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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.
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 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
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
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 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
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
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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 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 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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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-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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Renewal of Authorization for Department of Water Resources to Store Dredged Material on Reclamation Property The renewed 5-year license would authorize the California Department of Water Resources to continue storing dredged material on Reclamation property at the intersection of Old River, the Delta-Mendota Canal and Grant Line Canal near the Clifton Court Forebay in San Joaquin County. Draft FONSI and EA available for review on May 6, 2013. Comments due June 5, 2013. FONSI signed and final EA completed on June 23, 2014.
Root Creek Water District Transfer, Exchange, and Temporary Water Service Contract EA Reclamation's action consists of approving the construction of two new turnouts on Madera Irrigation District's (MID) Lateral 6-2, of which Reclamation still retains title. In addition, Reclamation proposes to approve a long-term annual transfer up to year 2035 from MID to Root Creek Water District (RCWD); a long-term annual exchange up to year 2035 between Shafter-Wasco Irrigation District; and enter into a temporary Section 215 water service contract with RCWD for Contract Year 2011 (ending February 29, 2012). Draft FONSI and EA scheduled to be available July 6, 2011. Comments due August 4, 2011. FONSI signed and final EA completed on December 30, 2011.
Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District Treatment Integrated Pest Management Plan. EA The proposed action would approve a 10-year license for the Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District (District) to access Reclamation property and allow the District to implement the Integrated Pest Management Plan, and the Mosquito Reducing Best Management Practices at Delta Meadows. Delta Meadows is near the town of Locke and Walnut Grove in southern Sacramento County. The District?s Integrated Pest Management Plan would potentially involve mosquito monitoring, biological control such as mosquito fish, larvacide applications for the control of immature mosquitoes and adulticide applications for the control of mature mosquitoes. Draft FONSI and EA was available for public review in August 2012. Waiting for completion of consultation on endangered species.
San Andreas and Staten Island Salinity Stations Refurbishments FONSI-12-027 Reclamation proposes to replace the San Andreas and Staten Island Salinity Stations with better quality materials to withstand deterioration. A private construction team hired by Reclamation would be brought in to demolish the current stations and rebuild new stations within the same location. A Finding of No Significant Impact has been made and the Final Environmental Assessment is available.
San Felipe Pipeline Road/Levee and Culvert Repair between the Santa Clara Conduit CFI/CFO EA-15-007 Santa Clara, on Reclamation?s behalf, proposes to replace four culverts and to repair eroded portions of the Calaveras Fault Inlet-Calaveras Fault Outlet levee/access road. Santa Clara needs to repair the levee/access road to re-establish access in order to maintain and inspect the Santa Clara Conduit, a component of the San Felipe Division of the Central Valley Project. Draft Environmental Assessment and Draft Finding of No Significant Impact available for public review. Comments were due July 21, 2016. FONSI signed on July 22, 2016.
San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority 2015 Delta-Mendota Canal Reverse Flow Project Reclamation proposes to approve the installation of a 75 cfs temporary pumping plant at MP 54.41 on the Delta-Mendota Canal (Check Structure No. 10) in order to reverse flow CVP and non-CVP water previously stored in San Luis Reservoir to Byron-Bethany Irrigation District, Banta-Carbona Irrigation District, City of Tracy, Del Puerto Water District, Patterson Irrigation District, West Stanislaus Irrigation District, San Luis Water District, and Central California Irrigation District. EA completed and FONSI signed on May 28, 2015. Draft EA was available for review May 18 - May 22, 2015.
San Luis Drainage Feature ReEvaluation Data Gathering Within The purpose of the Proposed Action is to gather subsurface data for facility footprints, pipeline alignments, and reuse areas within Drainage Service Areas G and H. Reclamation previously conducted subsurface hydraulic conductivity and geotechnical data collection for Drainage Service Areas G and H originally identified in the SLDFR FEIS. As these locations have been re-configured in the Westlands Central Area, additional information is needed in order to complete designs for drainage treatment installation within these areas.
San Luis Drainage Feature Reevaluation Implementation Demonstration Treatment Facility at Panoche Drainage District EA Reclamation proposes to construct, operate, and maintain for 18 months a demonstration facility for drainage treatment within the geographical boundaries of the existing Panoche Drainage District's San Joaquin River Water Quality Implementation Program reuse area. The primary purpose of the facility is to demonstrate and operate the reverse osmosis and selenium biotreatment technologies described in the Feasibility Report in order to collect cost and performance data required for final design of the corresponding full-scale drainage service treatment components to be constructed in Westlands Water District. Draft FONSI and EA available for review on September 19, 2011. Comments were due on October 17, 2011. Working on comments to Draft and Monitoring Plan before Final EA/FONSI can be completed. FONSI signed and final EA completed on June 7, 2012.
San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area Resource Management Plan/General Plan and Programmatic EIS/EIR The San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area (SRA) consists of more than 27,000 acres of land owned by Reclamation and includes the water surfaces of San Luis Reservoir, O?Neill Forebay, Los Banos Creek Reservoir and adjacent recreation lands in Merced County, California. The Resource Management Plan/General Plan is intended to guide recreation and resource management at the SRA in a way that maintains and enhances public and resource benefits and is consistent with Reclamation?s core mission of delivering water and generating power. Reclamation signed the Record of Decision on April 4, 2014.
