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Reclamation Releases Draft Environmental Document for the Sweeney/McCune Creek Outflow Recovery and Automation Project

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

For Release: December 23, 2015

FOLSOM, Calif. – The Bureau of Reclamation has released the Draft Environmental Assessment/Initial Study (EA/IS) for the Sweeney/McCune Creek Outflow Recovery and Automation Project.

Through a WaterSMART Water and Energy Efficiency Grant, Reclamation will provide financial assistance to the Solano Irrigation District to recover surface water outflow for redistribution within the District. The project would improve water use efficiency by installing a long crested weir, integrated flume meters and automated discharge gates. The project is located in Solano County.

Under the WaterSMART Grants Program, Reclamation provides cost-share funding on projects that promote benefits to water conservation and energy efficiency.

The Draft EA/IS 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

Comments are due by close of business Friday, Jan. 22, 2016. Please send comments to Carolyn Bragg, Bureau of Reclamation, 7794 Folsom Dam Road, Folsom, CA 95630. Comments may also be faxed to Bragg at 916-989-7208 or emailed to

For additional information or to request a copy of the document, please contact Bragg at 916-989-7198 (TTY 800-877-8339). The document may also be viewed at Reclamation’s Central California Area Office at the above address.

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