Reclamation Releases Environmental Documents for Ivanhoe Irrigation District’s Control System Project

Media Contact: Pete Lucero, MP Region Public Affairs Officer, 916-978-5100

For Release: November 14, 2012

FRESNO, Calif. -- The Bureau of Reclamation has made available for public review draft environmental documents for the Ivanhoe Irrigation District Control System Project, which would be funded under the WaterSMART Water and Energy Efficiency Grant Program.

Reclamation would provide a $300,000 grant to the district, located in Tulare County, for installation of control system equipment and three pumps, as well as associated construction work. Under the WaterSMART program, Reclamation provides cost-share funding on a competitive basis for water conservation and energy efficiency projects.

The Draft Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact were prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and may be viewed online at If you encounter problems accessing the documents online, please call 916-978-5100 (TTY 916-978-5608) or email

Comments are due by close of business Wednesday, Nov. 28. Comments may be emailed to Shelly Hatleberg at or mailed to Hatleberg, Bureau of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way, MP-410, Sacramento, CA 95825.
To request a copy of the environmental documents or for additional information, please contact Hatleberg at 916-978-5050 or

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The Draft Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact