ANNOUNCEMENT: Reclamation seeks comment on Shafter-Wasco Irrigation District’s Kern River water use

From the Bureau of Reclamation:

The Bureau of Reclamation has released for public review a draft Environmental Assessment and draft Finding of No Significant Impact for the proposed introduction and conveyance of up to 5,000 acre-feet per year of Kern River water in the Friant-Kern Canal for use within Shafter-Wasco Irrigation District over a five-year period.

The draft EA and FONSI were prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, and are available at If you encounter problems accessing the documents, please call 916-978-5100 (TTY 800-877-8339) or email

Comments are due by close of business Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, to Written comments may also be mailed to Jennifer Lewis, Bureau of Reclamation, 1243 N Street, Fresno, CA 93721 or faxed to Lewis at 559-487-5504.

For additional information or to request a copy of the documents, please contact Lewis at 559-487-5197 (TTY 800-877-8339). Copies of the documents may also be viewed at Reclamation’s Fresno office at the above address.



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