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Central Valley Project Storage Studies
  • Central Valley Project Operations
  • Cost Allocation Study
  • CVP Financial Info
  • CVP Contractors
  • Reinitiation of Consultation on the LTO
  • B.F. Sisk Dam Raise and Reservoir Expansion Project for Water Storage
  • Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Project
  • Sites Reservoir Project
  • Restoration Programs Other
  • San Joaquin River
  • Trinity River
  • CVP Twitter
  • Drought Toolkit
  • Hydropower
  • Newsroom – CGB Press Releases
  • Program to Meet Standards (PTMS)
  • Safety of Dams
  • WaterSMART Grants
  • WIIN Act (Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation)

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    All Reclamation areas All Reclamation recreation areas.
    All Recreation The Federal source for all Recreational information and more such as Auto Touring, Biking, Boating Camping Climbing Historic/Cultural Sites Educational Programs Fishing Fish Hatcheries Hiking Horseback Riding Hunting Lodging Off-Highway Vehicle Access Recreational Vehicles Museum/Visitors Centers Water Sports Wildlife Viewing Winter Sports
    American River Water Education Center American River Water Education Center (ARWEC) The American River Water Education Center, located at Folsom Dam, offers an exciting way to experience the watershed of the American River and to appreciate the importance of water in California
    Applications, Job The Federal Government offers unique hiring paths to help hire individuals that represent our diverse society. Learn more about each hiring path and your eligibility.
    Auburn State Recreation Area Auburn State Recreation Area - In the heart of the gold country, the Auburn State Recreation Area (Auburn SRA) covers 40-miles of the North and Middle Forks of the American river. Once teeming with thousands of gold miners, the area is now a natural area offering a wide variety of recreation opportunities to over 500,000 visitors a year.
    ARWEC ARWEC - American River Water Education Center - ARWEC's goal is to increase the publics' understanding of the American River watershed, the water cycle, water conservation, and Folsom Dams multiple roles in providing power, flood control, and recreation, and water for irrigation, municipal and industrial use, fish and wildlife, and other purposes. The center focuses on teaching children about these important issues in interesting ways such as through interactive sessions at the sand table, informative exhibits, water-related videos, a video tour of Folsom Dam, and water-related hands-on activities. The American River Parkway Bike Trail is adjacent to the ARWEC grounds, and visitors may walk on the bike trail to an overlook area to see Folsom Dam.
    Battle Creek Batttle Creek Salmon and Steelhead Restoration Project - The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), and the California State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) are proposing the Battle Creek Salmon and Steelhead Restoration Project (Restoration Project) near the town of Manton, California (Project Location Map). The Restoration Project spans Tehama and Shasta Counties and would reestablish approximately 42 miles of prime salmon and steelhead habitat on Battle Creek, plus an additional 6 miles on its tributaries. The species include the Central Valley spring-run Chinook salmon (state- and federally listed as threatened), the Sacramento River winter-run Chinook salmon (state- and federally listed as endangered), and the Central Valley steelhead (federally listed as threatened)
    Bay-Delta Office Homepage for the Bay-Delta Office (BDO) The breadth and diversity of Bay-Delta activities, and the need for timely and effective solutions, place extraordinary demands on Reclamation. The Bay-Delta Office centralizes program management and staff expertise to help ensure that Reclamation effectively responds to the urgent needs of the Bay-Delta
    Business Opportunities The Acquisition Services group is located at 2800 Cottage Way, Room E-1815, Sacramento, California 95825-1898. The Chief of the Contracting Office (CCO) is Mark Ventuleth. The CCO's primary mission is to provide expert contract and financial assistance support to its internal and external customers so that they may better serve their customers. To accomplish its program activities, Reclamation purchases a wide range of products and services. We are dedicated to providing continuous outreach and assistance to small business, small disadvantaged businesses, and women-owned small businesses in support of Federal socio-economic development programs
    California Urban Water Conservation Council (CUWCC) California Urban Water Conservation Council CUWCC (Watershare)
    Central Valley Project (CVP) Main website for the CVP - The Central Valley Project (CVP) was originally conceived as a State project to protect the Central Valley from crippling water shortages and devastating floods. The basic concept and facilities of today's massive project were included in the State Water Project formulated in the 1930's. In the depression era, however, the State was unable to finance the project. Most of the water development envisioned by the State was accomplished by the Federal CVP, beginning with its initial authorization in 1935. Work began in 1937 with the Contra Costa Canal which began delivering water in 1940. The next facility built was Shasta Dam, the keystone of the project. Work on the dam began in 1938, and water storage started even before its completion in 1945. Congress subsequently passed 13 separate measures to authorize the development of other major project facilities over the next 3 decades. The final dam, New Melones, was completed in 1979.
    Chiloquin Dam Fish Passage Chiloquin Dam Fish Passage Project - Includes links to the various environmental documents
    Clear Lake Dam Clear Lake Dam and Reservoir on the Lost River in California, about 19 miles southeast of Malin, Oregon, provide storage for irrigation and reduce flow into the reclaimed portion of Tule Lake and the restricted Tule Lake Sumps in Tulelake National Wildlife Refuge. The dam is a roller compacted concrete structure with a height of 42 feet and a crest length of 840 feet. The reservoir has a capacity of 527,000 acre-feet.
    Commercial Use Commercial use of public lands and property. The following information applies to the CGB Region for commercial photography and filming on Reclamation lands and waters.
    Construction Construction and contracting information
    Contract Renewals Sacramento River Settlement Contractors - Renewal Contract Effort
    Contracts, Contracting & Grants Contracts, Contracting and Grants
    CVHJV, CVJV The Central Valley Joint Venture (CVJV), one of thirteen North American Waterfowl Management Plan Joint Ventures, is a public-private partnership of 17 agencies and conservation organizations. Our mission is to protect, restore, and enhance migratory bird habitat in the Central Valley watershed of California.
    CVO Central Valley Operations Office (CVO) - homepage featuring any and all water operations within the CGB Region. Reports, Flows, reservoir data, water supply etc.
    CVP American River Division Auburn-Folsom South Unit The American River Division consists of the Folsom, Sly Park, and Auburn-Folsom South Units. The division is about midway between the northern and southern extremes of the Central Valley in Sacramento, San Joaquin, Placer, and El Dorado Counties. Division lands stretch from Sugar Pine Dam in the north to Stockton in the south. Most lands served by the Division lie in the southern portion of the Division, between Sacramento and Stockton. The Auburn-Folsom South Unit of the Central Valley Project was designed to provide a new and supplemental water supply for irrigation and municipal and industrial needs and to alleviate the badly depleted groundwater conditions in the Folsom South service area. The primary feature of the unit was to be the Auburn Dam, Powerplant, and Reservoir, located on the American River, near the town of Auburn, about 40 miles northeast of Sacramento.
    CVP American River Division Folsom and Sly Park Units Originally authorized in 1944 as a 355,000 acre-feet flood control unit, Folsom Dam was reauthorized in 1949 as a 1,000,000 acre-feet multiple-purpose facility. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers constructed Folsom Dam and transferred it to Reclamation for coordinated operation as an integral part of the Central Valley Project. Construction of the dam began in October 1948 and was completed in May 1956. Water was first stored in February 1955.