San Luis Solar Project Reclamation proposes to grant a 30-year Land Use Authorization to San Luis Renewables and/or their Assignee(s) to access, install, operate, maintain and remove on Federal lands a 26-megawatt alternating current solar photovoltaic energy generating project known as the San Luis Solar Project (Project). The Project would be constructed on three sites along O?Neill Forebay in and adjacent to the San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area to the northwest of the State Route (SR) 152/SR 33 interchange in Gustine, Merced County, California Draft EA available for review on December 14, 2015. The original comment period closed on Friday, Jan. 15. The comment period has been extended to Friday, January 22, 2016.
San Luis Unit Long Term Contract Renewal EIS EIS evaluating the effects of the renewal of 9 San Luis Unit Contractors long-term CVP water contracts. Original Draft EIS released for public review on 12/10/04. New draft EIS released for public review on 9/30/05. Draft supplemental information available on February 17, 2006. Comment period extended to April 10, 2006. Currently on hold. PROBLEMS VIEWING OR DOWNLOADING FILES? PLEASE CONTACT LYNNETTE WIRTH AT (916) 978-5102 or lwirth@mp.usbr.gov
San Luis Unit Water Service Interim Renewal Contracts 2008 - 2011 The purpose of the proposed action is to execute seven San Luis Unit interim renewal contracts for up to two years and two months (26 months) each, beginning in January 1, 2008 for WWD and January 1, 2009 for the other six interim renewal contractors as required by, and to further implement CVPIA Section 3404(c). Execution of these seven interim renewal contracts will provide the contractual relationship for the continued delivery of CVP water to these contractors pending execution of their long-term renewal contracts. Draft EA and seven FONSIs available for review on August 20, 2007. Comments due on September 18, 2007. Five of the FONSIs were signed and Final EA completed on December 18, 2007. Waiting to complete Endangered Species Act consultation before signing the PWD and SLWD FONSIs. PROBLEMS VIEWING OR DOWNLOADING FILES? PLEASE CONTACT LYNNETTE WIRTH AT (916) 978-5102 or lwirth@mp.usbr.gov
San Luis Unit Water Service Interim Renewal Contracts 2010-2013 Reclamation proposes the renewal of 11 interim renewal contracts beginning March 1, 2010 for Westlands Water District and the City of Tracy and March 1, 2011 for the California Department of Fish and Game, and the cities of Huron, Coalinga and Avenal. 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. Each of the 11 renewal contracts will be renewed for up to two years. Draft EA and draft FONSI available for review on January 8, 2010. Comments are due January 29, 2010. FONSI signed and Final EA completed on February 27, 2010.
San Luis Water District Five-Year Warren Act Contract and License Renewal Reclamation proposes to issue a five-year Warren Act contract that would allow San Luis Water District to convey non-Central Valley Project water (pumped groundwater) in the San Luis Canal from July 2012 through February 28, 2017. Additionally, Reclamation proposes to issue a 25-year license to use, operate, and maintain an existing pipeline over the SLC right of way at milepost 79.67R. The Draft Environmental Assessment and Draft Finding of No Significant Impact are available for public review from June 27, 2012 through July 11, 2012. FONSI signed and final EA completed on August 1, 2012.
San Luis Water District's and Panoche Water District's Water Service Interim Renewal Contracts 2011-2013 EA The Proposed Action is the continued delivery of Central Valley Project (CVP) water under the interim renewal of San Luis Water District's (SLWD) and Panoche Water District's (PWD) existing contracts. Because SLWD's and PWD's existing interim contracts will expire February 28, 2011, and Reclamation has not yet completed appropriate environmental review of a 25 year water service contract, Reclamation will execute interim water service contracts for SLWP and PWD for two years with contract provisions the same as in the existing interim contracts. Draft EA/FONSI available for review on November 15, 2010. Comments due by December 14, 2010. FONSI signed and final EA completed on February 28, 2011.
Santa Clara Conduit Maintenance and Repairs Project Reclamation proposes to approve the shutdown, inspection, repair, and refilling of the Santa Clara Conduit as planned by the Santa Clara Valley Water District. The Santa Clara Valley Water District performs the operation and maintenance on the Santa Clara Conduit under an agreement with Reclamation. Draft EA available for review on January 11, 2011. Comments due January 25, 2011. FONSI signed and final EA completed on February 8, 2011.
Santa Clara Valley Water District California Aqueduct Reverse Flow Project The State of California is currently experiencing unprecedented water management challenges due to severe drought and regulatory actions. Both the State and Federal water projects are forecasting very low storage conditions in all major reservoirs. As a result, CVP and SWP contractors need to find alternative sources of water to meet existing demands. In order to address impacts of the severe drought, Reclamation proposed to approve the placement of temporary pumping facilities to reverse the flow of previously banked CVP water northerly in the Aqueduct for exchange with Reclamation in the event normal operations are not possible. FONSI signed and EA completed on December 12, 2014.
