Truckee Canal pre-construction repayment contract available for review

Media Contact: Erin Curtis, 916-978-5100,

For Release: August 07, 2017

CARSON CITY, Nev. - The Bureau of Reclamation and the Truckee-Carson Irrigation District have completed negotiations on a repayment contract for pre-construction costs associated with extraordinary maintenance on the Truckee Canal.

The Truckee-Carson Irrigation District will agree to repay Reclamation based on the negotiated terms of the contract. The pre-construction costs in the contract include National Environmental Policy Act compliance, studies for corrective actions and feasibility, along with risk assessment and design work associated with major non-recurring maintenance of the Truckee Canal. The maintenance is to ensure the continued safe, dependable and reliable delivery of water for irrigation and other beneficial uses to lands within the Newlands Project’s service area.

Under Section 9603 of the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of March 30, 2009 (Public Law 111-11, 123 State. 1348, 43 U.S. C. §510b), Reclamation is authorized to advance the costs incurred for extraordinary maintenance work and negotiate appropriate repayment contracts.

The draft contract is available for a 60-day comment period and is available on the Mid-Pacific Region webpage at . If you encounter problems accessing the document, please call 916-978-5100 (TTY 800-877-8339) or email

Written comments must be received by close of business Friday, October 6, 2017, and should be sent to Deborah Page, Bureau of Reclamation, 705 North Plaza Street, Suite 320, Carson City, NV 89701. Comments may also be faxed to 775-884-8376 or emailed to For additional information please contact Page at 775-884-8392.

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