    CVP Cost Allocation Study CVP Cost Allocation Study including water rates
    CVP Financial Information CVP Financial Information including water rates and the complete process. See the current water rate books.
    CVP Hydropower Production CVP Hydropower Product - Reclamation's CGB Region has eleven hydroelectric powerplants in the Central Valley Project (CVP) with a maximum operation capability of 2,100 megawatts (MW) when all reservoirs are at their fullest. The power generated from these plants helps California meet its energy needs and assists the economy.
    CVP Shasta/Trinity River Divisions Project The Shasta and Trinity River Divisions catch the headwaters of the network of Central Valley Project waterways and channel the water southward. Both divisions are part of the Central Valley Project. They are close to each another, with the Shasta Division on the Sacramento River about 10 miles north of Redding and the TrinityRiver Division on the Trinity River about 25 miles northwest of Redding. Surplus water from the Trinity River Basin is stored, regulated, and diverted through a system of dams, reservoirs, tunnels, and powerplants into the Sacramento River for use in water-deficient areas of the Central Valley Basin. Water is used for irrigation, power generation, navigation flows, environmental and wildlife conservation, and municipal and industrial needs.
    CVPCP Central Valley Project Conservation Program (CVPCP)
    CVPIA Central Valley Project Improvement Act (CVPIA) In one of its last actions of the session, the 102nd Congress passed multipurpose water legislation which was signed into law October 30, 1992. Previously referred to as H.R. 429, Public Law 102-575 contains 40 separate titles providing for water resource project throughout the West.
    CVPIA 3404(c) Renewal of Existing Long-Term Contracts - 3404(c) CVPIA Contract Renewal Process - In accordance with Section 3404(c) of the Central Valley Project Improvement Act (CVPIA), Reclamation will negotiate long-term water service contracts.
    CVPIA 3405(a) 3405(a) Water Transfers This site is made available to provide information related to transfers of Central Valley Project water and implementation of the water transfers provisions of Section 3405(a) of the Central Valley Project Improvement Act (CVPIA) (Title 34 of Public Law 102-575).
    CVPIA 3405(e) WaterShare, the CGB Region's virtual water conservation center. At this site you'll find technical advice for professional water managers; water wise gardens of California; and activities for students K-12 to learn about water conservation.
    CVPIA 3406(b)(1)

    Anadromous Fish Restoration Program

    • CVPIA 3406(b)(1) Other CVP Mitigation, including Endangered Species
    • CVPIA 3406(b)(10) Red Bluff Diversion Dam Fish Passages
    • CVPIA 3406(b)(11) Coleman National Fish Hatchery Rehabilitation
    • CVPIA 3406(b)(12) Clear Creek Fishery Restoration Program
    • CVPIA 3406(b)(13) Riparian Habitat Protection Program, Spawning Gravel Replenishment Program
    • CVPIA 3406(b)(14) Delta Cross Channel And Georgiana Slough Program
    • CVPIA 3406(b)(15) Old River Seasonal Barrier
    • CVPIA 3406(b)(16) Comprehensive Assessment and Monitoring Program
    • CVPIA 3406(b)(17) ACID Fish Passage Program
    • CVPIA 3406(b)(19) Shasta and Trinity Carryover Storage
    • CVPIA 3406(b)(20) GCID Pumping Plant Mitigation Program
    • CVPIA 3406(b)(21) Anadromous Fish Screening Program
    • CVPIA 3406(b)(22) Incentive Program for Flooded Agricultural Fields
    • CVPIA 3406(b)(4) Tracy Pumping Plant Mitigation Program
    • CVPIA 3406(b)(5) Contra Costa Pumping Plant Mitigation Program
    • CVPIA 3406(b)(9) Eliminate Flow Fluctuation Losses
    • CVPIA 3406(d)(1-2) Refuge Water Supplies (Level 2 and Level 4)
    • CVPIA 3406(d)(5) Conveyance Facilities for Refuges
    • CVPIA 3406(d)(6) Water Supply Investigations for Private Wetlands and Centeral Valley Habitat Joint Venture
    • CVPIA 3406(g) Ecosystem and Water System Operations Models.-- to develop readily usable and broadly available models and supporting data to evaluate the ecologic and hydrologic effects of existing and alternative operations of public and private water facilities and systems in the Sacramento, San Joaquin, and Trinity River watersheds?
    CVPIA 3406(b)(1) San Joaquin River Riparian Habitat Restoration Program
    CVPIA 3406(b)(2) Upon enactment of this title dedicate and manage annually 800,000 acre-feet of Central Valley Project yield for the primary purpose of implementing the fish, wildlife, and habitat restoration purposes and measures authorized by this title. More?
    CVPIA 3406(b)(3) The Water Acquisition Program is a joint effort by the Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to acquire water supplies to meet the habitat restoration and enhancement goals of the Central Valley Project Improvement Act and to improve the Department of the Interior's ability to meet regulatory water quality requirements.
    CVPIA 3406(d) As part of Section 3406(d) of the CVPIA, "Central Valley Refuges And Wildlife Habitat Areas", Reclamation is negotiating for long-term water supply contracts/agreements with the California Department of Fish and Game, Grasslands Water District (representing the Grassland Resource Conservation District), and memoranda of understanding (MOU's) with the Fish and Wildlife Service.
    CVPIA 3407 Restoration Fund
    CVPIA 3408(h) The Land Retirement Program - The San Joaquin Valley Drainage Program, established in 1984, combined federal and state efforts to investigate drainage issues in the Valley, and to identify possible strategies for addressing these issues. More?
    CVPIA 3408(i) Water Conservation Projects
    CVPIA Annual Work Plans CVPIA Annual Work Plans - see the draft annual work plans for the past and future.
    CVPIA Implementation The Central Valley Project Improvement Act (Title 34) CVPIA Implimentation main project and activity oriented website
    CVPIA Title 34 (Homepage) Central Valley Project Improvement Act (CVPIA) Home Page
    CVPIA Title 34 of Public Law 102-575 The Complete Central Valley Project Improvement Act CVPIA Title 34 of Public Law 102-575
    Dams within the CGB Region California-Great Basin Region Dams
    Delta Division (CVP) The Delta Division CVP provides for the transport of water through the central portion of the great Central Valley, including the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
    Delta-Mendota Canal Recirculation Feasibility Study Delta-Mendota Canal Recirculation Feasibility Study - DMC - The Bureau of Reclamation is conducting a feasibility study to evaluate the feasibility, benefits, and impacts of recirculating water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta through the Central Valley Project (CVP) pumping and conveyance facilities to the San Joaquin River. The purpose of this Delta-Mendota Canal Recirculation Project is to provide greater flexibility in meeting the existing water quality standards and flow objectives for which the CVP has responsibility so as to reduce the demand on water from New Melones Reservoir used for water quality and flow purposes and to assist the in meeting any obligations to CVP contractors from the New Melones Project.