Santa Clara Valley Water District's 2017 Pacheco Conduit Maintenance Project Reclamation would authorize the Santa Clara Valley Water District's maintenance project which includes access for inspection, maintenance, or rehabilitation the Pacheco Conduit, Santa Clara Conduit, and Santa Clara Tunnel. District engineering and maintenance staff would access the entirety of San Felipe Division Reach 1 facilities, the first two miles of the San Felipe Division Reach 2 facilities, and all appurtenances on the Pacheco Conduit, the section of the Santa Clara Conduit between the Bifurcation Structure and the Santa Clara Tunnel, and the Santa Clara Tunnel. Draft Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact was available for public review on April 7, 2017. Comments were due on April 21, 2017. FONSI was signed on May 12, 2017.
Semitropic Water Storage District Pond-Poso Spreading and Recovery Facility EA Reclamation will issue a grant to help fund the construction of Semitropic Water Storage District's proposed Pond-Poso Spreading and Recovery Facility, which will provide facilities for recharge and recovery of water. Draft EA/FONSI available for review on January 22, 2010. Comments due February 19, 2010. Final EA/FONSI available March 2010.
Shafter-Wasco Irrigation District 5-Year Warren Act Agreement for Kern River Water Reclamation proposes to issue a 5-year Warren Act agreement to Shafter-Wasco for the introduction and conveyance of up to 5,000 AFY of the non-Project water purchased from Buena Vista. The North Kern Water Storage District's (North Kern) conveyance system will transport the non-CVP water from the Kern River to the Beardsley-Lerdo Canal to Laterals 8-17 and 8-25 for introduction into the Friant-Kern Canal. Draft FONSI and EA released for public review August 8 to 26, 2017. FONSI signed December 19, 2017.
South Central California Area Office CECs 2018 Categorical Exclusion Checklists for 2018 Signed CECs
South Coast Conduit Upper Reach Reliability Project EIS/EIR Reclamation and the Cachuma Operations and Maintenance Board propose to construct a redundant pipeline near the existing water supply pipeline between the South Portal of the Tecolote Tunnel and the Corona Del Mar Water Treatment Plant near the city of Goleta. The purpose of the project is to increase operational flexibility, reliability, and conveyance capacity along this stretch of pipeline. The total amount of water delivered per year would not increase. Draft EIR/EIS available for review on August 20, 2008. Comments were due by October 3, 2008. Final EIR/EIS available December 10, 2010. Record of Decision signed May 11, 2011.
South-of-Delta Accelerated Water Transfer and Exchange Program 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 CVPIA for Contract Years 2016 through 2020 (March 1, 2016 to February 28, 2021). These transfers and/or exchanges have occurred previously among south-of-Delta CVP contractors, including Cross Valley Contractors and refuges, and would utilize existing south-of-Delta CVP facilities. The cumulative amount of water transferred or exchanged annually would be limited to 150,000 acre-feet (AF). FONSI signed Feb 5, 2016
Southern San Joaquin Municipal Utility District Partial Assignment of 5,000 acre feet of Central Valley Project Water to Kern-Tulare Water District EA Reclamation proposes to approve the partial assignment of 5,000 AF of Southern San Joaquin Municipal Utility District's Class 2 allocation from Millerton Lake to Kern-Tulare Water District. Delivery of this water will be done through existing turnouts on the Friant-Kern Canal (FKC)between mileposts 111.56 and 151.81. The assigned 5,000 AF of Class 2 contractual supply will be used to meet KTWD's in-district demands and other uses consistent with the existing Repayment Contract and Reclamation approvals. Draft FONSI and EA available for review on September 9. Comments were due October 11, 2011. FONSI signed and Final EA completed on January 26, 2012.
Stone Corral Irrigation District Warren Act Approval Reclamation proposes to issue a five year Warren Act approval (effective through February 29, 2020) to Stone Corral Irrigation District. Under the Proposed Action, up to 1,000 AF of non-CVP surface water would be released from Lake Kaweah Terminus Dam and pumped from the Upper Wutchumna Ditch on the Kaweah River for annual introduction into the Friant Kern Canal for an operational exchange with Terra Bella Irrigation District. FONSI signed on July 28, 2015.
Storage and Conveyance of Non-Central Valley Project Water in Federal Facilities for the South of Delta Central Valley Project Contractors (2012-2013) The San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority (Water Authority) proposes to purchase up to 30,000 acre-feet (af) of water made available by the Lower Yuba River Accord, on behalf of nine SOD CVP contractors. The water purchased, minus a 20% loss from carriage through the Delta, would be pumped and stored by DWR for the Water Authority in the O?Neill Forebay. Reclamation proposes to issue Warren Act contracts to convey, store, or deliver up to 24,000 af (30,000 af, minus 20 percent for DWR?s Delta carriage losses) of non-CVP water for the Water Authority?s participating member districts during the period July 2, 2012 through June 30, 2013. Draft FONSI and EA available for public review on June 21, 2012. Comments due on June 29, 2012. FONSI signed and final EA completed on July 3, 2012.
Storage and Conveyance of the City of Santa Barbara's Gibraltar Reservoir Pass Through Water in and Through Cachuma Project Facilities Reclamation proposes to execute Warren Act contracts [temporary (5-year) and long-term (40-year)] with the City for the annual storage and conveyance of up to 8,547 AF of its non-Project water. Reclamation would modify its accounting of inflow to Lake Cachuma to reflect the Pass Through mode consistent with the Pass Through Agreement and would coordinate with the accounting of the City?s Pass Through water in Lake Cachuma as non-Project water. Draft EA and FOSNI available.
