SHASTA DAM RAISE PROJECT: Scoping comment deadline extended to January 14; Scoping meeting presentation and posters now available

From Westlands Water District: Westlands is preparing an environmental impact report (EIR) under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for the Shasta Dam Raise Project (Project). Formerly known as the Shasta Lake Water Resources Investigation (SLWRI), the Project would increase the height of Shasta Dam by 18.5 feet and expand capacity of Shasta Lake by up to 634,000 acre feet. […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Reclamation releases Colorado River Basin Ten Tribes Partnership Tribal Water Study; State Water Boards release tenth web-based performance report that showcases data storytelling; Nation’s largest seawater desalination plant delivers 40 billion gallons of high-quality drinking water

Reclamation Releases Colorado River Basin Ten Tribes Partnership Tribal Water Study From the Bureau of Reclamation: Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Brenda Burman announced today the release of the Colorado River Basin Ten Tribes Partnership Tribal Water Study that was conducted collaboratively with the member tribes of the Ten Tribes Partnership. The study documents how Partnership Tribes currently use their water, […]

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SHASTA DAM RAISE: Public scoping meeting TONIGHT in Redding

Public meeting from 5pm – 7pm in Redding; Written comments accepted through January 4, 2019 Sorry, folks, but I just found out about this public scoping meeting being held tonight in Redding.  If you are not able to attend, you can submit written comments until January 4, 2019. Westlands Water District (District) is preparing an environmental impact report (EIR) under […]

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THIS JUST IN … Reclamation updates 2018 Central Valley Project water allocations South-of-Delta

Slight boost to South-of-Delta ag from 40% to 45% From the Bureau of Reclamation: The Bureau of Reclamation today issued updated allocations for South-of-Delta Central Valley Project contractors for the 2018 contract year. Based on continued refinement of hydrologic analyses and other operational factors, the allocation for South-of-Delta agricultural water service contractors has increased from 40 percent to 45 percent. […]

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THIS JUST IN … Reclamation updates 2018 Central Valley Project water allocations

North of Delta to receive 100%; South Delta ag increased to 40% From the Bureau of Reclamation: Following late season storms, the Bureau of Reclamation today issued updated allocations for Central Valley Project contractors for the 2018 contract year. “Thanks to late March and April precipitation and the positive results of the California Department of Water Resources April snow survey, […]

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THIS JUST IN … Department of Interior/Bureau of Reclamation issues statement on California Water Fix

Below is a statement from the Department of the Interior released Oct. 25 regarding the California WaterFix. “While the Department of the Interior shares the goals of the state of California to deliver water with more certainty, eliminating risks to the California water supply and improving the environment, at this time, the Department under the current state proposal does not expect […]

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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 […]

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THIS JUST IN … Reclamation Releases 100 Percent Water Supply Allocation for Central Valley Project Contractors South-of-Delta

From the Bureau of Reclamation: The Bureau of Reclamation today announced an update to the 2017 water supply allocation for all Central Valley Project contractors South-of-Delta to 100 percent of their contract supply for the first time since 2006. “Following the California Department of Water Resources exceptional March 30 snow survey results, Reclamation is pleased to announce this increase to […]

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THIS JUST IN … Reclamation Announces the 2017 Water Supply Allocation for the Central Valley Project

100% to north of Delta and In-Delta contractors, farmers south of Delta get 65%, M&I gets 90% From the Bureau of Reclamation: The Bureau of Reclamation today announced the 2017 water supply allocation for the remaining Central Valley Project contractors. On Feb. 28, 2017, Reclamation announced the water supply allocation for CVP contractors in the Friant Division (Millerton Reservoir), Eastside […]

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THIS JUST IN … Reclamation Announces Initial Water Supply Allocation for the Central Valley Project

From the Bureau of Reclamation: The Bureau of Reclamation today announced the initial 2017 water supply allocation for Central Valley Project contractors in the Friant Division, Eastside Division and Municipal & Industrial Water Service Contractors in the American River Division. “The 2017 water year has been an extreme year thus far, with precipitation throughout the Central Valley on track to […]

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