    Delta-Mendota Canal/California Aqueduct Intertie (Intertie) The Bureau of Reclamation is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Delta-Mendota Canal/California Aqueduct Intertie (Intertie).
    Departmental Manual The Departmental Manual - DOI Manual
    DWR & Other agency links California Department of Water Resources DWR and other agency websites included are: State Agencies, Water Agencies, Associations, Local Water districts and US Army Corps of Engineers
    East Park Reservoir East Park Reservoir Resource Management Plan (RMP) - The purpose of the RMP is to assist the Bureau of Reclamation in formulating the long-range goals necessary to manage the natural resources associated with East Park Reservoir, while providing recreational opportunities for the surrounding communities. Current public uses at East Park Reservoir include boating, camping, fishing, bird watching. East Park Reservoir is open to the public free of charge on a first-come-first served basis from approximately mid-April to October, weather permitting. The west side of the reservoir is open year-round, weather permitting. The purpose of the RMP is to assist the Bureau of Reclamation in formulating the long-range goals necessary to manage the natural resources associated with East Park Reservoir, while providing recreational opportunities for the surrounding communities. Current public uses at East Park Reservoir include boating, camping, fishing, bird watching, and special uses which require a permit from Reclamation such as hang gliding
    East Side Division (CVP), New Melones Unit - CA The CVP East Side Division and the construction of the New Melones Dam and Powerplant is one of the more controversial chapters in the history of the Central Valley Project. Developing the division brought the need for water and flood control into direct conflict with concerns over damage to cultural resources and the environment. The battle over construction of New Melones Dam was a signal that the end of the era of large dam construction had come. The controversy focused on the loss of a popular stretch of recreational white water, inundation of archeological sites, and flooding of the West's deepest limestone canyon. Controversy over the project lasted over a decade before the decision to proceed and provide irrigation water, flood control, and power generation.
    ELIPS The Electronic Library of Interior PolicieS (ELIPS) is a library of official policies, procedures, programs, and functions of the bureaus and offices of the Department of the Interior. ELIPS contains the following: Departmental Manual Chapters - Permanent policy documents approved by the Secretary or the Assistant Secretary - Policy, Management and Budget. These include organization descriptions; delegations of authority; and policies, procedures, and standards for administrative, legal, legislative, informational and program activities of the Department. ELIPS contains the current chapters as well as a limited number of previously approved versions of the chapter. Earlier versions of the chapters as well as obsolete chapters are contained in the system's archived files. Secretary's Orders - Temporary or interim policies approved by the Secretary that expire after a specified period of time or that are converted to the Departmental Manual. ELIPS also contains all current and expired Secretary's Orders dating as far back as 1992. Bulletins/Memoranda - Policy letters, memorandums or bulletins issued by authorized DOI Management officials that generally provide policy guidance for Interior based on broader government regulations in the areas of Personnel, Federal Acquisition Regulations, Federal Travel Regulations, Information Technology, etc. A limited number of documents are currently in the system. Plans are underway to expand the number of documents in the future.
    Environmental Monitoring Database The Environmental Monitoring Branch designs, coordinates, and conducts environmental sampling projects that assess the chemical and/or physical state of the environment. Water quality impacts of irrigation, hazardous waste remediation, acid rain impacts on watersheds and land classification are a few examples of such projects.
    Environmental Water Account Environmental Water Account
    Federal Law Legal resources.
    FOIA - Freedom of Information Act Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) established a presumption that records in the possession of Federal agencies are accessible to the public. Before FOIA was passed in 1966, the individual had to establish a right to examine these Government records. With passage of the FOIA, the burden of proof shifted from the individual to the Government. The "need to know" standard has been replaced by a "right to know" doctrine. FOIA set standards for determining which records must be disclosed and which records can be withheld. The law also provides administrative and judicial remedies for those denied access to records.
    Folsom Dam Safety and Flood Damage Reduction Joint Federal Project Folsom Dam Safety and Flood Damage Reduction Joint Federal Project JFP - Folsom Dam and Reservoir is a component of the Central Valley Project, operated by the Bureau of Reclamation, California-Great Basin Region, Central California Area Office. Reclamation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) have multiple authorized projects at Folsom Dam and its appurtenant structures (the Folsom Facility). Under the Dam Safety Program, Reclamation identified the requirement for expedited action to reduce hydrologic (overtopping), seismic (earthquake), and static (seepage) events. These events have a low probability of occurrence in a given year; however, due to the large population downstream of Folsom Dam, modifying the facilities is necessary to improve public safety. The Corps, in partnership with the State Reclamation Board and the Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency (SAFCA), is working to implement Congressional direction to reduce the risk of flooding in the Sacramento area. The Folsom Joint Federal Project (JFP) is a collaborative effort by Reclamation and the Corps to address the dam safety hydrologic risk at the Folsom Facility and improve flood protection to at least 1/200-year levels.
    Folsom Lake Recreation at Folsom Reservoir is managed by the California Department of Parks and Recreation under agreement with the Bureau of Reclamation, Central California Area Office. The reservoir was created by Folsom Dam across the American River. The dam is a feature of the Central Valley Project - American River Division - Folsom and Sly Park Units. Folsom Lake offers 75 miles of shoreline. Usually open 7 days a week, 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., contact the park office for seasonal variations. Facilities include 3 public campgrounds, 2 with showers, 60 miles of equestrian trails, 10 miles of paved bicycle trails, 8 miles of advanced mountain bike trails, and excellent year-round bank or boat fishing. Several launch ramps provide continuous boat launching access throughout the lake fluctuation zone. At capacity, Good fishing for both cold- and warm-water species including rainbow trout, brown trout, black bass, catfish, crappie, and bluegill. The American River Water Education Center at Folsom Dam contains exhibits that promote water education directly related to the American River Watershed.
    Folsom Project Integration Folsom Project Intergration
    Folsom Recreation Folsom Area and Field Offices recreational informations
    Folsom Water & Power Operations Folsom Area Office Water and Power Operations
    Forms, Construction Forms and Documents used in Construction and contracting
    Franks Tract Pursuant to Section 103(f)(1)(C) of Public Law 108-361, CALFED Bay-Delta Authorization Act, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation is evaluating the feasibility of using new facilities and operations in the central region of the SacramentoSan Joaquin River Delta near Franks Tract to improve water quality and fish conditions. Specifically, Reclamation is evaluating the feasibility of these actions in the Franks Tract Project Feasibility Study.
    Friant Dam Friant Dam - Friant Dam is located on the San Joaquin River, 16 miles northeast of downtown Fresno, California. Completed in 1942, the dam is a concrete gravity structure, 319 feet high, with a crest length of 3,488 feet. The dam controls the San Joaquin River flows and provides for: downstream releases to meet water delivery requirements above Mendota Pool; provides flood control, conservation storage, and water diversions into Madera and Friant-Kern Canals; flood control, conservation storage, diversions into the Friant-Kern Canal and Madera Canal; and delivers water to a million acres of agricultural land in Fresno, Kern, Madera, and Tulare Counties in the San Joaquin Valley. An additional function of Friant Dam began in October 2009 as the first experimental water releases were made as part of the San Joaquin River Restoration Program (SJRRP) that will eventually lead to a restored salmon run in the river below.
