THIS JUST IN … Reclamation increases 2018 Central Valley Project water allocation for South-of-Delta ag contractors to 50%

From the Bureau of Reclamation: The Bureau of Reclamation Friday issued updated allocations for South-of-Delta Central Valley Project contractors for the 2018 contract year. Based on continued refinement of hydrologic and operational analyses and evolving operational conditions, the allocation for South-of-Delta agricultural water service contractors has increased from 45 percent to 50 percent. The allocation for municipal and industrial contractors […]

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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 … Reclamation updates 2018 Central Valley Project water allocations for North of Delta and Friant contractors

North of Delta ag contractors allocation is 20%; Friant Division allocation now 60%; South of Delta ag allocation unchanged From the Bureau of Reclamation: The Bureau of Reclamation today provided an initial allocation to some Central Valley Project contractors and increased the allocation to Friant Division contractors for the 2018 contract year. For agricultural water service contractors north of the […]

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THIS JUST IN … Reclamation announces initial water supply allocation for the Central Valley Project

20% allocation for South of Delta ag contractors; 30% for Friant Class 1 From the Bureau of Reclamation: The Bureau of Reclamation today announced the initial 2018 water supply allocation for many Central Valley Project contractors. This allocation is based on a conservative estimate of the amount of water that will be available for delivery to CVP water users and […]

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NEWS WORTH NOTING: Reclamation invites public input on efforts to maximize water deliveries and power generation from Central Valley Project

Reclamation invites public input on efforts to maximize water deliveries and power generation from Central Valley Project From the Bureau of Reclamation: The Bureau of Reclamation has announced it will conduct an environmental analysis of potential modifications to the operation of the Central Valley Project, in coordination with California’s State Water Project, to maximize water deliveries and optimize marketable power […]

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CA WATER COMMISSION: Overview of Central Valley Project Operations

The Bureau of Reclamation is a federal agency within the Department of the Interior who operates water supply projects throughout the western 17 states, the largest of which is the Central Valley Project.  Jeff Rieker is the Operations Manager for the Central Valley Project.  At the September meeting of the California Water Commission, he gave this presentation providing an overview […]

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REACTIONS to Reclamation’s updated Central Valley Project allocation of 100% water supplies for South-of-Delta contractors

Yesterday, the Bureau of Reclamation announced an updated Central Valley Project water allocation, giving full water supplies for south-of-Delta farmers.  Here are the reactions from organizations and legislators, presented in alphabetical order: From the California Farm Water Coalition: On the heels of yet another storm that brought us within .75 inches of breaking the all-time record wet year, the US […]

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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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REACTIONS to Trump’s rollback of the clean water rule

Yesterday, President Trump issued an order directing his administration to begin the long process of rolling back sweeping clean water rules enacted by the Obama Administration.  Here are the reactions I have found so far, listed in alphabetical order: From the California Farm Bureau Federation: Welcoming President Trump’s executive order for review of a disputed Clean Water Act rule, the […]

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