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Reclamation Announces A Proposed Warren Act Contract with El Dorado Irrigation District

Media Contact: Jeffrey McCracken, 916-978-5100

For Release: January 10, 2008

The Bureau of Reclamation and El Dorado Irrigation District have completed negotiations for a Warren Act contract for the use of Reclamation's Folsom Reservoir to convey up to 4,560 acre-feet of non-project water annually when excess capacity exists.  The contract has a term of 40 years and is available for a 60-day public review and comment period.  Reclamation will not execute this contract until the Endangered Species Act, Section 7 consultation process for the Central Valley Project Operations Criteria and Plan is complete.

The Warren Act of February 21, 1911 authorized the United States to execute contracts for the conveyance and storage of non-project water in Federal facilities when excess capacity exists. 

The proposed contract is available online at:  To request a copy of the contract or for additional information, please contact Mr. Brian Deason at 916-989-7173.  If you encounter problems accessing documents online, please contact Ms. Lynnette Wirth at 916-978-5102 or email

Written comments must be received by close of business Monday, March 10, 2008, and should be sent to Mr. Brian Deason, Bureau of Reclamation, 7794 Folsom Dam Road, Folsom, California 95630.  Comments may also be faxed to Mr. Deason at 916-989-7208 or e-mailed to

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Proposed Contract