trail along the shores of Lake Berryessa. The trail will start at the visitor center and end at Coyote Knowlls. The Lake Berryessa Visitor Services Plan Record of Decision directed Reclamation to created a regional trail system of non-motorized recreation, including new trails. FONSI signed on March 29, 2011.
On-Project Plan for the Klamath Reclamation Project The environmental documentation will evaluate the proposed On-Project Plan as a solution for aligning water supply and demand within Reclamation?s Klamath Project. The proposed OPP is a component of the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement. Notice of Intent to prepare the EIS/EIR published on June 10, 2014. Scoping meetings held on June 24 and 25, 2014. Comments on NOI due July 15, 2014.
One-Year Recapture of San Joaquin River Restoration Flows at Patterson Irrigation District and/or Banta-Carbona Irrigation District Reclamation is proposing an action to recapture San Joaquin River Restoration Flows (Restoration Flows) at Patterson Irrigation District (PID) and/or Banta-Carbona Irrigation District (BCID) for the purpose of contributing to meeting the Water Management Goal for Water Contract Year 2016. Under the proposed action, Reclamation would enter into a one-year agreement with PID for recapture of up to 28,979 AF of Restoration Flows and/or a one year agreement with BCID for the recapture of up to 47,090 AF of Restoration Flows, for a maximum of up to 76,069 AF total. The amount of Restoration Flows recaptured will be dependent on hydrologic conditions and the availability of Restoration Flows, as well as recapture and conveyance capacity. This temporary action would begin on February 1, 2016, and would continue for a period of up to one year. FONSI was signed for 2017 actions on March 7, 2017.
Orland Unit Water Users' Association Approval of Amendments to "Bylaws of Orland Unit Water Users' Association" Orland Project, CA The Bylaws of the Orland Unit Water Users' Association are being amended. As title holder to the Orland Project, The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation will approve amendments to Article 1, Section 3.3 of the ?Bylaws of Orland Unit Water Users? Association?, consistent with Article 1, Section 15 of the Bylaws, which states: "No provision of any By-Law embraced in Article 1 of these By-Laws shall be amended or modified except with the approval of the Secretary of the Interior". The Categorical Exclusion Checklist was signed on July 8, 2016.
Orland-Artois Water District Discharge Facility - Tehama-Colusa Canal, Milepost 37.80 - Central Valley Project, California Orland-Artois Water District(District) is requesting permission to install, operate and maintain a new discharge facility along the Tehama-Colusa Canal (TCC) for the purposes of discharging well water into the TCC in conjunction with the District?s Warren Act Contract. A 12-inch PVC or steel pipeline will be installed from a well located on land owned by Silveria Dairy. The pipeline would extend approximately 251 feet onto Reclamation?s right-of way. The Tehama-Colusa Canal Authority and Reclamation reviewed the location on April 2, 2015, and it has been determined the proposed facility will not interfere with the operation and maintenance of the TCC. This action would occur in early spring in preparation for the irrigation season. Categorically excluded, May 2015.
Oro Loma Water District Partial Assignment of 4,000 acre-feet of Central Valley Project Water to Westlands Water District EA Reclamation proposes to issue a partial assignment contract to Westlands Water District (Westlands) for 4,000 AF of Central Valley Project (CVP) water. In turn, Reclamation will amend Oro Loma Water District's (Oro Loma) existing CVP water service contract to reflect Oro Loma's CVP contract quantity to be 600 AF. As a result of the proposed assignment, water that was formerly transferred to Westlands from Oro Loma on an annual basis will be delivered to Westlands through the San Luis Canal as scheduled for delivery by Westlands instead of Oro Loma. The assigned 4,000 AF of SOD CVP contractual supply will be used to meet Westlands' in-district demands and other uses consistent with the existing water service contract and Reclamation approvals. Draft FONSI and EA available for review on December 20, 2011. FONSI signed and final EA completed on February 27, 2012.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company -21 KV Powerline Crossing along the Tehama-Colusa Canal -County Road 33, Glenn County, CA Reclamation will approve PG&E?s installation, operation and maintenance of a 21kv powerline with three conductors across and along the Tehama-Colusa Canal (Canal) right-of-way near Canal milepost 43.17 to provide additional electrical service to the Glenn County (County) Landfill. The power line will extend approximately 210 feet west from an existing power pole, cross over the Canal at milepost 43.17 on the south side of County Road 33 to another existing pole, then turn north where it will be attached to eight existing poles in the County?s easement along the road shoulder, outside of Reclamation?s fence, traversing north approximately 2,240 feet, then continue west towards the Landfill. Categorical Exclusion Checklist signed on July 13, 2016.
