Reclamation responds to state action

Media Contact: Linda Friar, 202-513-0544,

For Release: April 21, 2020

WASHINGTON - In response to the state of California and Attorney General Xavier Becerra filing a motion for a preliminary injunction and other pleadings today regarding the Central Valley Project, Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Brenda Burman issues the following statement:

"At no other time in modern history has the State of California taken such ill-founded actions to directly hurt more than 25 million Californians by unnecessarily jeopardizing their water supply. Now, more than ever, it is critical that water be reliably delivered to Americans, and we are taking actions to do that."

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Relevant Link:

Consultation on the Coordinated Long-Term Operation of the CVP and SWP