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Correction - Reclamation Releases Final Environmental Documents for Accelerated Water Transfer and Exchange Program for Friant Division and Cross Valley Contractors

Media Contact: Shane Hunt, 916-978-5100, 01/21/2016 14:45

For Release: January 21, 2016

FRESNO, Calif. - The Bureau of Reclamation released the Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for the implementation of an accelerated process for annual water transfers and/or exchanges pursuant to Section 3405(a) of the CVPIA for Contract Years 2016 through 2020 (March 1, 2016 to February 28, 2021).

The accelerated process will continue previous accelerated programs allowing timely water management between Friant Division and Cross Valley Central Valley Project contractors to meet agricultural demands and/or municipal and industrial or other water requirements.

The Final 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 (TTY 800-877-8339) or email For additional information or to request a copy of the Final EA/FONSI, please contact Kelly Baker at 559-487-5039 (TTY 800-877-8339).

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