Palo Alto Recycled Water Project Reclamation proposes to partially fund the Palo Alto Recycled Water Project. The City of Palo Alto proposes the construction and operation of an expanded recycled water system to deliver recycled water produced by the Regional Water Quality Control Plant (RWQCP) to customers in the City, within South Palo Alto including Alta Mesa Memorial Park, Stanford Research Park and others. The Proposed Action would help the RWQCP and its partners further preserve San Francisco Bay by reducing the wastewater constituent mass loadings to the Bay and provide long-term environmental and economic benefits to the community. The City prepared a draft EIR in April 2015 and final EIR in July 2015. FONSI signed February 22, 2016.
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Patterson Irrigation District 10-Year Transfer and or Warren Act Contract for up to 36,000 acre-feet of Available Surface Water Supply to Santa Clara Valley Water District Reclamation proposes to approve Patterson Irrigation District's (PID) delivery of up to 36,000 acre-feet of PID?s Transfer Water to Santa Clara Valley Water District (SCVWD) over a 10-year period (March 1, 2014 through February 29, 2024). If needed, Reclamation would issue Warren Act contract(s) for conveyance and storage of any non-Central Valley Project water to SCVWD within the 10-year period. FONSI signed and final EA completed on September 23, 2014.
Patterson Irrigation District One-Time Delivery of Replacement Water to Del Puerto Water District Environmental Assessment Reclamation will approve a request from Patterson Irrigation District (PID), on behalf of Del Puerto Water District (DPWD), for a one-time delivery of 2,200 AF of PID's Replacement Water to DPWD in order to supplement their limited CVP supply and to help alleviate some of the effects of a critically dry year. Reclamation declared a shortage in the amount of water available to South-of-Delta (SOD) contractors for the 2009 Contract Year. DPWD is in need of additional water supplies in order to sustain agricultural crops. As recently as July 2007, PID detached 692 acres to the City of Patterson for urban development. This change in land use, among other things, has resulted in a reduction in PID's consumptive use, and subsequently created an excess water supply in past years which PID will sell via transfer for a profit to DPWD. FONSI signed and final EA available August 7, 2009.
Patterson Irrigation District Two-Drains Project Reclamation proposes to provide a $1,500,000 grant to Patterson Irrigation District to help fund construction of three pump stations and four pipelines to reduce the discharge of agricultural drainage flows. About 20,000 linear feet of pipeline would be constructed to capture drain water from the Marshall Road Drain and Spanish Land Grant Drain and recirculate approximately 5,000 acre feet per year of drainage water into the Patterson Irrigation District irrigation system as a supplemental water supply. Draft EA/IS available for review on June 17, 2014. Comments were due by July 18, 2014. FONSI signed and final EA completed on September 3, 2014.
