Monday, August 7, 2017

Corning Water District to provide water for valley refuges

From a news release:
The Bureau of Reclamation has released for public review the Draft Environmental Assessment/Initial Study analyzing the impacts of amending Corning Water District’s Existing Contract with Reclamation for the purpose of relinquishing a portion of CWD’s Contract Total to Reclamation. This water acquisition is authorized under the Central Valley Project Improvement Act, specifically Sections 3406(d)(2) and 3406(b)(3).

The Proposed Action is the execution of an Amendment to the Long-Term Renewal Contract between the United States and CWD. Through this amendment, CWD will provide 3,000 acre-feet of their contracted Project Water Supply from the Sacramento River Division to Reclamation to meet annual Level 4 water supply requirements at refuges located within the Sacramento Valley.

The Draft EA/IS was prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and is available at https://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_projdetails.cfm?project_ID=29541. If you encounter problems accessing the document, please call 916-978-5100 or email mppublicaffairs@usbr.gov.

Comments must be received by close of business, Friday, August 18, 2017 and should be sent to Shelly Hatleberg, Bureau of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way (MP-410), Sacramento, CA 95825. You can also email comments to shatleberg@usbr.gov or by fax at 916-978-5059.

For additional information or to request a copy of the Draft EA/IS, please contact Hatleberg at 916-978-5050 (TTY 800-877-8339). Copies of the document may also be viewed at the Bureau of Reclamation’s Mid-Pacific Regional Office at the above address.

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