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

Media Contact: Erin Curtis, 916-978-5100, eccurtis@usbr.gov

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 http://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_projdetails.cfm?Project_ID=24095. 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 www.restoresjr.net.

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