Storage, Conveyance, or Exchange of Yuba Accord Water in Federal Facilities for South of Delta Central Valley Project Contractors Reclamation proposes to execute Warren Act contracts with various South of Delta (SOD) Central Valley Project (CVP) contractors in order to store and convey non-CVP water in Federal facilities, at times when excess capacity exists and when the Department of Water Resources makes Yuba Accord water available for purchase. Reclamation would also enter into exchange agreements in order to exchange Yuba Accord water in O?Neill Forebay for CVP water in other SOD CVP facilities. The contracts would be in effect for varying lengths of time between July 2013 and December 2025. FONSI signed May 12, 2016 for the Modifications to the Storage and Conveyance of Yuba Accord Water in Federal Facilities for South of Delta Central Valley Project Contractors
Table Mountain Rancheria as Recipient for the Madera Irrigation District and Flyin' J Contracts Table Mountain Rancheria has an agreement with Madera Irrigation District (ID) to receive a portion of Madera ID?s pre-1914 water rights water from North Fork Willow Creek (referred to as Soquel water). Since 2009, this water has been delivered to Table Mountain Rancheria under Warren Act contracts and/or agreements issued by Reclamation to Madera ID. Table Mountain Rancheria also has a Warren Act Contract (Contract No. 15-WC-20-4686) with Reclamation for introduction, storage, and conveyance of up to 600 acre-feet per year (AFY) of groundwater pumped from Flyin? J Ranch for delivery to Friant Division and/or Cross Valley contractors located in Fresno County. Table Mountain Rancheria is requesting to take delivery of 600 AF of groundwater and up to 500 AFY of Madera ID?s Soquel water through direct delivery. Draft EA available for public review July 18 - August 17, 2016.
Temporary Change in Water Quality Requirements for the Friant-Kern Canal Groundwater Pump-in Program Reclamation proposes to temporarily allow the introduction of groundwater from wells with high nitrates through the end of the FKC Groundwater Pump-in Program (February 28, 2016), subject to certain conditions. FONSI signed and EA completed on December 17, 2014.
Temporary Change in the Selenium Maximum Contaminant Level for Groundwater Introduced into the Upper Portion of the Delta-Mendota Canal Reclamation proposes to temporarily change the selenium maximum contaminant level (MCL) in the upper portion of the DMC from 2 ppb to 5 ppb for the DMC Groundwater Pump-in Program. The change is only in effect between May 1, 2014 and August 30, 2014. The selenium MCL for wells in the lower portion of the Delta Mendota Canal (DMC) is unchanged. The temporary change would allow an additional 14 wells to cumulatively pump up to 33 cubic feet per second of groundwater into the upper portion of the DMC under the previously approved DMC Groundwater Pump-in Program. This would provide approximately 65.34 AF per day. This water is included in the cumulative total (50,000 AF per year) allowed under the DMC Groundwater Pump-in Program.
Ten-Year Exchange Agreements and/or Warren Act Contract for Conveyance of Groundwater in the Delta-Mendota Canal - Contract Years 2013 through 2023 Reclamation executed a 5-year Exchange Agreement and/or 5-year Warren Act contract with requesting Central Valley Project (CVP) contractors within the Delta Division and San Luis Unit. At the end of the first 5-year action(s), Reclamation could execute an additional 5-year Exchange Agreement and/or 5-year Warren Act contract to requesting CVP contractors within the Delta Division and San Luis Unit based on the 10-year environmental impact analysis covered under this Environmental Assessment. The terms for both would be March 1, 2013 through February 28, 2023 for pumping and conveyance, and March 1, 2013 through February 29, 2024 for storage in San Luis Reservoir and conveyance from the San Luis Reservoir. In 2014, Reclamation proposed to approve additional points of delivery for up to 5,000 AF of Panoche Water District?s non-CVP groundwater introduced into the DMC as part of the DMC Groundwater Pump-in Program through February 28, 2015. The 5,000 AF is included in the up to 10,000 AF provided for under Panoche?s existing 5-year Warren Act contract, which is part of the above action. Later in 2014, Reclamation temporarily changed the maximum acceptable concentration of selenium measured at the well head from 2 ppb to 5 ppb for groundwater introduced into the upper portion of the DMC. The change is only in effect through August 30, 2014. In 2016, Reclamation proposed to approve additional points of delivery for up to 5,000 AF of Panoche?s non-Project groundwater introduced into the DMC as part of the DMC Groundwater Pump-in Program through February 28, 2018. The 5,000 AF is included in the up to 10,000 AF provided for under Panoche?s existing 5-year Warren Act contract which is included in the cumulative total (50,000 AF per year) allowed under the DMC Groundwater Pump-in Program. FONSI signed May 12, 2016 for the Additional Points of Delivery for Panoche Water District's Non-Project Groundwater to Westlands Water District
Three Delta Division and Five San Luis Unit Water Service Interim Renewal Contracts 2012 to 2014 EA The purpose of the Proposed Action is to execute eight interim contracts in order to extend the term of the contractors' existing interim renewal contracts for two years, beginning March 1,2012 and ending February 28, 2014. Execution of these eight interim contracts is needed to continue delivery of CVP water to these contractors, and to further implement CVPIA Section 3404(c), until their new long-term contract can be executed. Draft FONSI and EA available for review on December 12, 2011. Comments were due January 10, 2012. FONSI signed and final EA completed on February 29, 2012.