    Friant Division, CA (CVP) The CVP Friant Division transports surplus northern California water though the southern part of the semiarid Central Valley. The main features of this division are Friant Dam, Friant-Kern Canal, and Madera Canal, all constructed and operated by Reclamation.
    Grants, Federal Federal Grant opportunities. This site gives grantors a means to post solicitations for grants. It also gives applicants a single site for obtaining these solicitations
    Grassland Bypass Project Grassland Bypass Project The Project prevents discharge of subsurface agricultural drainage water into wildlife refuges and wetlands in central California . The drainage water is conveyed instead through a segment of the San Luis Drain to Mud Slough, a tributary of the San Joaquin River . The Project improves water quality in the wildlife refuges and wetlands, sustains the productivity of 97,000 acres of farmland, and fosters cooperation between area farmers and regulatory agencies in drainage management reduction of selenium and salt loading. The Project is operated by the Bureau of Reclamation and the San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority (Authority).
    History, Reclamation Reclamation's history program attempts to assist Reclamation and non-Reclamation researchers in efficient completion of research work. The experience of history program staff is provided regarding records, their location, and their uses. The senior historian also provides a history perspective to records management activities when consulted by the responsible offices within Reclamation.
    Humboldt Project - Nevada The Humboldt Project provides for storage at Rye Patch Dam, acquisition of lands and water rights upstream in the Battle Mountain area for supplementing the water supply for project lands, and utilization of the Pitt-Taylor Reservoirs. The plan is designed to provide seasonal and long-term regulation of the Humboldt River and to increase the amount of water available.
    Hydropower Hydropower generated by the water moved through Reclamation projects provides energy for moving project water supplies and provides revenue generated through the sale of surplus energy to offset project costs. Hydropower is critical to ensuring that Reclamation can provide cost-effective water supplies both directly and indirectly.
    Job, Employment Information Federal Job and Employment information aka FAQ
    Jobs, Employment Weekly vacancy announcements and job/employment informaition
    Joint Operations Center Joint Operations Center - Reclamation's Central Valley Operations (CVO) Office is located in the Joint Operations Center(JOC) in Sacramento California. The JOC is home to both the Federal operation of the Central ValleyProject (CVP) and the State of California, Department of Water Resources (DWR) operation of theState Water Project (SWP).A Coordinated Operations Agreement between the United States and the State defines the projectfacilities and their operations. It sets forth procedures for coordination of operations; identifiesformulas for sharing joint responsibilities for meeting Delta standards and other legal uses of water;identifies how unstored flow will be shared; sets up a framework for exchange of water and servicesbetween the SWP and CVP; and, it provides for periodic review every 5 years.
    Keswick Dam Keswick Dam and reservoir are features of the Central Valley Project - Shasta/Tinity River Divisions. The dam creates a 23,800-acre-foot afterbay for Shasta Lake. Keswick Dam has migratory fish-trapping facilities in conjunction with the Coleman Fish Hatchery, 25 miles downstream on Battle Creek. The salmon and steelhead are trapped as they reach the dam, then transported to the fish hatchery for milking. Keswick Reservoir does not have salmon or steelhead; it does have a healthy population of wild trout, including German browns and rainbows. The majority of the fish are native. The California Department of Fish and Game occasionally plants fish in the Keswick Reservoir. Effective fly fishing, spin fishing, and bait fishing. Boat launching facilities on the south end of the reservoir. Excellent shore access on the west. Very light fishing pressure.
    Klamath Operations Planning Klamath (KBAO) Operations Planning - Klamath Project Annual Operations Plan 2005 2004 2003 2002 Final 10-Year Biological Opinions Memo to NMFS (297KB) Final Threatened Coho Salmon Biological Opinion (562KB) Memo to FWS (252KB) Final Endangered Suckers Biological Opinion (7.1MB) Final Endangered Suckers Biological Opinion Appendices (6.6MB) 2002 Draft 10-Year Biological Opinions Draft Threatened Coho Salmon Biological Opinion (604KB) News Release Draft Endangered Suckers Biological Opinion (6.5MB) News Release Draft Endangered Suckers Biological Opinion Appendices (4.3MB) 2002 Interim Biological Opinions Threatened Coho Salmon in the Klamath River (210KB) Endangered Suckers in the Klamath Basin (55KB) Biological Assessment with NAS Interim Report (2.5MB) News Release Endangered Species Information ESA Consultations U.S. Fish Wildlife Service (USFWS) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)
    Klamath Project Klamath Project - The Upper Klamath River Basin has extensive land and water resources which are not fully developed. The terrain varies from rugged, heavily timbered mountain slopes to rolling sagebrush benchlands and broad, flat valleys. The project plan includes construction of facilities to divert and distribute water for irrigation of basin lands, including reclamation of Tule and Lower Klamath Lakes, and control of floods in the area.
    Klamath Project California and Oregon The irrigable lands of the Klamath Project are in south-central Oregon (62 percent) and north-central California (38 percent). The Project provides full service water to approximately 240,000 acres of cropland. Two main sources supply water for the project: Upper Klamath Lake and the Klamath River; and Clear Lake Reservoir, Gerber Reservoir, and Lost River, which are located in a closed basin. The total drainage area, including the Lost River and the Klamath River watershed above Keno, Oregon, is approximately 5,700 square miles.
    Klamath Project, The Located in Klamath Falls in southern Oregon, the Klamath Basin Area Office (KBAO) employs 30 staff who help manage the Klamath Project, a Federal storage project built in the early 1900's to provide irrigation for about 240,000 acres. Three reservoirs store about 1,095,000 acre-feet of water in the Klamath and Lost River Basins. More than 1,400 miles of canals and drains provide service to water users. The project occupies portions of the Klamath River and Lost River watersheds with the Klamath River Basin. In addition, four national wildlife refuges are adjacent to or within the project boundaries and receive water from from or are associated with project facilities. The need for more certainty in project operations was heightened by drought conditions in the early 1990's, listings of species under the Endangered Species Act, and the protection of Tribal trust resources. KBAO is working with agricultural, environmental, tribal, urban, and power interests to develop a long-term operations plan to meet the competing demands for water in the Klamath Project area.
    Lake Berressa Nestled between Blue Ridge and Cedar Roughs, east of the Napa Valley, Lake Berryessa offers year-round recreation opportunities. Berryessa's water reaches temperatures of up to 75 degrees in the summer, making it an ideal place for water sports. Anglers enjoy fishing for both cold and warm water species, such as rainbow trout, bass, catfish, crappie, and bluegill. The Bureau of Reclamation provides two large day use areas (Oak Shores and Smittle Creek), Capell Cove launch ramp, and many smaller dispersed day use areas. The seven resorts around the lake are managed by concessionaires under contract with Reclamation and provide camping, day use and boating facilities.
    Lake Berryessa VSP Effort (CCAO) Lake Berryessa Visitor Services Planning Effort CCAO The Bureau of Reclamation is developing a comprehensive plan ? the Visitor Services Plan (VSP) ? for the redevelopment and management of visitor services (both commercial and non-commercial) at Lake Berryessa to support traditional, short-term, and diverse outdoor recreation opportunities for the public.
