Fresno, California - The Bureau of Reclamation has released for public review the Draft Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for the Storage and Conveyance of the City of Santa Barbara’s Gibraltar Reservoir Pass Through Water using Cachuma Project Facilities.
Reclamation proposes to execute Warren Act contracts (temporary 5-year and long-term 40-year) with the City for the annual storage and conveyance of up to 8,547 acre-feet of its non-Project water. Reclamation would modify its accounting of inflow to Lake Cachuma to reflect the Pass Through mode consistent with the Pass Through Agreement and would coordinate with the accounting of the City’s Pass Through water in Lake Cachuma as non-Project water.
For additional information or to request a copy of the Draft EA/FONSI, please contact Stacy Holt at 559-487-5295 (TTY 800-877-8339). Copies of the Draft EA/FONSI may also be viewed at Reclamation’s Fresno office at the above address.