[env-trinity] Supplemental DEIS San Luis Contracts

Byron bwl3 at comcast.net
Fri Feb 17 20:25:11 PST 2006

The Westlands contract includes an increase in water deliveries to it from
1.15 million acre feet to 1,188,490.  This despite the fact that Westlands
itself wants to retire a third of its land - 200 thousand acres.
Additionally, several studies/reports over the years have concluded that
land retirement of varying amounts of acreage is required to reduce
pollution to San Joaquin River and San Francisco and its Delta and to remove
from production land that no longer is suitable for agricultural use because
it's water logged.  California's Constitution and Water Code prohibit
"wasteful and unreasonable" use of water. 






Mid-Pacific Region

Sacramento, CA




Media Contact: Jeffrey McCracken  916-978-5100

                        jmccracken at mp.usbr.gov

For Release On:  February 17, 2006


Draft Supplemental Information Available to the Draft EIS for Renewal of San
Luis Unit CVP Long-Term Water Service Contracts


The Bureau of Reclamation announces the availability of the Draft
Supplemental Information to the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)
for the Central Valley Project (CVP), West San Joaquin Division, San Luis
Unit Long-Term Water Service Contract Renewal.  The public review and
comment period for the Draft Supplemental Information ends Monday, April 10,
2006.  The comment period for the Draft EIS for the proposed long-term CVP
water service contracts has been extended until April 10, 2006. 


Reclamation has prepared the Draft Supplemental Information to address
issues and concerns that were identified following the preparation of the
Draft EIS.  The Draft Supplemental Information is available for a 45-day
public review and comment period.  This information may be reviewed
concurrently with the Draft EIS released October 7, 2005.  Comments on the
Draft EIS and the Draft Supplemental Information may be provided in a single
response.  The Final EIS will consider and contain responses to all
substantive comments received on the Draft EIS and Draft Supplemental


Written comments on both the Draft EIS and the Draft Supplemental
Information are due by close of business Monday, April 10, 2006, and should
be sent to Mr. Shane Hunt, Bureau of Reclamation, South-Central California
Area Office, 1243 N Street, Fresno, CA 93721 or e-mailed to
shunt at mp.usbr.gov.  


The Draft Supplemental Information and Draft EIS are available online at
http://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_projdetails.cfm?Project_ID=63.  For
additional information or to request a copy of the documents, please contact
Mr. Hunt at 559-487-5138, TDD 559-487-5933.  If you encounter problems
accessing documents online, please contact Ms. Lynnette Wirth at

916-978-5102 or e-mail lwirth at mp.usbr.gov


Byron Leydecker

Chair, Friends of Trinity River

Advisor, California Trout, Inc

PO Box 2327

Mill Valley, CA 94942-2327

415 383 4810 ph

415 383 9562 fx

bwl3 at comcast.net

bleydecker at stanfordalumni.org





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