    Lake Berryessa Water Education Field Program The Lake Berryessa Water Education field program is an interdisciplinary learning experience for students in grades 4-6. The program integrates the natural resources of Lake Berryessa and California State standards. The thematic program was developed in cooperation with educators from our local communities including Napa, Winters, Sacramento, and the Bay Area.
    Land & Water Operations Klamath (KBAO) Land & Water Operations Featuring: Hydrology Real-Time Oregon state water Information Klamath Basin Special Reports - National Water and Climate Center (NRCS) Weather & Climate Hydrological Modeling (KPSIM) Land Leasing Program Clear Lake Dam Reconstruction
    Land Lease Program, KBAO Klamath Basin Area Office (KBAO) Land Lease Program
    Laws and Policies Reclamation information with links to: Code of Federal Regulations Codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register Decisions of the Comptroller General Financial audits, analyses, legal opinions and investigations conducted by the General Accounting Office Electronic Library of Interior Policies Contains long term policies, mandatory procedures, Secretary's orders, and Departmental Manual chapters from the Department of the Interior Executive Orders Information about Executive orders beginning with those signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt Fed Law Cost-effective legal research tool for Federal lawyers and employees Federal Register Full-text access to the Federal Register from 1996 through the current issue Occupational Safety & Health Administration Retrieve OSHA directives, interpretation letters, and manuals OMB Circulars Instructions or information issued by the Office of Management & Budget to Federal agencies Reclamation Manual The Reclamation Manual (RM) describes mandatory requirements for Reclamation-wide programs Thomas-U.S. Congress on the Internet Search and retrieve U.S. Congressional bills, committee reports, public laws, and Congressional Record Virtual Reading Room of the Office of Policy Includes laws, regulations, and maps, as well as scientific and technical information relating to use and conservation of natural and cultural resources Please contact Kristi Thompson regarding this page. Last modified: 10/20/05 Feedback and Questions
    Lewiston National Rec. Area Lewiston Dam, Central Valley Project - Shasta/Trinity Division, is about 7 miles downstream from Trinity Dam. It diverts water by means of Clear Creek Tunnel to Whiskeytown Lake. The dam is 91 feet high and 745 feet long. The Trinity River Fish Hatchery, operated by the California Department of Fish and Game, has a capacity of about 40 million eggs. It is immediately downstream from Lewiston Dam and compensates for the upstream spawning area that has been rendered inaccessible and unusable by the dams. Lewiston Lake is more like a large, cold, slow-moving river with a large population of trout. Rainbow trout range from 8 to 18 inches, 12- to 14-inch average. The German brown average over 20 inches. Effective flies either cast from a drift boat or trolled slowly. Productive slow trolling. Shore fishing produces both varieties of trout.
    Library of Congress THOMAS (Library of Congress) was launched in January of 1995, at the inception of the 104th Congress. The leadership of the 104th Congress directed the Library of Congress to make federal legislative information freely available to the public. Since that time THOMAS has expanded the scope of its offerings to include the features and content listed below. Bills, Resolutions Activity in Congress Congressional Record Schedules, Calendars Committee Information Presidential Nominations Treaties Government Resources
    Library, DOI Department of the Interior library with links to: Bureau of Land Management Library This collection covers all aspects of land management, natural resources, minerals, computers science, and administration Bureau of Reclamation Library
    Library, Reclamation The Bureau of Reclamation Library provides a full range of services and materials to all Bureau of Reclamation employees. Other government organizations, private institutions and the general public have access to library materials and limited services are available. Our collection pertains to mission and related information; such as, engineering, the environment, construction, water resources, and many other engineering related subjects.
    Link River Dam Fish Passage Klamath Basin Area Office (KBAO) Link River Dam Fish Passage
    Los Vaqueros Expansion Investigation Los Vaqueros Expansion Investigation - These studies examine the feasibility of expanding Los Vaqueros Reservoir in Contra Costa County, California to improve water quality and water supply reliability for Bay Area water users while enhancing the Delta environment. Visit the project website at www.lvstudies.com to learn more about the Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Studies. The website contains background information, project fact sheets, available reports, updated project activities, and more.
    Managing for Excellence August issue of the progress report Managing for Excellence
    RCO (Regional Construction Office) The Regional Construction Office (MPCO), created in 1990 to manage Reclamation?s burgeoning construction program, is the cornerstone of all preconstruction, onsite construction management, and construction contract administration throughout southern Oregon, western Nevada, and central and northern California. Work history includes new construction, rehabilitation of existing facilities, extraordinary maintenance, concrete structures and buildings, safety of dams modifications, hazardous waste clean up and closure, fish screens, temperature control devices, fish facilities, canals and pipelines, pumping facilities, and storage dams and reservoirs.
    Native American Affairs Program Reclamation Native American Affairs Program - Reclamation is committed to increasing opportunities for Indians in developing, managing, and protecting their water resources. This program is a collaborative, coordinated, integrated function in Reclamation to help reach these goals. The Native American Affairs Office in the Commissioner's Office serves as the central coordination point for the Native American Affairs Program and is Reclamation's policy lead for all Native American issues. You can click on the map below to go to a region (for contacts and Tribes) or see technical assistance, education, policies, and water rights activities under the NAAO. See the Native American Program mission and vision.
    Native American Affairs Program (CGB Region) Native American Affairs Program (California-Great Basin Region)
    Natoma, Lake Recreation at Lake Natoma is managed by the California Department of Parks and Recreation under agreement with the Bureau of Reclamation. The Lake was created by Nimbus Dam across the American River. Lake Natoma is a regulating reservoir for releases from Folsom Lake. The Dam and Lake are features of the Central Valley project. Usually open 7 days per week, summer hours (April 1-October 15) are 6:00 a.m.
    NEPA, Environmental Docs CGB Region National Environmental Protection Act ( NEPA documents - THE place to find all environmental documents for this region such as FONSI, EIS and related.
    New Melones New Melones Dam and Reservoir are part of the Central Valley Project - New Melones Unit operated by the Bureau of Reclamation. Located 60 miles upstream on the Stanislaus River from the confluence of the San Joaquin River. The reservoir has a capacity of 2.4 million acre feet of water with 100 miles of shoreline, and a water surface area of 12,500 acres. New Melones is located between the historic mining towns of Sonora and Angels Camp on Highway 49 and is nestled in the Foothill Oak Woodlands of the Sierras at the 1100 ft elevation. Summer temperatures range from 85-100F and winter range from 32-60F.Gloryhole Recreation Area has two campgrounds (Big Oak and Ironhorse) with 144 campsites, 3 day-use areas, 30 miles of hiking/biking trails, a fish cleaning station, a swim beach, and 2 boat launch ramps with parking lots.
    New Melones Camping New Melones Lake offers year-round camping at two locations: Glory Hole Recreation Area, located approximately 6 miles (9 km) south of Angels Camp, California, and Tuttletown Recreation Area, located approximately 8 miles (13 km) north of Sonora, California. Both campgrounds at New Melones offer camping for tents and recreational vehicles. Walk-in campsites are also available in both recreation areas.
