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Reclamation Releases Draft Environmental Documents for the Proposed Contra Costa Water District Shortcut Pipeline Improvements Project

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

For Release: December 29, 2016

FRESNO, Calif. - The Bureau of Reclamation has released for public review the Draft Environmental Assessment and Draft Finding of No Significant Impact for the Contra Costa Water District Shortcut Pipeline Improvements Project. Under the Proposed Action, a variety of improvements would be made to the Shortcut Pipeline and the immediately surrounding area in order to simplify operations and maintenance.

The Draft EA and 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, Monday, Jan. 30, 2017. Please email Written comments may also be mailed to Stacy Holt, Bureau of Reclamation, 1243 N Street, Fresno, CA 93721 or faxed to 559-487-5927.

For additional information or to request a copy of the Draft EA and FONSI, please contact Holt at 559-487-5295 (TTY 800-877-8339). Copies of the Draft EA and FONSI may also be viewed at Reclamation’s Fresno office at the above address.

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