Tag Archives: Bureau of Reclamation

Media call: Federal and state officials discuss Sacramento River temperature management operations

Shasta Lake on August 25th, 2014.  This is looking from what could be the lake front water of Shasta Lake Rv Resort and Campground on the Sacramento River Arm of the lake. (August 25th, 2014)

Federal and state officials talk openly about the difficulties and challenges of maintaining cold water through the summer to support fall-run Chinook salmon Yesterday, officials from the Bureau of Reclamation and the state and federal fish agencies held a media call to discuss the situation at Shasta Lake and the suspension of the Sacramento River temperature plan, and how they […]

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This just in … Bureau of Reclamation files Notice of Intent to prepare recirculated EIR/EIS for the BDCP

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Three new alternatives to be analyzed The Bureau of Reclamation and the California Department of Water Resources have filed notice in the federal register of their intent to prepare a partially Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report/Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (RDEIR/SDEIS) on the Draft Bay Delta Conservation Plan and Natural Community Conservation Plan. The RDEIR/SDEIS will describe and analyze refinement […]

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Bureau of Reclamation Outlines Water Year 2015 Central Valley Project Water Supply Conditions

Shasta Lake on August 25th, 2014.  This is looking from what could be the lake front water of Shasta Lake Rv Resort and Campground on the Sacramento River Arm of the lake. (August 25th, 2014)

From the Bureau of Reclamation: In preparation for the initial 2015 water supply allocation announcement in late February, the Bureau of Reclamation provided an update today on water supply conditions for the federal Central Valley Project (CVP). The water year in California runs from October 1 to September 30; the contract year for most CVP contractors runs from March 1 […]

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Federal, State Agencies Plan Drought Operations for 2015

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From the Department of Water Resources Drought Page: “This week brings sorely needed and significant precipitation to California. But similar levels of rain and snow would have to fall consistently throughout this winter and spring for the state to begin to recover from extreme drought conditions. In preparation for a fourth year of drought, the directors of five federal and […]

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Early morning news flash … Request for Temporary Modification to San Joaquin River Flows during October

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From the State Water Resources Control Board: “Please find attached a request from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to temporarily modify the San Joaquin River flow requirements during October pursuant to a Temporary Urgency Change Petition.  The Executive Director expects to act on this request in the near term.  For additional information concerning this matter, please see the State Water […]

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Reclamation releases draft EIS for Temperance Flat reservoir for public review

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The Bureau of Reclamation has released the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Upper San Joaquin River Basin Storage Investigation for a 45-day public review. The project proposes to build a 665-foot dam and 1.33 MAF reservoir at Temperance Flat on the San Joaquin River between Friant and Kerckhoff dams. “Releasing this draft for public comment today is a […]

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This just in … Court denies injunction to block releases of water for Klamath salmon

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Judge O’Niell has denied the farmer’s motion for a Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction to block releases of water from Lewiston Dam to benefit Klamath River salmon: “The Court concludes that, even though Plaintiffs are likely to (and in all likelihood soon will) succeed on the merits of at least one of their claims against Reclamation in connection with […]

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This just in … Reclamation to Release Additional Water to Supplement Flows in the Lower Klamath River

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From the Bureau of Reclamation: The Bureau of Reclamation will release additional water from Trinity Reservoir to supplement flows in the lower Klamath River to help protect the returning run of adult Chinook salmon. The public is urged to take all necessary precautions on or near the river while flows are high during this period. “We have determined that unprecedented […]

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DWR & Reclamation write State Water Board, allege water being wrongly diverted from the South and Central Delta

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The California Department of Water Resources and the Bureau of Reclamation have written a letter to the Deputy Director of the State Water Resources Control Board Division of Water Rights, asking her to use her authorities to order south and central Delta diverters to provide supporting information for their asserted water rights, as well as how much water they have […]

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This just in … AquAlliance and CSPA file lawsuit against Reclamation over CVP transfers

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From AquAlliance and the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance: On 11 June 2014, AquAlliance and the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance (CSPA) filed a lawsuit in federal District Court against the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation USBR over its inadequate disclosure, avoidance of impacts, and mitigation of major water transfers from the Sacramento Valley through the Delta to the San Joaquin Valley. USBR […]

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