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

North of Delta Ag Contractors to receive 70%; South of Delta Ag Contractors to receive 35%; 100% for Friant Class 1 From the Bureau of Reclamation: The Bureau of Reclamation today announced the initial 2019 water supply allocation for Central Valley Project water service contractors. This allocation is based on a conservative estimate of the amount of water that will […]

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METROPOLITAN WATER PLANNING & STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE: Coordinated Operations Agreement for the SWP/CVP, Voluntary settlement agreements

At the January meeting of Metropolitan Water District’s Water Planning and Stewardship Committee, Bay Delta Initiatives Manager Steve Arakawa updated the Committee with details on the Voluntary Settlement Agreement that was proposed to the State Water Board, the renegotiated Coordinated Operations Agreement (COA) for the State Water Project (SWP) and the Central Valley Project (CVP), and the status of the […]

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CA WATER COMMISSION: Climate change effects on the State Water Project and Central Valley Project

The latest climate change assessments show reduced Delta exports and carryover storage due to climate change likely by mid-century In the latter half of 2018, both the federal and state governments released new climate change assessments that outline the projected course of climate change and its potential effects on water resources.  Both federal and state assessments include chapters on water […]

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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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