[env-trinity] March 2006 CVP Water Supply Information Announced

Josh Allen jallen at trinitycounty.org
Fri Mar 17 11:24:50 PST 2006


From: Louis Moore [mailto:wmoore at mp.usbr.gov] 
Sent: Friday, March 17, 2006 11:11 AM
To: Josh Allen
Subject: March 2006 CVP Water Supply Information Announced

 


Reclamation

Mid-Pacific Region
Sacramento, CA 


MP-06-035

Media Contact:  Jeffrey S. McCracken    916-978-5100
                          jmccracken at mp.usbr.gov
<mailto:jmccracken at mp.usbr.gov>  

For Release On:  March 16, 2006

March 2006 CVP Water Supply Information Announced 

The Bureau of Reclamation today announced the March Water Year 2006
water supply allocation from the Federal Central Valley Project (CVP).
Reclamation prepared two forecasts.  Water supplies projected in the
first forecast are associated with dry hydrological conditions that have
a 90-percent chance of exceeding the projection.  Reclamation uses this
dry forecast for the official water supply allocation.  The second
forecast is prepared for informational purposes using median
hydrological conditions that have a 50-percent chance of exceeding the
projection.  This announcement of the available water supply allocation
is based on the March 1, 2006, runoff forecast prepared by the
California Department of Water Resources (DWR).

Mid-Pacific Region 
Water Year 2006 Water Allocation
March 2006 

 

North of Delta (percentages of contracted water allocated)

South of Delta (percentages of contracted water allocated)

 

Ag

M&I*

R

WR

Ag

M&I*

R

WR

Dry Forecast

Above Normal 
104% of Avg

100

100

100

100

65

90

100

100

Median Forecast

Wet 
115% of Avg

100

100

100

100

70

95

100

100

Recent Historic Average (5-Year Average Allocation) 

92

97

100

100

70

93

100

100

Ag = Agriculture     M&I = Municipal and Industrial     R = Refuges
WR = Water Rights
M&I Allocations are based on historical deliveries.

The Trinity River year type is projected to be in the "Wet" category in
both the dry and median forecasts.  Wet-year releases will total 701,000
acre-feet.

The Friant Division deliveries for Water Year 2006 are projected to be
1.5 million acre-feet, or 100 percent of the historic water supply of
1.5 million acre-feet.  The preliminary allocation for Friant Division
contractors will be 
100 percent Class 1 water and Uncontrolled Season for Class 2 water.
The Uncontrolled Season will be effective from March 1 through mid-June
2006.  The projected Friant Division delivery of 1.5 million acre-feet
is based on DWR's 50-percent exceedence forecast.  Through March 13,
2006, precipitation in the San Joaquin River watershed was 
36.55 inches compared to 40.81 inches this time last year.

The CVP Cross Valley Canal Contractors' 65-percent water supply
allocation remains unchanged.  This water supply is dependent upon
adequate capacity being available at the State Water Project Banks
Pumping Plant to convey the water.  

In both the dry and median forecasts, the water supply available for the
CVP Eastside Division contractors (Stanislaus River) is projected to
remain at approximately 155,000 acre-feet.

Throughout the precipitation season, updated information will be
provided as conditions warrant.  For additional information on the Water
Year 2006 water supply, please contact the Public Affairs Office at
916-978-5100, 
TDD 916-978-5608.  In the coming months, additional information will
continue to be posted on the Central Valley Operations website at
http://www.usbr.gov/mp/cvo/. 

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operations and facilities in the 17 Western States.  Its facilities also
provide substantial flood control, recreation, and fish and wildlife
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