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 … Initial State Water Project Allocation Set at ­­15 Percent

Conservative Allocation Typical of Early Season Forecast From the Department of Water Resources: The Department of Water Resources (DWR) today announced an initial water allocation of ­­15 percent for most State Water Project (SWP) contractors for the 2018 calendar year. That allocation will likely change depending on rain and snowfall received this winter. “It’s hard to know what mother nature […]

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THIS JUST IN … State Water Project Deliveries Increased

State Water Project allocation 100% for North-of-Delta contractors; 85% for other contractors From the Department of Water Resources: With record rainfall in the Northern Sierra and the snowpack still building, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) today increased its estimate of this year’s State Water Project (SWP) supply to 100 percent for contractors north of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta 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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This just in … State Water Project allocation increased to 30%

From the Department of Water Resources: The Department of Water Resources (DWR) today increased its water delivery estimate (allocation) for most recipients to 30 percent of requests for the calendar year. However, recipients are being warned that extended dry weather could force an allocation reduction. “Today’s increase, although good news, does not mean the drought is ending,” said DWR Director […]

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This just in … Initial State Water Project Allocation Set at ­­10 Percent

From the Department of Water Resources: The Department of Water Resources (DWR) today announced an initial 2016 allocation of ­­10 percent for customers of the State Water Project. Depending upon the amount of rain and snow that reaches California this winter, the allocation may be increased or decreased.  If dry conditions continue into a fifth year of drought, DWR may […]

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Bureau of Reclamation updates Central Valley Project water supply information

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

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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