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Released On: February 12, 2013

Reclamation Seeks Public Comment on the Conaway Preservation Group Draft Amendatory Settlement
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Bureau of Reclamation today announced the availability of the draft Amendatory Contract between the United States and Conaway Preservation Group, LLC, Diverter of Water from Sacramento River Sources, Settling Water Rights Disputes and Providing for Project Water.

The Contract being amended is “Contract No. 14-06-200-7422A-R-1, dated March 4, 2005”. This amendatory contract is intended to recognize the impending assignment of 10,000 acre-feet of base supply to the Woodland Davis Clean Water Agency. The changes to the contract reduces the amount of base water supply by 10,000 acre-feet under the Conaway Contract, approves a new point of diversion, and adds municipal and industrial as a purpose of use. The assignment has been approved by the State Water Resources Control Board on December 21, 2012 and Conaway's Water Right License was amended to reflect the assignment.

The Contract is available on Reclamation’s website at: http://www.usbr.gov/mp/cvpia/3404c/lt_contracts/2013_int_cts/Contract_Assignments/index.html.

Written Comments may be sent to Natalie Wolder, Bureau of Reclamation, 1140 West Wood Street, Willows, CA 95988. You may also contact Natalie by phone at 530-934-1356 or email nwolder@usbr.gov. The comment period is 60-days. All comments must be received by close of business Friday, April 12, 2013.

For additional information or if you have difficulty accessing the contract online please contact the Public Affairs Office at 916-978-5100 (TTY 916-978-5608) or email mppublicaffairs@usbr.gov.

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