Shasta Lake, California - The Bureau of Reclamation has released for public review the Draft Environmental Assessment for the implementation of an accelerated process for annual water transfers and/or exchanges, pursuant to Section 3405(a) of the Central Valley Project Improvement Act for Contract Years 2016 through 2020 (March 1, 2016, to Feb. 28, 2021).
The accelerated process would continue previous accelerated water transfer programs, allowing timely water management between Central Valley Project contractors in the Sacramento Valley to meet agricultural demands and/or municipal and industrial or other water requirements.
The Draft EA was prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and is available at
For additional information or to request a copy of the Draft EA, please contact Zedonis at 530-276-2047. The document may also be viewed at Reclamation's Office at the above address.