Reclamation Releases Final Environmental Documents for Transfer of Water to Alameda County Water District

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FRESNO, Calif. -- The Bureau of Reclamation has released the Final Environmental Assessment and Final Finding of No Significant Impact for the transfer of 5,000 acre-feet of Contra Costa Water District’s Central Valley Project water to Alameda County Water District.

Under the terms of the transfer, CCWD would use 5,000 acre-feet of previously stored CVP water in Los Vaqueros Reservoir for its in-district needs. In return, ACWD would receive an equal amount of CCWD’s CVP water via a transfer from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta from July 15, 2014 through Sept. 30, 2014. The CVP water would be taken at Clifton Court Forebay and delivered to ACWD’s service area by way of the South Bay Aqueduct.

Reclamation provided the public with an opportunity to comment on the Draft EA/FONSI between May 22, 2014 and June 6, 2014. No comments were received.

The Final EA and FONSI were prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, and are available online at http://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_projdetails.cfm?Project_ID=17481. If you encounter problems accessing the document online, please call 916-978-5100 or email mppublicaffairs@usbr.gov.

For additional information or to request a copy of the Final EA/FONSI, please contact Ben Lawrence at 559-487-5039 (TTY 800-735-2929) or email at blawrence@usbr.gov. Copies of the Final EA/FONSI may also be viewed at Reclamation’s Fresno office at the above address.

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