Patua Geothermal Project Phase II EA Gradient Resources Inc., (GRI) has obtained the rights to federal geothermal leases which comprise portions of the Patua Geothermal Project Phase II (project), located in Churchill and Lyon Counties, Nevada. GRI is proposing to design, construct, and operate geothermal well pads and wells, geothermal fluid pipelines, and their associated access roads. Reclamation?s action would be to approve the geotechnical investigations of the three under-crossings of the Truckee Canal. Pending the results of the investigations, Reclamation would review and approve the design of the crossings and consequently allow construction of the crossings of the Truckee Canal, laterals, and Hazen Drain. FONSI signed on June 7, 2012. The EA is available at BLM's website at:https://www.blm.gov/epl-front-office/eplanning/projectSummary.do?methodName=renderDefaultProjectSummary&projectId=17952
Pelger Mutual Water Company Groundwater Production Element Project and Sutter Mutual Water Company groundwater Monitoring Project Integrated Regional Water Management Program EA Reclamation proposes to provide a grant to the Pelger Mutural Water Company PMWC) and the Sutter Mutual Water Compancy (PMWC). The PMWC Groundwater Production Element and SMWC Groundwater Monitoring Project would include installing one groundwater well to supplement existing company surface water and groundwater supplies (PMWC), and one groundwater monitoring well (SMWC). The proposed project is supported by both state and federal grant funding. Federal funding is also being provided to support PMWC's and SMWC's implementation of the Sacramento Valley Integrated Regional Water Management Program (IRWMP). Reclamation has prepared a Supplemental Environmental Assessment to analyze potential impacts to the affected environment as a result of changes to the project location and timing from what was previously described in the 2011 EA/IS. The Supplemental Environmental Assessment will be available for public review from July 16 to July 30, 2013.
Pixley Irrigation District Gravity Conveyance and Conservation Project Reclamation proposes to award Pixley Irrigation District (PID) with a WaterSMART grant to help fund their Gravity Conveyance and Conservation Project (Project). The Project is a cooperative effort between PID and Lower Tule River Irrigation District (LTRID) that would allow for delivery of available surplus surface water supplies to agricultural lands within PID that is currently dependent on groundwater. In addition, the Project would assist PID with reducing seepage losses in their distribution system. The Project generally consists of upgrades to LTRID?s existing Casa Blanca Canal, excavation of a new open-channel canal, and excavation for a new buried pipeline in Tulare County, California. The FONSI was signed on 9/26/13.
Porterville Irrigation District In-Lieu Ground Water Recharge Project Reclamation proposes to provide partial funding for Porterville Irrigation District (PID) to construct new water conveyance facilities to supply surface water to 2,120 acres that currently utilize groundwater for irrigation purposes. The proposed action would connect pipelines to the Wood Central Ditch and the Friant-Kern Canal. This would enable PID to deliver more of their surface water allocation within the district, and landowners in the project area would be able to use surface water in lieu of groundwater, allowing for passive groundwater recharge. FONSI and EA-IS posted 09/19/16. The EA/IS was available for review on June 15, 2016.
Poso Creek Integrated Regional Water Management Plan and 25-Year Groundwater Banking, Transfer, and Exchange Program Reclamation proposes to approve a 25-year groundwater banking, transfer, and exchange program as part of the Poso Creek Integrated Regional Water Management Plan which would allow the Poso Creek Regional Water Management Group (RWMG) to take advantage of water management opportunities during wet periods and the availability of surplus (at the time) surface water supplies. All CVP water that is banked,exchanged, or transferred would be kept within the Region and within the CVP authorized place-of-use.As a result, the RWMG members would be able to more effectively manage the Regions collective water supply and would have the enhanced ability to store surplus surface water supplies (at that time) within the Region which has capacity to absorb the supplies (with a coincident demand) at the time the supply is available. March 1, 2017; Proposed project amendment to include San Joaquin Municipal Utility District and 100,000 acre-feet per year to the program. Draft EA and FONSI were available for review on February 23, 2012. The FONSI was signed on May 9, 2012.
Protection of Alkali Scrub Habitat on the Sand Ridge at the Atwell Island Project, Kings and Tulare Counties, California Through an interagency agreement, Reclamation would provide $835,400 to Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for land acquisitions through the Central Valley Project Improvement Act Habitat Restoration Program, and the Central Valley Project Conservation Program. Using grant funds, BLM would purchase 19 parcels of land containing 250.8 acres to expand the Atwell Island Project which BLM manages for the protection of special status species and wildlife travel corridors. The parcels proposed to be acquired are located in the southern San Joaquin Valley in unincorporated portions of Tulare and Kings Counties in the Tulare Basin. FONSI signed December 11, 2015
Pure Water Monterey Groundwater Replenishment Project - Monterey Regional Water Pollution Control Agency Reclamation plans to fund a portion of the Groundwater Replenishment Project's cost under the Title XVI program as authorized by the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act. The primary need for the Groundwater Replenishment Project is to replenish the Seaside Basin with 3,500 AFY of purified recycled water to replace a portion of California American Water Company's water supply as required by state orders, including State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) Order WR 2009-0060, as amended by Order WR 2016-0016. The project would also provide additional recycled water for crop irrigation in the Castroville Seawater Intrusion Project area reducing reliance on Salinas Valley groundwater. FONSI signed and Final EA posted.
