Reclamation announces Shasta non-critical water year

Media Contact: Mary Lee Knecht, 916-978-5100, mknecht@usbr.gov

For Release: June 08, 2020

Shasta Reservoir and Dam
Shasta Reservoir and Dam
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Today, Reclamation is notifying Sacramento River Settlement contractors, San Joaquin River Exchange contractors, San Joaquin Settlement contractors and Refuge contractors that the forecasted inflow to Shasta Lake is currently projected at greater than 3.2 million acre-feet, and we are in a "Shasta Non-Critical" year.

California Department of Water Resources' Bulletin 120 was updated on June 4, showing a large increase in Shasta Lake inflow since the May 1 forecast. The forecasted inflow to Shasta Lake is currently greater than 3.2 million acre-feet, changing the previous determination of a "Shasta Critical" to "Shasta Non-Critical" water year as defined in certain Central Valley Project contracts.

There are no other updates to Central Valley Project water supplies at this time. Water supply updates will be made if appropriate and posted at https://www.usbr.gov/mp/cvp-water/index.html.

For additional information, please contact the Public Affairs Office at 916-978-5100 (TTY 800-877-8339) or email mppublicaffairs@usbr.gov.

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