San Joaquin River Restoration Flows’ recapture allowed for Friant Division farmers

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

For Release: March 05, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Bureau of Reclamation has signed a finding of no significant impact for the San Joaquin River Restoration Program’s plan to recapture a portion of the 2018 San Joaquin River Restoration Flows at Patterson and/or Banta-Carbona irrigation districts though Feb. 28, 2019.

The project involves recapturing Restoration Flows and conveying them via the Delta-Mendota Canal to San Luis Reservoir; they are then available for recirculation to the Friant Division long-term contractors. Both districts have screened pumping plants on the San Joaquin River and a 40 cubic feet per second and 65 cfs connection respectively, up to the Delta-Mendota Canal. The amount of recaptured flows will depend on hydrologic conditions and availability of Restoration Flows, as well as recapture and conveyance capacity.

The documents are available at For additional information or to request a copy of the documents, please contact Becky Victorine at 916-978-4624 (TTY 800-877-8339).

For more on the San Joaquin River Restoration Program, please visit

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