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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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Panel Discussion: Allocating water during drought

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At the PPIC’s Managing Drought conference, State Water Board Chair Felicia Marcus, David Guy, Bill Croyle, and Jill Duerig reflect on the past year and look ahead, discussing drought, data, discharges and decisions Earlier this year, the Public Policy Institute of California brought together water interests from all corners to discuss how the state responded to the exceptional drought conditions […]

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Kern County Water Agency, Metropolitan, and the State Water Contractors react to slight increase in State Water Project allocation

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Yesterday, the Department of Water Resources announced a slight increase in the State Water Project allocation from 15% to 20%.  Here are the reactions from water agencies, listed in alphabetical order: From the Kern County Water Agency: Today, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced that the State Water Project (SWP) water allocation will increase from 15 to 20 […]

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This just in … DWR raises State Water Project allocation to 20%

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From the Department of Water Resources: Few storms have graced California so far this winter, but those that did – in mid-December and early February – will allow the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) to increase water deliveries to most customers of the State Water Project (SWP) by an additional 204,000 acre-feet (AF). The modest increase in SWP allocation […]

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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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Reactions: ACWA, Kern County Water Agency, and the State Water Contractors react to increase in SWP allocation and other drought-related announcements

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Yesterday, state officials announced a modest increase in the State Water Project allocation for 2015 to 15%; state and federal officials also held a media call briefing to review their response to the drought last year, the lessons learned, and their plans for responding to conditions in 2015, should drought conditions remain. Here are the responses from water agencies on […]

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This just in … DWR Increases 2015 Allocation to Water Contractors to 15%

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From the Department of Water Resources: December storm runoff and close coordination among federal and state agencies to take advantage of it will allow the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) to increase expected water deliveries in 2015 to most customers of the State Water Project (SWP) from 10 percent of their requested amounts to 15 percent.  The new allocation […]

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Kern County Water Agency, Metropolitan Water District and the State Water Contractors respond to the 5% allocation announcement

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From the Kern County Water Agency: The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced today that it will increase the State Water Project (SWP) water delivery allocation from 0 to 5 percent.  This means that SWP water users in Kern County will now receive 49,137 acre-feet of SWP water in 2014. “Every acre-foot of water is critical to Kern County […]

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