This just in … Bureau of Reclamation Outlines Water Year 2016 Central Valley Project Water Supply Conditions

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From the Bureau of Reclamation: In preparation for the initial 2016 water supply allocation announcement later this winter, the Bureau of Reclamation is providing an update on water supply conditions for the federal Central Valley Project (CVP). The water year (WY) runs from October 1 to September 30; the contract year for most CVP contractors runs from March 1 to […]

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Environmental documents for the Coordinated Long-Term Operation of the Central Valley Project and State Water Project presented at Los Banos public meeting

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The draft environmental documents analyze the environmental impacts of the implementation of the biological opinions on state and federal water project operations On Tuesday, September 15, the Bureau of Reclamation held a public meeting in Los Banos, one of the four public meetings held across the state to gather public comment on the draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) for the […]

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This just in … DWR and Reclamation submit joint petition for change in water right permits and licenses re: California Water Fix

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From the State Water Resources Control Board: On August 26, 2015, the California Department of Water Resources and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation submitted a joint petition for change in water right permit and license conditions  for the State Water Project and Central Valley Project to add points of diversion of water on the Sacramento River associated with the California WaterFix […]

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This just in … Reclamation Transmits to Congress Final Report on Proposed Shasta Dam Raise

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From the Bureau of Reclamation: The Bureau of Reclamation transmitted to Congress today the Final Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement for the Shasta Lake Water Resources Investigation. The report describes the technical, environmental, economic, and financial evaluations prepared to date for alternatives to raise Shasta Dam, located approximately 10 miles northwest of Redding, Calif. The report also identifies next […]

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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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This just in … Reclamation, Water Users Reach Agreement to Provide Water to Friant Division

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From the Bureau of Reclamation: The Bureau of Reclamation and water users in California’s Central Valley have forged an agreement that will bring some much-needed Central Valley Project water supplies to farmers in the CVP’s Friant Division this summer. “Thanks to unprecedented collaboration between districts on both the west and east sides of the San Joaquin Valley, about 60,000 acre-feet […]

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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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