Meetings scheduled for public input on efforts to maximize Central Valley Project deliveries

Media Contact: Erin Curtis, 916-978-5100, 01/03/2018 16:16

For Release: January 03, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Bureau of Reclamation published a notice of intent Friday to prepare an environmental impact statement, “Revisions to the Coordinated Long-term Operation of the Central Valley Project and State Water Project, and Related Facilities” in the Federal Register https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/12/29/2017-28215/notice-of-intent-to-prepare-a-draft-environmental-impact-statement-revisions-to-the-coordinated.

Reclamation is seeking comments by Feb. 1, 2018, that will be used to develop alternatives to the proposed action. Two public meetings have been scheduled to receive oral or written comments:

  • Tuesday, Jan. 16, from 6-8 p.m. at the San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority, 842 Sixth St. in Los Banos
  • Tuesday, Jan. 23, from 2-4 p.m. at the Stanford Room, 650 Capitol Mall in Sacramento

The CVP is a major water source for agricultural, municipal and industrial, and fish and wildlife demands in California. State and federal regulatory actions and other agreements have significantly reduced the water available for delivery south of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. This project will evaluate alternatives to restore water supply in consideration of all authorized purposes of the CVP.

Written comments are due by close of business, Feb. 1, 2018, by U.S. mail or hand-delivery to Katrina Harrison, project manager, Bureau of Reclamation, Bay-Delta Office, 801 I Street, Suite 140, Sacramento, CA 95814-2536; fax 916-414-2439; or email kharrison@usbr.gov. For additional information, please contact Harrison at 916-414-2425 (TTY 800-877-8339).

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