    New Melones Recreation Enhancement Act (REA) Fee Program New Melones Recreation Enhancement Act (REA) Fee Program homepage - EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The 2005 Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act, or REA for short (P.L. 108-447), provides authority for Reclamation to join four other federal agencies in a fee collection and revenue retention program, issue special recreation use permits, and participate in a nationwide parks pass initiative called the Interagency Pass program. For Reclamation, implementing this legislation marks the first time that certain recreation areas such as New Melones Lake are provided the opportunity to retain revenues at the site collected, to be used for the enhancement of recreation facilities and services and other public benefits.
    New Melones Resource Management Plan Resource Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement RMP/EIS The Bureau of Reclamation will prepare a combined Resource Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (RMP/EIS) for Reclamation-managed lands located at New Melones Lake Area. New Melones Lake Area is managed by the Central California Area Office, part of the Reclamation's California-Great Basin Region. This process will include consultation with local governments and interests, public hearings and scoping, visitor surveys, and development of a document with a proposed action and alternatives.
    New Melones Visitors Center Welcome to the New Melones Visitors Center. The Visitor Center and Museum are located on Highway 49, between Sonora and Angels Camp, just 1/4 mile south of the Highway 49 Stevenot Stanislaus River Bridge. The Visitor Center and Museum are open Memorial Weekend through Labor Day, seven days a week, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. From Labor Day through Memorial Weekend it is open five days a week, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., and is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. Volunteers and ranger staff are available to provide you information, maps and orientation to New Melones Lake and other local interests.
    Newlands Project - Nevada Water for the Newlands Project is diverted from the Truckee River into the Truckee Canal for irrigation of the Truckee Division and for conveyance to Lahontan Reservoir for storage. Water stored in Lahontan Reservoir or conveyed by the Truckee Canal is released into the Carson River either directly or through Lahontan Powerplant, and is diverted into the "V" and "T" Canals at Carson Diversion Dam for irrigation of the Carson Division.
    News, Reclamation News Releases and other information for Reclamation
    North-of-the-Delta Offstream Storage Investigation (NODOS) The North-of-the-Delta Off Stream Storage (NODOS) Investigation is a Feasibility Study being performed by the California Department of Water Resources and the Bureau of Reclamation, in partnership with local interests and pursuant to the CALFED Bay-Delta Program Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement/Report Record of Decision. The NODOS Investigation is evaluating potential offstream surface water storage projects in the upper Sacramento River Basin that could improve water supply and reliability, enhance anadromous fish survival, and provide high-quality water for agricultural, municipal and industrial, and environmental uses. The NODOS Investigation is one of five surface water storage studies recommended in the CALFED PEIS/EIR Record of Decision.
    Orland Project The Orland Project, in north-central California, is located in the Sacramento Valley about 100 miles north of Sacramento. The project incorporates parts of neighboring Glenn, Tehama, and Colusa Counties. The hub of the project, the town of Orland, is in northern Glenn County. One of the smallest projects ever tackled by Reclamation, the project irrigates one percent of the Sacramento Valley's total irrigable soil, 20,000 acres.
    Policy, Federal Government GSA Office of Government-wide Policy.
    Privacy Act The Privacy Act is a companion to the FOIA. The Privacy Act regulates Federal Government agency recordkeeping and disclosure practices. The Act allows most individuals to seek access to Federal agency records about themselves. As with the FOIA, the Privacy Act provides civil remedies for individuals whose rights have been violated. Together with the FOIA, the Privacy Act permits disclosure of most personal files to the individual who is the subject of the files.
    Program to Meet Standards (PTMS) Reclamation has initiated implementation of a program - Program to Meet Standards - to provide greater flexibility in meeting existing water quality standards and objectives for which the Central Valley Project has responsibility in order to reduce reliance on releases from New Melones Reservoir for those purposes. Implementation of PTMS is consistent with Public Law 108-361.
    Projects and Activities Reclamation Wide Projects and Activities on all Reclamation Projects can be found at this main database
    Ratebooks The latest edition of the WaterRatebooks and other water planning information.
    Ratesetting CVP Ratesetting processes, charges, reports, references, links and forms.
    Reclamation Reform Act Reclamation Reform Act - This document forms the foundation in statutory and administrative law for water conservation efforts: With the Reclamation Reform Act of 1982, Congress broadened Reclamation's empowerment from building and managing waterworks on the supply side, to also making sure federal water was being put to reasonable and beneficial use on the demand side. This hefty body of law covers a lot of topics. Browse the section titles for the items of interest, and then click on any frame you wish to print before choosing the print command.
    Reclamation, Instructions See the very latest Reclamation Manual and instructions.
    Sacramento River Division (CVP), Sacramento Canals Unit - CA The Sacramento Canals Unit of the Central Valley Project was designed to provide irrigation water in the Sacramento Valley, principally in Tehama, Glenn, and Colusa Counties. Authorized in 1950, the unit consists of Red Bluff Diversion Dam, Funks Dam, Corning Pumping Plant, Tehama-Colusa Canal, and Corning Canal. At the upper end of the Tehama-Colusa Canal are the Tehama-Colusa Fish Facilities, which Reclamation constructed and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) operates. Full and supplemental irrigation service is provided to about 98,000 acres. In 1963, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers finished building Black Butte Dam as a separate project. The Black Butte Integration Act of October 23, 1970, brought Black Butte Dam and Reservoir under the auspices of the Sacramento River Division as the Black Butte Unit.
    Sacramento River Water Reliability Study (SRWRS) Sacramento River Water Reliability Study (SRWRS) a.k.a. Sacramento River Diversion Feasibility Study
    Safety of Dams Program Welcome to the California-Great Basin Region Safety of Dams (SOD) Program Homepage. The Dam Safety Home Page provides you with a diverse amount of dam safety and dam safety-related information.
    San Felipe Division (CVP), CA The San Felipe Division of the Central Valley Project, in the central coastal area of California, embraces the Santa Clara Valley in Santa Clara County, the northern portion of San Benito County, the southern portion of Santa Cruz County, and the northern edge of Monterey county. Authorized in 1960, the division provides supplemental water to 63,500 acres of land, in addition to 132,400 acre-feet of water annually for municipal and industrial use. Water from San Luis Reservoir is transported to the Santa Clara-San Benito service area through Pacheco Tunnel and other project features which include 48.5 miles of closed conduits, two pumping plants, and one small reservoir. Provisions for future construction of about 25 miles of closed conduit to Santa Cruz and Monterey counties are included in the division features.
    San Joaquin River Restoration Program The San Joaquin River Restoration Program (SJRRP) is a comprehensive long-term effort to restore flows to the San Joaquin River from Friant Dam to the confluence of Merced River, ensure irrigation supplies to Friant Water users, and restore a self-sustaining fishery in the river.
