Reclamation releases draft environmental documents for the proposed Santa Clara Valley Water District contract amendment

Media Contact: Erin Curtis, 9169785100,

For Release: November 21, 2018

FRESNO, Calif. – The Bureau of Reclamation has released for public review the draft Environmental Assessment and draft Finding of No Significant Impact for the proposed Santa Clara Valley Water District second contract amendment.

The amendment would enable exchanges of Central Valley Project and State Water Project water to facilitate delivery of Santa Clara Valley Water District's allocated CVP and SWP water supplies through an exchange of CVP and SWP water during periods when either project experiences outages or operational reductions.

The draft EA and FONSI were prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, and are available at

Comments are due by Dec. 28, 2018, please email comments to Written comments may also be mailed to Rain Emerson, Bureau of Reclamation, 1243 N Street, Fresno, CA 93721 or faxed to 559-262-0373.

For additional information or to request a copy of the Draft EA and FONSI, please contact Emerson, at 559-262-0335 (TTY 800-877-8339). Copies of the Draft EA and FONSI may also be viewed at Reclamation’s Fresno office at the above address.

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