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Final Environmental Documents for the Sacramento Municipal Utility District Warren Act Contract Available

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

For Release: December 28, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Bureau of Reclamation has released the Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for the interim renewal Warren Act contract for the Sacramento Municipal Utility District’s conveyance of up to 15,000 acre-feet of non-Central Valley Project water for municipal and industrial uses. The 30-day public comment period for the Draft EA ended on December 17; no comments were received on the document.

Reclamation proposes to approve a Warren Act contract for the conveyance, within a 26-month period, of up to 15,000 acre-feet of SMUD’s non-CVP water annually. The conveyance of water would be through the Folsom South Canal at Nimbus Dam for municipal and industrial uses within SMUD’s service area at Rancho Seco in southeastern Sacramento County.

The Final EA and FONSI were prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and are available at If you encounter problems accessing the documents online, please call 916-978-5100 or email

For additional information or to request a copy of the Final EA or FONSI, please contact Elizabeth Dyer at 916-989-7256 or

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The Final EA and FONSI