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Released On: January 25, 2013

Final Environmental Documents Released for a One-Year Warren Act Contract and License with Delta Lands Reclamation District No. 770

FRESNO, Calif. - The Bureau of Reclamation today released final environmental documents on redirection of floodwater by Delta Lands Reclamation District No. 770 from the Kings, St. John’s and Tule Rivers into the Friant-Kern Canal, a feature of Central Valley Project.  

The one-year Warren Act contract allows the District to convey water in Reclamation facilities in order to protect agricultural lands and public improvements in the Tulare Lakebed from floodwaters. The license will allow the district to store, operate, and maintain pumping facilities on federal lands and permit the existing infrastructure to remain in place.

The Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact were prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, and are available online at http://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_projdetails.cfm?Project_ID=8881. If you encounter problems accessing the document online, please call 916-978-5100 or email mppublicaffairs@usbr.gov.

For additional information or to request a copy of the Final EA and/or FONSI, please contact Rain Healer at rhealer@usbr.gov or 559-487-5196, TTY 800-735-2929. 

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