Pyramid Lake Watercraft Inspection Station The Proposed Action is to allow the Pyramid Lake Reservation for the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe's Pyramid Lake Fisheries Department to use National Fish and Wildlife Foundation sub-grant funding to construct a permanent watercraft inspection and decontamination station for aquatic invasive species on the Reservation. Environmental assessment available for public review on May 10, 2016. Comments were due on June 8, 2016. FONSI signed on June 10, 2016.
Quartz Valley Indian Reservation Wells Project The Bureau of Reclamation is providing funding to the Quartz Valley Indian Reservation (QVIR) for the installation of three groundwater monitoring wells to increase the spatial resolution on the Quartz Valley floor and increase understanding of the three sub-basins of Quartz Valley. The Proposed Project also includes drilling two drinking water wells to meet the needs of tribal drinking water, especially during drought years. During the summer of 2014 and 2015, some drinking water wells were completely dry leaving tribal members without residential water. The QVIR is located in Siskiyou County approximately six miles west of Fort Jones, California. Finding of No Significant Impact signed on March 29, 2017
RD 2035 Joint Intake and Fish Screen Project EA/IS Reclamation proposes to provide cost-share funding to RD 2035 through its Anadromous Fish Screen Program for replacing their existing unscreened intake structure on the Sacramento River with a new screened intake structure facility that meets the California Department of Fish and Game (CDFG) and National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries) anadromous fish screen criteria. Reclamation?s involvement is limited to contributing up to 50% of the cost of the fish screen based on the total cost of screening associated with the historical peak diversions at the existing RD 2035 intake. This funding will be provided by Reclamation under Section 3406(b)(21) of the Central Valley Project Improvement Act which authorizes the Department of the Interior to develop and implement measures to avoid losses of juvenile anadromous fish resulting from unscreened diversions on the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers and their tributaries. EA/IS Addendum #1 completed July 2014.
Rangewide and Landscape Genomics Research on the Central DPS of California Tiger Salamander The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) proposed to grant $350,865.32 to the University of California, Los Angeles to conduct research on landscape resistance and the movement of native and non-native genes, across the range of the Central Distinct Population Segment of the California tiger salamander. The work will focus on four genetically distinct geographic management units: Santa Barbara County, Sonoma County, the western Central Valley (SF Bay Area and the Central Coast Range), and the eastern Central Valley (Central Valley and Southern San Joaquin County). The project would last 2 years and six months. The proposed action supports goals of the Central Valley Project Conservation Program and those included in the 2017 Recovery Plan for the Central California Distinct Population Segment of the California Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma californiense) published by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Finding of No Significant Impact signed on September 29, 2017
Reach 4B, Eastside Bypass and Mariposa Bypass Low Flow Channel and Structural Improvements Project The Bureau of Reclamation and the California Department of Water Resources are proposing to prepare a joint EIS/EIR to evaluate effects of the proposed Reach 4B, Eastside Bypass and Mariposa Bypass Low Flow Channel and Structural Improvements Project. The Proposed Action includes the construction, operation, and maintenance of a low flow channel in Reach 4B of the San Joaquin River and in the Eastside and Mariposa bypasses and improvements to facilities in the Eastside and Mariposa bypasses to allow for fish passage. The purpose of the Proposed Action is to comply with the San Joaquin River Settlement by improving conveyance capacity in Reach 4B of the San Joaquin River to ensure conveyance of at least 475 cubic feet per second (cfs), modifying the Eastside and Mariposa bypass channels to establish a low flow channel, and modifying structures in the Eastside and Mariposa bypasses to provide for fish passage. NOI published September 9, 2009.
