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Negotiations Re-Opened for Several Central Valley Project San Luis Unit Long-Term Water Service Contracts

Media Contact: Jeffrey S. McCracken, 916-978-5100, jmccracken@mp.usbr.gov

For Release: January 11, 2006

The Bureau of Reclamation announces the re-opening of negotiations with several Central Valley Project (CVP) San Luis Unit Contractors to renew agriculture and municipal and industrial water service contracts for a period of 25 years.  Reclamation is re-opening the contract negotiations to address public comments received during the 60-day public comment period for San Luis Division long-term water service contracts.  Contractors include the Pacheco, Panoche, San Luis, and Westlands Water Districts, and Westlands Water District Distribution District No. 2.  The proposed long-term water service contracts are for the delivery of up to 1,383,358 acre-feet of CVP water per year via the San Luis Reservoir.  

The negotiation session will be held on Tuesday, January 17, 2006, from 1:30- 4:30 p.m. at the San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority Board Room, 842 Sixth Street, Los Banos, California.

The draft contracts may be viewed online at http://www.usbr.gov/mp/cvpia/3404c/lt_contracts/2004-05_foc/index.html.

The public is welcome to observe the negotiations.  For additional information, please contact
Ms. Sheryl Carter at 559-487-5299, TDD 559-487-5933, or by e-mail at scarter@mp.usbr.gov, or
Mr. Richard Stevenson at 916-978-5250, TDD 916-978-5608, or email at rstevenson@mp.usbr.gov.  
If you encounter problems accessing documents online, please contact Ms. Lynnette Wirth at
916-978-5102 or e-mail lwirth@mp.usbr.gov.

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Negotiations Re-Opened for Several Central Valley Project San Luis Unit Long-Term Water Service Contracts