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Bureau of Reclamation updates Central Valley Project water supply information

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Initial 2015 water supply allocation remains unchanged; officials continue to monitor conditions From the Bureau of Reclamation: The Bureau of Reclamation reports that, due to continued dry conditions, the initial 2015 water supply allocation released on February 27 for Central Valley Project agricultural contractors and municipal and industrial contractors remains unchanged. “When we announced the initial allocation, we committed to […]

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Managing turbidity for Delta smelt

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Metropolitan’s David Fullerton and Paul Hutton say there’s a relationship between turbidity and Delta smelt, and demonstrate that by cutting back Delta pumping at strategic times, they can avoid take of Delta smelt at the export pumps and gain water in the long-run At the February 24th meeting of Metropolitan Water District’s Special Committee on the Bay-Delta, David Fullerton, Principal […]

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Media call: Reclamation officials brief reporters on the Central Valley Project allocation

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Earlier today, officials with the Bureau of Reclamation held a media call to brief reporters on the initial Central Valley Project allocation.  Here is what they had to say. DAVID MURILLO, Regional Director for Mid-Pacific Region, started off … Today’s picture is not a pretty one. Based on all indicators, we’re looking at fourth year of drought, and our initial […]

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Farm organizations and water agencies react to Central Valley Project initial allocation

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California Farm Water Coalition, Santa Clara Valley Water District, San Juan Water District, San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority, and Westlands Water District respond Earlier today, the Bureau of Reclamation released its long-awaited and dreaded allocation for the Central Valley Project.  Here are the reactions from from agencies and organizations, listed in alphabetical order: From the California Farm Bureau Federation: […]

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This just in … Reclamation Announces Initial Water Supply Allocation for Central Valley Project: 0% for farmers, 25% for M&I

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From the Bureau of Reclamation: The Bureau of Reclamation today announced the initial 2015 water supply allocation for Central Valley Project agricultural contractors and municipal and industrial contractors. This initial allocation is based on a conservative estimate of the amount of water that will be available for delivery to CVP water users. The allocation, which will be re-examined on a […]

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DWR and Reclamation file Temporary Urgency Change Petition requesting modifications to Bay-Delta requirements

The John E. Skinner Delta Fish Protective Facility, located 2 miles upstream of the Banks Pumping Plant, contains behavioral guidance devices, known as louvers, that divert most fish away from the pumps that lift water into the California Aqueduct.  At the Skinner Fish Facility, up to 15 million fish a year are saved from the pumps and returned to the Delta.

Water agencies request modifications to flow requirements, Delta Cross Channel operations and the export rate; outline possible future actions and factors to be considered during the year The Department of Water Resources and the Bureau of Reclamation have jointly filed a Temporary Urgency Change Petition with the State Water Resources Control Board requesting modifications for the next 180 days to […]

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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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This just in … State Water Board posts Drought Operations Plan and temporary change petition for South Delta salinity objectives

The San Joaquin - Sacramento delta, as seen from a ship traveling through the Stockton Ship Channel on September 24, 2013.

  From the State Water Resources Control Board: The State Water Board has posted the following new information on its drought website at http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/waterrights/water_issues/programs/drought/tucp.shtml   1) the January 15, 2015 Drought Contingency Plan for the State Water Project and Central Valley Project; and 2) a request from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to temporarily modify southern Delta salinity requirements at […]

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This just in … Reclamation Releases Additional Water to Address Fish Health in Lower Klamath River

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From the Bureau of Reclamation: In response to the discovery of a parasite infection in Chinook salmon in the lower Klamath River, the Bureau of Reclamation began today to release additional water from Trinity Reservoir. On Monday, Sept. 15, scientists from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Fish Health Center captured and examined 20 fish from the lower Klamath River […]

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This just in … State Water Board issues draft order denying petitions for reconsideration of the order granting Temporary Urgency Change Petitions to the State Water Project & Central Valley Project

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The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) has issued a draft order denying the petitions for reconsideration of the Executive Director’s January 31, 2014 order approving the Temporary Urgency Change Petitions and their subsequent modifications to the water right license and permits for the State Water Project and the Central Valley Project. The Executive Director’s order temporarily modified […]

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