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Reclamation Releases Environmental Document on Cawelo Water District Calloway Canal Lining Project

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

For Release: December 20, 2012

FRESNO, Calif. –The Bureau of Reclamation has released for public review an Environmental Assessment of a proposed canal lining project that would be partially funded with a CALFED Water Use Efficiency Project grant.  

Under the proposed action, Reclamation would provide grant funding to Cawelo Water District for lining a portion of the Calloway Canal near Bakersfield, Calif., to reduce seepage of water.

The CALFED Bay-Delta Program is a 30-year program among 25 federal and state agencies with responsibility in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. CALFED Water Use Efficiency Program grants provide matching funds for water conservation projects.

The EA was prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and may be viewed at If you encounter problems accessing the documents online, please call 916-978-5100 (TTY 916-978-5608) or e-mail

Written comments are due by close of business, Thursday, Jan. 17 and may be mailed to Ben Nelson, Bureau of Reclamation, 801 I Street, Suite 140, Sacramento, CA 95814, emailed to, or faxed to 916-414-2439.  For additional information or to receive a copy of the EA, please contact Nelson at 916-414-2424.

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The EA