Water Service Contracts Available for 60-Day Public Review

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Bureau of Reclamation and six Central Valley Project contractors intend to execute two-year interim renewal contracts effective March 1, 2015. The existing contracts expire on Feb. 28, 2015.

The draft contracts for the cities of Avenal, Coalinga and Huron; the California Department of Fish and Wildlife; the Panoche Water District; and the San Luis Water District are available for public review at http://www.usbr.gov/mp/cvpia/3404c/lt_contracts/2015_int_cts/index.html. If you encounter problems accessing the draft contracts, please call 916-978-5100 or email mppublicaffairs@usbr.gov.

This action is dependent on the finalization of the National Environmental Policy Act documentation and Endangered Species Act compliance. Environmental documents will be released for public review and comment, separately, at a later date.

Written comments must be received by close of business Tuesday, Oct. 28 and should be sent to Barbara Hidleburg, Bureau of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way, MP-440, Sacramento, CA 95825-1898, faxed to 916-978-5193, or emailed to bhidleburg@usbr.gov. For additional information, please contact Hidleburg at 916-978-5193 or (TTY 800-877-8339).

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Reclamation is the largest wholesale water supplier and the second largest producer of hydroelectric power in the United States, with operations and facilities in the 17 Western States. Its facilities also provide substantial flood control, recreation, and fish and wildlife benefits. Visit our website at www.usbr.gov.

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