Tracy Administration Building Rehabilitation Reclamation proposes to rehabilitate the exterior of the Tracy Office Administration Building. Specific actions include the following: ? Roof replacement/rehabilitation and raising the administration building parapet 4 inches higher to the existing 24-foot-high building for the re-roofing. ? Installation of shatter proof film on the east facade and north elevation windows facing the switchyard to prevent injury in the event an explosion. ? Repair of cracks in the interior stairwell stucco walls. ? Installation of a new air conditioner server rack in the computer server room that would be in keeping with the function of that room. No groundbreaking and other intrusive construction work is planned during this project. Construction materials will be staged behind the building within the designated staging area. Construction equipment could include fork lifts, truck conveyors, scissor lifts, or other similar equipment. Categorical Exclusion Checklist signed 5/19/2017
Tranquillity Irrigation District/San Luis Water District Groundwater Transfer/Exchange Program 2011 through 2013 EA The Proposed Action involved the transfer of up to 15,000 acre-feet of water from Tranquillity Irrigation District to San Luis Water District for the period of March 2011 through February 2013. During the first year, Tranquillity Irrigation District could transfer up to of 10,000 acre-feet of water. Any portion of that amount not transferred during the first year would then be available for transfer during the second year but could not exceed 10,000 acre-feet. Approval of the proposed action would allow continuance of the 2009-2011 Tranquillity Irrigation District/San Luis Water District Groundwater Exchange Program analyzed in Environmental Assessment 09-99. Reclamation proposes to approve a similar transfer program for 2014 - 2018 for up to 7,500 acre-feet of water. FONSI signed and EA completed on June 24, 2014.
Transfer Approvals for the Exchange of Water Between Del Puerto Water District and Arvin-Edison Water Storage District Del Puerto's available water supplies would be released from San Luis Reservoir and conveyed through the California Aqueduct/San Luis Canal to the Cross Valley Canal where it would be delivered to Arvin-Edison. Arvin-Edison would use the water for direct recharge or to meet district demands to offset groundwater extraction. Draft EA and FONSI posted. Public comments are due by COB October 13th.
Transfer Approvals for the Exchange of Water between Del Puerto Water District and Arvin-Edison Water Storage District Reclamation proposes to approve the transfers of up to 15,000 AF of water between Del Puerto and Arvin-Edison for storage during the 2017 Contract Year and later return a like amount of CVP water to Del Puerto, less 3% for conveyance losses, if applicable, when requested by Del Puerto. The available water supplies would include SJRRP recaptured/recirculated CVP water and/or Cross Valley Contractors? South-of-Delta CVP water supplies acquired by Arvin-Edison. The CVP water would be delivered to Del Puerto at its existing turnouts off the Delta-Mendota Canal upstream of San Luis Reservoir. Final documents posted.
Transfer of Operations and Maintenance of the Fish Screen at Rock Slough to the Contra Costa Water District EA Reclamation proposes to transfer the operations and maintenance of the Rock Slough Fish Screen facility to the Contra Costa Water District. The proposed action would amend Contra Costa Water District?s Operation and Maintenance Agreement to include the Contra Costa Fish Screen structure and associated appurtenances at Rock Slough. Preparing draft EA.
Transfer of up to 1,500 Acre-Feet of Replacement Water from Patterson Irrigation District to Westlands Water District 2014 Reclamation proposes to approve a one time transfer of 1,500 acre-feet from Patterson Irrigation District to Westlands Water District (WWD) through February 28, 2014. The transferred water would supplement a deficient Central Valley Project (CVP) water supply and would be used for irrigation on existing lands in WWD that currently receive CVP water. Draft EA and FONSI available for public review on January 22, 2014. Comments due by February 5, 2014. FONSI signed and final EA completed on February 19, 2014.
Transfer of up to 442 Acre-Feet of Replacement Water from Patterson Irrigation District to Del Puerto Water District Reclamation proposes to approve Patterson Irrigation District?s one-time delivery of up to 442 acre-feet of its Replacement Water to Del Puerto Water District for the remainder of the 2012 contract water year. The FONSI was signed on January 23, 2013 to approve the transfer of up to 442 acre-feet.
Tulare Irrigation District Plum Basin Project Phases II and III EA Reclamation proposes to award Tulare Irrigation District (TID) with a WaterSMART Grant to help fund the development of 45 and 60-acre recharge/regulation basins (Plum Basin Project). The Plum Basin Project would regulate water supplies and enhance flexibility in TID's water distribution system by reducing water spillage due to fluctuations in irrigation cycles. In addition, the project would benefit both TID and the City of Tulare by recharging water supplies to the underlying aquifer. Draft EA/FONSI available for review on March 21, 2011. Comments due April 4, 2011. FONSI signed and final EA completed on April 18, 2011.