    San Joaquin River Riparian Habitat Restoration Program San Joaquin River Riparian Habitat Restoration Program - Since 1997, the San Joaquin River Riparian Habitat Program (SJRRHRP) has focused on: (a) bringing together diverse interest groups to promote the development of consensus based riparian restoration (b) funding or supporting various restoration programs, activities, and efforts beneficial to the restoration of the San Joaquin River. This effort falls under the purview of the Central Valley Project Improvement Act (CVPIA) established in 1992.
    San Luis Unit Drainage San Luis Drainage Feature Re-evaluation and EIS - The Bureau of Reclamation is re-evaluating options for providing drainage service to the San Luis Unit of the Central Valley Project. Proposed drainage service alternatives will be selected that maintain environmental quality and provide for continued agricultural production in a manner consistent with the Plan of Action (adobe formatted) filed April 18, 2001, in Sumner Peck Ranch, Inc., et al., v. Bureau of Reclamation, et al. A Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), pursuit to the National Environmental Policy Act, was published in the Federal Register on Tuesday, October 2, 2001.
    San Luis Reservoir Low Point Improvement Project (SLLPP) Reclamation, along with the San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority (Authority) and Santa Clara Valley Water District (SCVWD), is preparing a Feasibility Study for the San Luis Reservoir Low Point Improvement Project (Project). In Public Law (PL) 108 361, Section 103(f)(1)(A), the Secretary of the Interior was authorized to conduct feasibility studies of San Luis Reservoir.
    Semitropic Stored Water Recovery UnitSpecial Study Report In November 2007, Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) completed this Special Study to determine if a potential Federal interest exists in participating in the Stored Water Recovery Unit (SWRU) project of the Semitropic Water Storage District (Semitropic).
    Shasta Lake Water Resources Investigation (SLWRI) Shasta Lake Water Resources Investigation (SLWRI) Mission Statement: To develop an implementable plan primarily involving the enlargement of Shasta Dam and Reservoir to promote increased survival of anadromous fish populations in the upper Sacramento River; increased water supply reliability; and to the extent possible through meeting these objectives, include features to benefit other identified ecosystem, flood control, and water resources needs.
    Shasta National Rec Area Shasta Dam and reservoir are features of the Central Valley Project - Shasta/Trinity Divisions. Recreation at the reservoir is managed by the U.S. Forest Service under agreement with the Bureau of Reclamation, Northern California Area Office. Created by a dam across the Sacramento River, Shasta Reservoir is the largest reservoir in California with 370 miles of shoreline. Located 12 miles north of Redding, the reservoir provides excellent year-round bank or boat fishing.
    Solano Project Monticello Dam is located on Putah Creek where the stream crosses the eastern boundary of Napa County. It regulates flows along the lower reaches of Putah Creek and stores surplus water. The dam is a concrete, medium-thick arch structure with a height of 304 feet above the foundation and a crest length of 1,023 feet. Monticello Dam Powerplant was built in 1983. It is at the base of the Monticello Dam, and has 3 generators. The was built under a FERC license and is owned, operated and maintained by Solano Irrigation District.
    Special Emphasis Program (SEP) The Special Emphasis Program (SEP) provides a forum for dynamic individuals to be a part of exciting and rewarding diversity initiatives within the CGB Region. Under the guidance of Federal Equal Employment laws and directives, the SEP provides a broad framework in developing measurable objectives to attract qualified minorities, women, veterans, and the disabled for employment opportunities within the Bureau of Reclamation. Specifically, the SEP has coordinators in the following concentrations: Federal Women's Program, American Indian/Alaskan Native, African-American, Hispanic, Disability, and Asian American/Pacific Islander.
    State Water Contractors SWC The State Water Contractors is a non-profit association of 27 public agencies from Northern, Central and Southern California that purchase water under contract from the California State Water Project. Collectively, the State Water Contractors deliver water to more than 25 million residents throughout the state and more than 750,000 acres of agricultural lands.
    Stony Gorge Modification Stony Gorge Dam is located about 18 miles downstream from East Park Dam on Stony Creek and about 25 miles west of the town of Willows. Studies ongoing since 2001 indicated that a large earthquake could cause the vertical concrete buttresses that support the dam to buckle, possibly leading to subsequent dam leakage or collapse. Construction of the structural modifications is scheduled to begin in late 2006 and will take about 3 years to complete. The dam modifications will consist of building a concrete wall and additional supports between the vertical buttresses to provide increased stability to them during an earthquake.
    Sugar Pine Recreation at Sugar Pine Reservoir is managed by Tahoe National Forest under an agreement with the Bureau of Reclamation. Sugar Pine Reservoir was created by Sugar Pine Dam across Shirttail Creek. The dam is a feature of the Central Valley project, American River Division, Folsom Auburn Unit. The reservoir offers four main recreation areas around the lake. The complex, which opened in May 1985, contains two campgrounds, boat ramp, hiking trails, picnic area, swimming beach, and a trailer dump station. The facilities are operated under a concession agreement between the U.S. Forest Service and the L&L Inc. Most facilities have been designed to accommodate wheelchairs. Some facilities are available on a reservation basis only. Fishing for warm and cold water species is good. There is a boating speed limit on the lake of ten miles per hour.
    Telephone Numbers - Reclamation Contact our employees by using our Reclamation telephone directory
    Telephone Numbers, CGB Region Telephone Numbers for the main offices and field offices of the California-Great Basin Region
    Telephone Numbers, Reclamation Main Telephone numbers for all Reclamation offices
    Trinity River Bridges Project Trinity River Bridges Project - (Environmental Documents) address the environmental issues, alternatives, and impacts associated with the modification and/or replacement of the Salt Flat, Bucktail, Poker Bar, and Biggers Road bridges on the Trinity River, below Lewiston Dam. Completion of the preferred alternative at each of these bridge sites will allow these bridges to safely pass large flows to: 1) provide flexibility for possible future changes to the operation of the Trinity River Division of the Central Valley Project; 2) provide safe year-round access to cross river parcels; and 3) meet requirements for increased flows as needed for environmental and fishery restoration of the Trinity River.
    Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge was established on January 4, 1994 with an initial purchase of 4,400 acres. Since that time, the refuge has acquired additional acreage which now totals 17,500 acres.
    Trinity River Restoration Program Trinity River Restoration Program - In 1984 the Trinity River Basin Fish and Wildlife Management Act (PL 98-541) was signed, authorizing the Secretary of the Interior to develop and implement a management program to restore the fish and wildlife populations in the Trinity River Basin to levels which existed prior to construction of the Trinity and Lewiston dams.
    Truckee Canal Re-Operations At approximately 4:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 5, 2008, a breach occurred in the Truckee Canal, a Newlands Project facility in northern Nevada, owned by the Bureau of Reclamation and operated and maintained by the Truckee Carson Irrigation District (TCID). As a result of the breach, an uncontrolled release of water flowed into irrigated lands and a portion of the City of Fernley, located some 30 miles east of Reno. About 590 homes were flooded. To rapidly isolate the breach and drain the canal in the area where it occurred, TCID operated available spillways, wasteways, check structures, and nearby lateral canals. The breach was sealed by about 4 p.m. that same day. The Truckee-Carson Irrigation District began construction on January 16, 2008, to repair the breach in the Truckee Canal using a Zoned Earthfill Embankment type design. Repairs were completed on February 18, 2008. The Zoned Earthfill Embankment design is similar to that used in major earthen dam structures. This approach was used because of the urban area that lies downslope of the canal and the importance of protecting public health and safety. What makes this type of design special is that it provides multiple layers of protection to prevent failure.
