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Reclamation Releases Draft Environmental Documents for Carvalho Ranch Water Transfer

Media Contact: Shane Hunt, 916-978-5100,

For Release: December 23, 2015

FRESNO, Calif. -The Bureau of Reclamation has released for public review the Draft Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for the annual transfer of up to 560 acre-feet of Carvalho Ranch’s contract water from their lower productivity lands to higher productivity lands over a nine-year period.

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

Comments are due by close of business, Thursday, January 21, 2016. Please email comments Written comments may also be mailed to Kelly Baker, Bureau of Reclamation, 1243 N Street, Fresno, CA 93721 or faxed to 559-487-5927.

Copies of the Draft EA/FONSI may also be viewed at Reclamation’s Fresno office at the above address. For additional information or to request a copy of the Draft EA/FONSI, please contact Kelly Baker at 559-487-5039 (TTY 800-877-8339).

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