Recirculated Restoration Flows to Red Top The Bureau of Reclamation is proposing a new turnout and pipeline to facilitate a 10-year transfer and exchange of recaptured San Joaquin River Restoration Flows to Red Top. The purpose of the proposed action is to reduce reliance on deep aquifer groundwater pumping in the Red Top area 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. FONSI, Final EA/IS, and Response to Comments - Water Year 2016-2026 Transfer and Exchange from Madera Irrigation District to Chowchilla Water District to the Red Top Area
Recirculation of Recaptured Water Year 2010 San Joaquin River Restoration Program Interim Flows EA Reclamation is entering into various 12 consecutive month transfer and exchange agreements to recirculate recaptured water to the Friant Division. Recaptured water available for transfer to the Friant Division as a result of releases of flows from Friant Dam from the implementation of the San Joaquin River Restoration Program Interim Flows for Water Year 2010, specified as October 1, 2009 through September 30, 2010, is estimated to be up to 60,000 AF of the CVP Friant Division Class 2 water supply. The transfers and exchanges will be completed through several mechanisms utilizing potential Federal, State, and Local Facilities. The recaptured water will be recirculated back to 16 of the Class 2 Friant Division contractors as Class 2 supplies. Draft EA/FONSI available June 28, 2010. Comments are due by July 16, 2010. FONSI signed and final EA completed on July 22, 2010. Updated FONSI signed and Addendum to the final EA completed on February 4, 2011.
Recirculation of Recaptured Water Year 2012 San Joaquin River Restoration Program Interim Flows Environmental Assessment Reclamation estimates the recirculation of approximately 20,000 to 80,000 acre-feet (AF), based on 90 and 50 percent exceedance levels, of recaptured water from south-of-Delta facilities as a result of San Joaquin River Restoration Program Water Year 2012 Interim Flows. The recaptured water will be recirculated back to the listed Friant Division long-term contractors whose supplies are impacted by Water Year 2012 Interim Flow releases. Draft EA and Draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) available for review on February 7, 2012 with comments due by February 24, 2012. FONSI signed and final EA completed on April 3, 2012.
Recirculation of Recaptured Water Year 2013-2017 San Joaquin River Restoration Program Flows Reclamation proposes to implement the provisions of the Settlement pertaining to the Water Management Goal for Water Years (WY) 2013-2017 Interim Flows and Restoration Flows (SJRRP Flows) March 1, 2013, through February 28, 2018. The need for the action is to reduce or avoid water supply impacts to Friant Contractors by providing mechanisms to ensure that recirculation, recapture, reuse, exchange, or transfer of SJRRP Flows occurs. FONSI signed and Final EA completed on April 1, 2013. PVWD FONSI signed May 9, 2017. For PVWD FONSI contact Erika Kegel. For all other project-related documents contact Rebecca Victorine.
Reclamation Approvals Associated with Harris Farms and Shows Family Farms Multiyear Banking and Transfer Program Reclamation proposes to approve a series of transfers of up to 15,000 AF per year of available CVP water supplies over a 9-year period from CVP contractors to Harris Farms, Inc. and Shows Family Farms, LP either for direct agricultural use on their lands located within Westlands, San Luis, and Semitropic or for banking in Semitropic and/or the Kern Water Bank for later use on their lands within those same districts. Draft EA available for public review on February 15, 2018. Comments are due February 23, 2018
Reclamation Approvals Associated with the Poso Creek Water Company's Multiyear Banking and Transfer Program Under the Proposed Action, Reclamation would approve a series of transfers of up to 50,000 AF per year of available CVP water supplies over a 9-year period. Transfers of CVP water would be from CVP contractors to Poso Creek members either for direct agricultural use on member lands located within Westlands, San Luis, Wheeler Ridge, and Semitropic or for banking in Semitropic and/or the Kern Water Bank for later use on member lands within those same districts. FONSI and Final EA posted.
