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

Media Contact: Louis Moore, 916-978-5100,

For Release: January 22, 2014

SACRAMENTO, 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 award Cawelo Water District with the Grant to assist in funding the lining of Reach B of the Calloway Canal near Bakersfield, Calif.  Lining 4,124 feet of Reach B would reduce seepage from the canal of about 1,442 acre-feet per year.  

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 800-877-8339) or e-mail

Written comments should be sent to Doug Kleinsmith, Bureau of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825. Comments may be emailed to, or faxed to 916-978-5055. Comments must be received by close of business Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014.

For additional information or to receive a copy of the EA, please contact Kleinsmith at 916-978-5034 (TTY 800-877-8339). Copies of the document may also be viewed at Reclamation’s Mid-Pacific Regional office at the above address.

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