San Luis Unit Drainage

Northerly Districts Agreement

A draft agreement between the United States and the Pacheco Water District, Panoche Water District, and San Luis Water District (collectively referred to as the Northerly Districts) would relieve Reclamation of its obligation to provide drainage service to the Northerly Districts. It parallels a September 2015 settlement agreement between the U.S. and Westlands Water District, and in combination with the Westlands settlement, would fully relieve the U.S. of its obligation to provide drainage service within the San Luis Unit of the Central Valley Project, if enacted into law.

To be open and transparent and solicit the public’s input on this important step forward to resolving Reclamation’s drainage obligations, the draft Northerly Districts’ agreement is available for public review and comment. Comments are due by close of business, Monday, Aug. 8, 2016. Please mail or deliver comments to Northerly Districts Agreement, Bureau of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way, MP-170, Sacramento, CA 95825.

Northerly Districts Agreement (PDF - 168KB)

Northerly Agreement Business Case Summary Chart (PDF - 120KB)

Q&A Northerly Districts Drainage Agreement (PDF - 88KB)

Westlands Drainage Settlement

On September 15th 2015, the U.S. Department of Justice and the Westlands Water District signed a settlement agreement that would relieve the United States of significant financial obligations and legal liability regarding agricultural drainage service in Westlands Water District.

Settlement Agreement (PDF - 2.46MB)

Additional Information on the Settlement (PDF - 68KB)

WWD Settlement Business Case Summary Chart (PDF - 116KB)


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Last Updated: 11/3/20