Reclamation requests comments on Draft Feasibility Report for Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Project Phase 2; public meeting announced

Media Contact: Erin Curtis, 916-978-5100, 02/02/2018 10:45

For Release: February 02, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Bureau of Reclamation has released the Draft Feasibility Report documenting draft findings of the potential costs, benefits and impacts of the Los Vaqueros Reservoir (LVE) Expansion Project. As part of a continuing effort to increase storage capability throughout California, Reclamation and the Contra Costa Water District have been working together on Phase 2 of the project to increase the capacity from 160,000 acre-feet up to 275,000 acre-feet and adding new conveyance facilities.

A public meeting on the draft report will be held on Feb. 22, 2018, from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. at the Tsakopoulos Library Galleria, 828 I Street, Sacramento. There will be a presentation and written comments on the Draft Feasibility Report will be accepted.

The LVE is a joint investigation between Reclamation and CCWD authorized by Congress in 2003. The objectives of the expansion are to develop water supplies for environmental water management, increase water supply reliability for water providers within the San Francisco Bay Area, and improve the quality of water deliveries to municipal and industrial customers.

The Draft Feasibility Report is available on Reclamation’s website at https://www.usbr.gov/mp/vaqueros/. To request a copy of the document, please contact Lisa Rainger, Bureau of Reclamation, at 916-978-5090 (TTY 800-877-8339). Copies may also be viewed at Reclamation’s Mid-Pacific Regional Office at 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825.

Written comments are due by close of business March 3, 2018 and may be mailed to Lisa Rainger, Bureau of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way, W-2830, Sacramento, CA 95825. Comments may also be emailed to lrainger@usbr.gov or faxed to Rainger at 916-978-5094. Comments may also be submitted at the public meeting on Feb. 22.

For additional information on the LVE Expansion Project, please visit https://www.usbr.gov/mp/vaqueros/ or www.ccwater.com/lvstudies

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