Reclamation Approvals Associated with the Tesoro Viejo Master Planned Community Reclamation proposes to issue land use authorization(s) to the County of Madera for the proposed construction, operation, and maintenance of four free-span bridge crossings over the Madera Canal, the piping of Lateral 6.2, and various road crossings through Reclamation right-of-way. Reclamation also proposes to add Lateral 6.2 as an additional point of delivery to Madera Irrigation District?s Warren Act Contract for the delivery of up to 3,000 AFY of Madera Irrigation District?s Soquel water to Tesoro Viejo for M&I purposes. Signed FONSI posted along with appendices and attachments.
Reclamation Approvals associated with the Arvin-Edison Water Storage District and Westside Mutual Water Company 10-year Exchange Program Under the Proposed Action, Reclamation would approve a series of annual transfers over a 10 year period of available water supplies between Arvin, Westside, Westlands, and the Exchange Districts associated with the contractors' exchange program. Under the exchange program, up to 50,000 AF per year of Arvin's Available CVP water supplies would be transferred to Westside member lands in the following Exchange Districts; Westlands, Cawelo, Kernt-Tulare, North Kern, Wheeler Ridge, Dudley Ridge, Rosedale-Rio Bravo, Semitropic, Kern Water Bank, Belridge, Berrenda Messa, and Lost Hills. In exchange for Arvin's CVP water supplies, Westside and the Exchange Districts would deliver up to 50,000 AF of their available water supplies to Arvin on a variable, as-needed basis. EA completed and FONSI signed on August 15, 2017. Draft EA and FONSI was available for public view June 22, 2017 to July 28, 2017.
Reclamation District 108 South Steiner Pumps and Pipeline Project EA Reclamation would help fund Reclamation District 108's (District) proposal to abandon in place the South Steiner Pumping Plant (SSPP) on the Sacramento River after constructing a 2,830 foot pipeline and related facilities to redirect irrigation water pumped from the Wilkins Slough Pumping Plant and Fish Screen Facility (also on the Sacramento River) to fields previously served by the SSPP. The proposed action includes two primary components: 1) installation of pump sumps; and 2) construction of a dual 21-inch, 2,830 foot-long PVC pipeline. Draft FONSI and EA available for review September 30, 2011. Comments due by October 28, 2011. Final FONSI signed October 31, 2011.
Reclamation District 773 Fabian Tract Spoils Pile Reuse License Reclamation proposes to issue a license to allow RD 773 to use dredged material to reinforce the levee on the Fabian Bell Canal. The action will allow RD 773 to remove dredged material from Reclamation property over a 10-year period that would not exceed 15,000 cubic yards of material annually to a maximum of 30,000 cubic yards over the period the license is in effect. The draft EA and FONSI was available for public review starting on October 19, 2012 for a 30-day comment period. FONSI signed and Final EA completed on January 17, 2013.
Recreational Improvements at East Park Reservoir - Orland Project Reclamation would allow development of an 18-hole disc golf course and a non-motorized aircraft landing zone at East Park Reservoir. Development of these areas would occur during the late summer or early fall of 2015.The 18-hole DGC would be established on a 50-acre parcel along the eastern side of EPR. The layout would include positioning of tees, baskets (pins), and main trails (or fairways) to minimize interaction with other course participants, vehicle traffic, and unique natural resources of the area. The landing zone for non-motorized aircraft would be established on a 46-acre parcel on the western side of EPR. Development of this site would primarily entail establishment of a rock-based parking lot (approx. dimensions 95 feet by 140 feet or 0.3 acres) in the northwest corner of the parcel adjacent to East Park Road. Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact released.
Redwood City Recycled Water Project Phase II The City of Redwood City proposes to construct three segments of Phase II of the City?s Recycled Water Project. The Project will extend the existing recycled water distribution system from the Bayfront area of Redwood City into Central Redwood City and entails construction of approximately 2.5 miles of new recycled water pipelines that will connect to the existing recycled water pipeline. The proposed action will serve landscape irrigation demands at parks, streetscapes and medians, and for various indoor uses in both new buildings and existing buildings located in Central Redwood City, San Mateo County, California. Reclamation may provide funding to Redwood City, through a competitive process, to help finance the project. The project falls under Reclamation?s Water Reclamation and Reuse Program, as authorized by the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study and Facilities Act of 1992, or Title XVI of Public Law 102-575, as amended (Title XVI). Title XVI provides a mechanism for Federal participation and cost-sharing in approved water reuse projects. EA available for review on October 31, 2017. Comments were due close of business on November 14, 2017. FONSI signed on December 12, 2017.