Tulare Irrigation District WaterSMART Funding Grant for Visalia Water Conservation Project and 25-year Exchange with the City of Visalia Reclamation proposes to award a $696,000 WaterSMART Grant for the construction of the Tulare Irrigation District Water Conservation and Reuse Pipeline (TID Pipeline), and would approve a 25-year exchange of up to 40,000 acre-feet annually of the City of Visalia treatment plant effluent for a portion of TID?s CVP water. The CVP water would be diverted to the City from existing turnouts on the Friant-Kern Canal. In exchange, the City would send tertiary treated effluent to TID via the proposed TID Pipeline. Draft FONSI and EA was available for review on July 25, 2014. Comments were due by August 11, 2014. FONSI signed and final EA prepared on August 26, 2014.
Tule River Water 5 Year Warren Act Agreement Reclamation proposes to approve a five-year Warren Act agreement with Terra Bella Irrigation District for the introduction and conveyance of up to 5,000 acre-feet of non-Central Valley Project water per year of Tule River water. Final EA and FONSI available.
Tule River Water Warren Act Agreement 2014 Reclamation proposes to issue a Warren Act agreement to Terra Bella Irrigation District under Article 18 of its Repayment Contract. Under the proposed agreement, the district would introduce up to 5,000 AF of non-CVP Tule River water into the Friant Kern Canal through September of 2014. Comments on the draft EA were due by August 6, 2014. FONSI signed on July 7, 2014.
Two-Year Exchange Agreements and/or Warren Act Contracts for Conveyance of Groundwater in the Delta-Mendota Canal ? Contract Years 2012 through 2014 (March 1, 2012 ? February 28, 2014) EA Reclamation proposes to approve leases and/or Warren Act Contracts for pumping water into the Delta-Mendota Canal. The term of the agreements or contracts would be March 2012 through February 2013 for pumping and conveyance; and March 2012 through February 2014 for storage in San Luis Reservoir, and for conveyance from the reservoir. The quantity of groundwater pumped into the Delta-Mendota Canal would not exceed a combined total of 50,000 acre-feet. The conveyance and storage of non-CVP water in CVP facilities would be subject to available capacity. Draft FONSI and EA available for review on March 14, 2012. Comments due April 14, 2012. FONSI signed and final EA completed on May 9, 2012.
Two-Year Exchange Agreements and/or Warren Act Contracts for conveyance of groundwater in the Delta-Mendota Canal, 2011-2013 EA The proposed actions would include issuance of two-year Exchange Agreements and/or two-year Warren Act contracts to requesting contractors within the Central Valley Project's Delta Division and San Luis Unit located in San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced and Fresno counties. The groundwater would be pumped into the Delta-Mendota Canal. Groundwater would either be delivered to the participating Delta Division contractors off the Delta-Mendota Canal, stored in San Luis Reservoir, or delivered to participating San Luis Unit contractors along the San Luis Canal via an exchange with Reclamation. Each contractor would be allowed to pump up to 10,000 acre-feet of non-project water per contractor, with a total cap of 50,000 acre-feet for all districts combined. Draft FONSI and EA available for review on February 7, 2011. Comments are due February 21, 2011. FONSI signed and Final EA completed on February 28, 2011.
Vegetation and Sediment Maintenance Program at Los Banos Detention Dam EA Reclamation and Department of Water Resources propose to implement a 10-year program to remove accumulated vegetation and sediment at the LBDD. Reclamation proposes to implement a 10-year program to remove accumulated sediment and vegetation at the Los Banos Detention Dam. The purpose of this project is to improve water flow downstream from the dam. The dam protects downstream facilities including the San Luis Canal and the City of Los Banos. The project would improve the ability to monitor drainage from the toe drain, and allow the Department of Water Resources to detect problems with the dam and prevent loss of access and unsafe access conditions for the recreation area at Los Banos Reservoir. Draft EA and FONSI available for review on June 30, 2010. Comments were due Friday, July 30, 2010. FONSI signed and final EA completed on February 7, 2011.
Vista Verde Nine Year Annual Transfer of Settlement Contract Water to Vista Verde-Owned Lands within Westlands Water District Reclamation proposes to approve a series of annual temporary water transfers during each of the next nine years (2012-2020). Up to 1,140 acre-feet per year would be transferred from property owned by Vista Verde Farms, south of the city of Mendota in Fresno County, California, to nearby property owned by the company. This action would allow a continuation of Reclamation-approved transfers to existing crops, which has occurred in most years since 2000. Draft FONSI and EA available for review on June 26, 2012. Comments are due July 11, 2012. FONSI signed and final EA completed on July 29, 2012.
Warren Act Contract for Conveyance from Turlock to Del Puerto Water District Reclamation proposes to execute a series of Warren Act Contracts for conveyance of up to 13,400 acre-feet per year of recycled, treated water from the City of Turlock to Del Puerto Water District. The contracts would be no longer than five years in length individually and no longer than twenty-five years in total. Draft FONSI and EA available for review on April 2, 2014. Comments were due May 2, 2014. FONSI signed on May 10, 2016.
Warren Act Contract for Conveyance and Storage of Groundwater from 4-S Ranch and SHS Ranch to Del Puerto Water District Reclamation proposes to issue a Warren Act contract for the introduction of up to 23,000 acre-feet/year of non-CVP water from 4-S Ranch and SHS Ranch into the DMC for storage and conveyance to Del Puerto Water District for a period not to exceed four years. FONSI signed and Final EA completed on July 30, 2014.
