Reclamation released draft environmental document for five-year Warren Act groundwater conveyance contracts in the Tehama-Colusa Canal

Media Contact: Erin Curtis, 9169785100

For Release: February 20, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Bureau of Reclamation has released the Draft Environmental Assessment for proposed five-year Warren Act contracts with water service contractors within the Sacramento Canals Unit of the Central Valley Project.

The contracts will convey up to 86,200 acre-feet of groundwater per contract year in the Tehama-Colusa Canal to downstream users. The proposal will allow Reclamation to establish new contracts along the TCC from March 2018 through February 2023.

The Draft EA is available at and will be available for public comment for a 10-day review period.

Comments are due by close of business Monday, Feb. 26, 2018. Written comments may be mailed to Megan Simon, Bureau of Reclamation, Northern California Area Office, 16349 Shasta Dam Boulevard, Shasta Lake, CA 96019 or emailed to or faxed to 530-275-2441.

For additional information or to request a copy of the document, please contact Simon at 530-276-2045 (TTY 800-877-8339) or The document may also be viewed at Reclamation's Northern California Area Office at the above address.

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