Refuge Acquisition Agreement for Tertiary Treated Water Project for East Bear Creek Unit of the San Luis National Wildlife Refuge Complex The Bureau of Reclamation has released for public review the Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) analyzing the impacts of purchasing water for the East Bear Creek Unit of the San Luis National Wildlife Refuge Complex (EBC Refuge). The Proposed Action would allow for the purchase of up to 6,000 acre-feet of tertiary treated water for the EBC Refuge. Reclamation proposes entering into a one year agreement with Santa Rita Water, LCC for the purchase of tertiary treated recycled water. This water acquisition is authorized under the Central Valley Project Improvement Act (CVPIA), specifically Sections 3406(d)(2) and 3406(b)(3). Finding of No Significant Impact and Final Environmental Assessment available.
Refuge Level 2 Exchange Agreement for Tertiary Treated Water Project Reclamation proposes to enter into an agreement with Panoche and San Luis Water Districts (Districts) to exchange L2 water for tertiary treated water acquired by the Districts from the Gallo Farmland Company. The Districts would provide East Bear Creek Refuge up to 6,000 acre-feet per year (AFY) of treated water from Gallo farmlands to East Bear Creek Refuge. Treated water would leave the Gallo Point of Discharge and join instream flows, entering at Bear Creek until reaching the East Bear Creek Refuge pump station approximately 5 miles west. The acquired water for East Bear Creek Refuge would be pumped onto refuge land and used for the benefit of wildlife on lands within the refuge boundary. The Districts will provide Reclamation up to 6,000 AFY of tertiary treated water to be delivered to East Bear Creek Refuge and Reclamation will deliver to the Districts one acre-foot of Refuge L2 Water for every two acre-feet of treated water delivered to Bear Creek. Finding of No Significant Impact signed on September 27, 2016
Refuge Level 2 Water Exchange between Reclamation and San Luis and Del Puerto Water Districts The Districts propose to fund the costs associated with the delivery of groundwater supplies from two private wells located in Grassland Water District GWD (up to 2,000 acre-feet [AF]) in exchange for refuge Level 2 water supply (1,000 AF). The developed groundwater would discharge directly into the GWD Santa Fe Canal conveyance system and be delivered to the private lands of the Grassland Resource Conservation District (GRCD) to meet a component of its Level 2 water supply demands. Once GWD begins receiving scheduled deliveries of its Level 2 water supply in the fall 2014, it is proposed that the Districts fund the cost to deliver up to 2,000 AF of groundwater in exchange for up to 1,000 AF of Level 2 water during the GRCD Level 2 delivery period this water year (2014/15). For every 2 AF of groundwater delivered to GWD the Districts will receive 1 AF of Refuge Level 2 water. The Level 2 exchange water will be made available to the Districts in the O?Neill Forebay of the Central Valley Project (CVP) facilities each month following the delivery of groundwater to GWD. This 2:1 exchange will result in a net refuge water supply benefit of up to 1,000 AF of Incremental Level 4 water at no cost to Reclamation and up to 1,000 AF of new water supply for the Districts. FONSI signed October 30, 2014
Refuge Level 2 Water Exchange between the United States and Panoche Water District Resulting in Additional Incremental Level 4 Refuge Water Panoche Water District is proposing to fund the costs of pumping and delivery of groundwater supplies of up to 4,000 acre-feet from four existing wells in exchange for up to 2,000 acre-feet of Refuge Level 2 water. The groundwater would be delivered to private lands within the Grassland Resources Conservation District in Merced County for refuge water supply needs in the fall of 2015 through February 28, 2016. In exchange, Panoche Water District would receive Level 2 water delivered by Reclamation to help meet current