Warren Act Contract for Conveyance of Up to 15,000 Acre-Feet from Merced Irrigation District to Westlands Water District and/or San Luis Water District Reclamation proposes to approve a Warren Act Contract (WAC)to allow Merced Irrigation District (MID) to transfer up to 15,000 acre-feet (AF) of MID non-Central Valley Project (CVP) water to Westlands Water District (WWD) and/or San Luis Water District (SLWD) in water year 2013-2014. A WAC allows conveyance of non-CVP water in federal facilities. The transferred water would supplement a deficient CVP water supply and would be used for irrigation on existing lands in WWD and/or SLWD that currently receive CVP water. Draft FONSI and EA was available for review on August 13, 2013. Comments were due August 27, 2013. FONSI signed and Final EA completed on September 17, 2013.
Warren Act Contract for Merced Irrigation District Transfer of up to 10,000 acre-feet to Westlands Water District Reclamation proposes to approve a Warren Act Contract for a one-year transfer of up to 10,000 acre-feet of water from Merced Irrigation District to Westlands Water District (WWD). The transferred water would supplement a deficient Central Valley Project water supply and would be used for irrigation on existing lands in WWD that currently receive CVP water. Draft FONSI and EA available for review on September 28, 2012. Comments were due October 12, 2012. FONSI signed on October 22, 2012.
Warren Act Contracts for Banta-Carbona Irrigation District, Byron-Bethany Irrigation District, and Patterson Irrigation District Reclamation proposes to allow the continued annual introduction and conveyance of up to 5,000 AF of BBID?s and up to 10,000 AF of BCID?s non-CVP surface water in federal facilities through a series of 5-year Warren Act contracts ending on December 31, 2045. Reclamation would also allow the continued annual introduction of up to 10,000 AF of PID?s non-CVP surface water through August 31, 2046. Introduced non-CVP water may be stored within federal facilities for later use depending on available capacity. All of the non-CVP water would be delivered either directly or via exchange from existing turnouts within the SOD CVP facilities.In addition, the introduction, conveyance, and storage of non-CVP water is dependent on available capacity and operational constraints; therefore, the Proposed Action would not interfere with the normal operations of federal facilities nor would it impede any CVP obligations to deliver water to other contractors or to local fish and wildlife habitat. Comments on draft EA due by COB on December 26, 2014. FONSI signed and EA completed on February 12, 2015.
Water Year 2016-2026 Transfer and Exchange from Madera Irrigation District and Chowchilla Water District to Red Top Area Madera Irrigation District (MID) and Chowchilla Water District (CWD), both Friant-Division Long-Term Contractors, desire to maximize the beneficial use of their water supplies by performing a ten year transfer to the Red Top Area of Madera County. The landowners of the Red Top Area understand the importance of decreasing their reliability on deep aquifer pumping and moving to the shallower groundwater above the Corcoran Clay. MID and CWD are proposing to work with local water and irrigation districts on a willing buyer/willing seller basis so that local landowners of the Red Top Area can purchase surface water supplies to help augment their groundwater pumping and abate subsidence. The goal is to annually transfer up to 10,000 acre feet of surface water supplies into the Red Top Area. The water to be transferred could be a portion of MID?s or CWD?s water supplies that exceed their current demands or are physically incapable of being delivered to their districts. In addition, MID and CWD would meet existing obligations of their respective Districts to the Red Top Area. Potential water supplies include recaptured San Joaquin River Restoration Program Flows, described below, and other Central Valley Project (CVP) supplies accessible to MID and CWD including water from conservation and fallowing water programs authorized pursuant to the San Joaquin River Settlement. Further, other sources could include conserved and fallowed water programs pursuant to the ?Water Transfer Program for the San Joaquin River Exchange Contractors Water Authority, 2014 ? 2038.? Final EIS/EIR January 2013; Record of Decision July 2013.
Water Year 2017 Friant Division 215 Contracts Reclamation proposes to execute temporary contracts for unstorable flood flows during Water Year 2017 (March 1, 2017 through February 28, 2018) for temporary supply of Section 215 water to Central Valley Project (CVP) and non-CVP contractors located within the Friant Division?s CVP Place of Use. Categorical exclusion checklist signed on December 14, 2016.
West Hills Water Treatment Plant Reclamation proposes to permit San Benito County Water District to make a connection to the Hollister Conduit for the purpose of delivering their CVP water allocation to a proposed Water Treatment Plant. The main components of the proposed project include construction and operation of a raw water pump station, the West Hills Water Treatment Plant itself, and raw and treated water transmission pipelines. The FONSI was signed and EA completed on March 10, 2015. The FONSI and EA was available for public review from March 10, 2014 through April 9, 2014.
West Stanislaus Irrigation District Warren Act Contracts Reclamation proposes to issue a series of five-year temporary Warren Act contracts beginning in January 2015 and ending on December 31, 2045 to West Stanislaus ID for the annual conveyance of up to 10,000 acre-feet (AF) of its non- CVP post-1914 surface water into the DMC. Pursuant to Reclamation?s Warren Act contracts any non-CVP water may remain within CVP facilities for 30 days after the last day of the month of introduction. Conveyance of non-CVP water under the Warren Act contract would be subject to available capacity. Comments on Draft EA were due on December 22, 2014. FONSI signed on December 30, 2014.