    Truckee River Operating Agreement Truckee River Operating Agreement - implementation of the Truckee River Operating Agreement (TROA) in accordance with Public Law 101-618, Truckee-Carson-Pyramid Lake Water Rights Settlement Act of 1990. The primary purpose of TROA is to modify operation of Federal and selected non-Federal reservoirs in the Truckee River basin located in northeastern California and northwestern Nevada, enhance conditions for threatened and endangered fish species, increase drought protection, improve river water quality, and enhance instream flows. Signatories to TROA are U.S. Department of the Interior, States of Nevada and California, Truckee Meadows Water Authority, and Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe.
    Truckee Storage Project, California/Nevada Supplemental water provided by the Truckee Storage Project is stored in Boca Reservoir on the Little Truckee River and released for better regulation of the Truckee River according to the Truckee River Agreement. The ditch companies which form the Washoe County Water Conservation District divert and deliver irrigation water, while 7 subdistricts maintain control and administration. Unit Description and Facilities
    Upper San Joaquin River Basin Storage Investigation The Upper San Joaquin River Basin Storage Investigation is a feasibility study being performed by the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation and the California Department of Water Resources. The investigation is evaluating alternatives to develop water supplies from the San Joaquin River that could contribute to restoration of, and improve water quality in, the San Joaquin River and enhance conjunctive management and exchanges to provide high-quality water to urban areas. This investigation is one of five surface water storage studies recommended in the CALFED Bay-Delta Program Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement/Report Record of Decision of August 2000.
    Ventura Project Ventura Project - The Ventura River Project was authorized on March 1, 1956, is one of three large-scale Federal water projects in the Southwest California region; the other two are the Santa Maria and the Cachuma Projects. These "seacoast projects" capture the seasonal floodwaters that would otherwise "waste to the sea."
    Warren Act and Other Contracts Warren Act and Other Contracts
    Washoe Project The Washoe Project comprises the drainage basins of the Truckee and lower Carson Rivers. The project covers an area in west central Nevada that includes the cities of Reno, Sparks and Fallon, and the Town of Fernley. The project also covers a small portion of east central California in the vicinity of Lake Tahoe, including the cities of Truckee, Tahoe City, and South Lake Tahoe. The project was designed to improve the regulation of runoff from the Truckee and lower Carson River systems. It also provides fishery uses, flood protection, fish and wildlife benefits, and recreation development. The Truckee and the lower Carson Rivers and their tributaries are the principal streams in the project area. The rivers drain the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada and are fed primarily by melting snow. The flows are high in the spring but drop sharply after midsummer. Major features of the project include Prosser Creek, Stampede, and Marble Bluff Dams, and Pyramid Lake Fishway, now in operation.
    Water Banking The goal for preparing Guidelines is to provide criteria under which districts who receive Central Valley Project (CVP) water under water service or repayment contracts, water rights settlement contracts, or exchange contracts can participate in groundwater banking programs outside their contract service areas. The use of CVP water for water banking purposes will provide CVP contractors? operational flexibility and will facilitate better management of CVP water supplies for drought planning and water supply reliability.
    Water Contractors Listings of Water Contrators (Agricultural and M&I) and Water Users and their websites
    Water Cycle, The Earth's water is always in movement, and the water cycle, also known as the hydrologic cycle, describes the continuous movement of water on, above, and below the surface of the Earth. Since the water cycle is truly a "cycle," there is no beginning or end. Water can change states among liquid, vapor, and ice at various places in the water cycle, with these processes happening in the blink of an eye and over millions of years.
    Water Education Center, American River The American River Water Education Center The American River Water Education Center, located at Folsom Dam, offers an exciting way to experience the watershed of the American River and to appreciate the importance of water in California.
    Water Safety Millions of citizens enjoy recreating on waters associated with Reclamation facilities. Make sure your friends and family are protected by planning and discussing the safety aspects of your outing.
    Water Science for Schools Welcome to the U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) Water Science for Schools web site! We offer information on many aspects of water, along with pictures, data, maps, and an interactive center where you can give opinions and test your water knowledge. You can choose a topic from the menu below, get a description of our main water topics, or view our site map. This Web site is also available in Spanish
    Watershare WaterShare Documents include: Performance Measures for Water Use Efficiency Projects, Ag Annual Update, Bureau of Reclamation Criteria, Central Valley Project Improvement Act, Conservation Connection Newsletters, California-Great Basin Region Annual Reports, Project Reports, Reclamation Reform Act, USBR Drought Handbook, Water Management Planning
    Watershare (Water Conservation Program) Water Conservation Program - Welcome to WaterShare, the California-Great Basin Region's virtual water conservation center. At this site you'll find technical advice for professional water managers; water wise gardens of California; and activities for students K-12 to learn about water conservation.
    Watershare Contacts WaterShare Contacts
    Watershare Resources WaterShare 2005 resources include - Standard Criteria for Evaluating Water Management Plans Using the Ag BMP Calculation Tables Urban BMP Calculation Tables Online Reporting Best Management Practice Ag Annual Update Forms Mail-In Hard Copy Only Final 2004 Refuge Criteria 2004 Final Regional Criteria Drought Handbook Teacher Lesson Plans
    Watershare, Documents WaterShare Documents available include:Performance Measures for Water Use Efficiency Projects Ag Annual Update Bureau of Reclamation Criteria Central Valley Project Improvement Act Conservation Connection Newsletters CGB Region Annual Reports Project Reports Reclamation Reform Act USBR Drought Handbook Water Management Planning
    West San Joaquin Division (CVP) San Luis Unit - CA The San Luis Unit, a part of the Central Valley Project and also part of the State of California Water Plan, was authorized in 1960. Reclamation and the State of California constructed and operates this unit jointly.
    Wildlife Management, Klamath Project Public Law 88-567 Act of September 2, 1964 (Kuchel Act) 78 Stat.850 Section 1. Policy of the Congress. ? It is hereby declared to be the policy of the Congress to stabilize the ownership of the land in the Klamath Federal reclamation project, Oregon and California, as well as the administration and management of the Klamath Federal reclamation project and the Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge, Upper Klamath National Wildlife Refuge, and Clear Lake National Wildlife Refuge, to preserve intact the necessary existing habitat for migratory waterfowl in the vital area of the Pacific flyway, and to prevent depredations of migratory waterfowl on the agricultural crops in the Pacific Coast States. (78 Stat. 850; 16 U.S.C. ? 695k)
    WIIN Act (Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation) Congress passed the WIIN Act legislation on December 16, 2016, with a sunset date of December 16, 2021. The WIIN ACT is comprehensive legislation relating to water infrastructure at several Departments. Subtitle J & California Water & in the legislation is specific to Reclamation.

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