Reclamation released final environmental document for Cawelo Water District Famoso Basin Pipeline Project

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

For Release: March 19, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Bureau of Reclamation will grant Cawelo Water District $750,000 for its Famoso Basin Pipeline Project through a 2016 CALFED Water Use Efficiency Grant.

The district will use the funds toward constructing the Famoso Basin Pipeline Project, which replaces 2.4 miles of unlined canals with a 1.8-mile-long, 36-inch-diameter, bi-directional, intertie pipeline, connecting the canal to the district’s reservoir and Pump Station D.

The documents are available at For questions on the project or to request document copies, please contact Nathaniel Martin at 916-978-6153 (TTY 800-877-8339) or

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