Western Area Power Administration's Proposed Installation of Security Gates at the Tracy Substation Facility - FONSI and EA available at the link below: Reclamation will approve the installation of security upgrades by WAPA at three sites within Reclamation land at the Tracy Substation Facility. Specific activities include retrofitting the existing gates, installing card readers and concrete security posts at two entrance locations into the substation, digging trenches for the utility hookup from the card reader to the gates, and installing conduits from the base of the care reader to the new gate operator on the exterior of Reclamation's Control Building. FONSI
Westlands Water District Warren Act Contract for Conveyance of Kings River Flood Flows in the San Luis Canal EA Reclamation proposes to execute a Warren Act contract with WWD for up to five years, which would allow the district to convey non-CVP water in the SLC when access capacity exists. More specifically, WWD would be allowed to convey up to 50,000 AF of Kings River flood flows in the SLC each calendar year from 2012 through 2016. WWD needs a means to convey the purchased Kings River flood flows into their distribution system in order to provide supplemental surface water to agricultural lands within their service area bound Draft FONSI and EA available for review on December 22, 2011. Comments were due January 20, 2012. FONSI signed and final EA completed January 26, 2012.
Westlands Water District 5-year Warren Act Contract for Kings River Flows in the San Luis Canal Westlands has an agreement with the Water Association for Kings River flood flows and is able to take the flood flows off the Fresno Slough via laterals 6-1 and 7-1. However, many of the parcels that could be serviced by these two laterals within Westlands have been retired. Therefore, in 2011 Westlands requested approval from Reclamation to convey up to 50,000 afy of Kings River flood flows in the San Luis Canal over a 5-year period. Environmental Assessment was completed and FONSI signed on August 4, 2017. Draft EA and FONSI were available for public comment July 12, 2017 through July 27, 2017.
Westlands Water District Coalinga Canal Turnout Project at Milepost 11.58 The Proposed Action would approve the removal and replacement of a pressure tank and 18-inch pipe located within the existing operations and maintenance road at Milepost 11.58, plus installing several minor refurbishments. The FONSI was signed on November 5, 2012.
Westlands Water District Groundwater Warren Act Contract Reclamation proposes to enter into a five-year Warren Act Contract with Westlands Water District. Under the terms of the contract, Westlands Water District would introduce up to 30,000 acre-feet per year (AF/y) of non-Central Valley Project (CVP) water into the San Luis Canal, in years in which Westlands Water District?s CVP allocation is 20% or less. The period of introduction would be between April 1 and August 31 of a given year. However, if it is not possible to begin conveyance by April 1, 2015, the conveyance period for this year would be shifted by one month, to between May 1 and September 30. All subsequent years would use the April 1 to August 31 window. The source of the non-CVP water would be pumped groundwater from deep groundwater wells within Westlands Water District, as well as other sources of non-CVP water by way of the Mendota Pool. The amount of water from each source would vary, but the total quantity introduced under the Proposed Action would not exceed a combined volume of 30,000 AF in a given year. Non-CVP water introduced into the San Luis Canal would either be directly delivered to agricultural users located downstream of the points of introduction, or operationally exchanged with Reclamation for a like amount, less conveyance losses, of Westlands Water District?s available water supplies in San Luis Reservoir. Exchanged water would either be delivered to agricultural users located upstream of the points of introduction in Westlands Water District or stored in San Luis Reservoir as non-CVP water for later delivery to Westlands Water District via the San Luis Canal. FONSI signed and EA completed June 5, 2015. Draft EA/FONSI was available for public review from March 11, 2015 to March 26, 2015.
Westside Parkway Bridge Construction on Reclamation Right-of-Way Environmental Assessment Reclamation proposes to issue permits to the City of Bakersfield to construct the Westside Parkway Bridge across its right of way. Completion of the Westside Parkway would result in a bridge being constructed over the Friant-Kern Canal near its terminus at the Kern River. Draft EA available for review on November 6, 2008. Comments were due November 19, 2008. FONSI signed on November 21, 2008.
Widren Water District's Water Quality, Supply, and Drainage Enhancement Pilot Project Reclamation proposes to issue a one-year Exchange Agreement and/or one-year Warren Act contract to Widren Water District for the introduction and conveyance of up to 1,000 acre-feet of treated groundwater into the Delta-Mendota Canal as well as potential storage in San Luis Reservoir. The non-Project water would then be provided to willing buyers along the Delta-Mendota Canal. Reclamation would also issue a land use authorization to Widren Water District for the proposed connection of a new water pipeline to an existing turnout at milepost 102.04R on the Delta-Mendota Canal. Draft EA and FONSI available for public review October 27, 2017 to COB November 11, 2017.
Zebra Mussel Eradication Project for San Justo Reservoir; Hollister Conduit, and San Benito County Water Distribution System Reclamation and San Benito propose to either conduct a zebra mussel eradication project or an eradication project and management program for San Justo Reservoir, the Hollister Conduit, and the San Benito Distribution System by treating these systems with potash, a mined product that consists almost entirely of potassium chloride. Draft EA/FONSI available for public review from March 18, 2015 to COB April 16, 2015.