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Reclamation Releases Environmental Document for the Tracy Lake Groundwater Recharge Project

Media Contact: Louis Moore, 916-978-5100, 01/27/2014 12:59

For Release: January 27, 2014

FOLSOM, Calif. – The Bureau of Reclamation has released an Environmental Assessment for the North San Joaquin Water Conservation District Tracy Lake Groundwater Recharge Project as part of the WaterSMART Grant Program.

Reclamation proposes to provide funding for the Tracy Lake Groundwater Recharge Project. The proposed project consists of construction and operation associated with a new water diversion intake structure with a fish screen in the Mokelumne River. The project would include a new pump station and pipeline to convey the diverted water to Tracy Lake from the Mokelumne River.

WaterSMART is the U.S. Department of the Interior’s sustainable water initiative that uses the best available science to improve water conservation and help water resource managers identify strategies to narrow the gap between supply and demand. Through WaterSMART grants, Reclamation provides 50/50 cost-share funding to irrigation and water districts, tribes, states and other entities with water or power delivery authority. You can learn more about WaterSMART at .

The EA was prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and is available at If you encounter problems accessing the document, please call 916-978-5100 or email

Please send written comments to Patti Clinton, Bureau of Reclamation, 7794 Folsom Dam Road, Folsom, CA 95630-1799, by close of business, Friday, February 28, 2014. Comments may also be faxed to Clinton at 916-989-7208 or emailed to For additional information or to request a copy of the Draft EA, please contact Clinton at 916-989-7173 (1-800-877-8339).

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