[env-trinity] Meetings on Proposed EIS/EIR Long-Term 'North-to-South Water Transfers

Byron Leydecker bwl3 at comcast.net
Tue Dec 28 18:07:00 PST 2010

Mid-Pacific Region

Sacramento, CA


Media Contacts:


(Reclamation) Pete Lucero, 916-978-5100, plucero at usbr.gov


(SLDMWA) Frances Mizuno, 209-832-6200, frances.mizuno at sldmwa.org


For Release On:  December 28, 2010


Public Meetings Scheduled on Proposed Long-Term 'North-to-South' Water
Transfers Environmental Document Preparation


The Bureau of Reclamation and the San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority
have scheduled public meetings on topics to address in a joint Environmental
Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) on the effects of
proposed water transfers from willing sellers in northern California to
buyers south of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and in the San Francisco
Bay Area. 


The EIS/EIR will address transfers of Central Valley Project (CVP) water
through CVP or State Water Project facilities, and transfers of non-CVP
water supplies that require the use of CVP facilities.  Individual and
multi-year water transfers could occur through various methods, including
groundwater substitution and cropland idling, from 2012 through 2022. 


Meetings to solicit comment on topics to be addressed in the EIS/EIR have
been scheduled for: 


*          Chico:  Tuesday, January 11, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., 1110 W. East Avenue,
Chico Masonic Family Center

*          Sacramento:  Wednesday, January 12, 2 p.m.-4 p.m., 1413 Howe
Avenue, Best Western Expo Inn

*          Los Banos:  Thursday, January 13, 6 p.m-8 p.m., 842 Sixth Street,
Los Banos, San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority 


Written comments on the scope of the EIS/EIR should be received by close of
business Friday, February 11, 2011, and should be sent to Brad Hubbard,
Bureau of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way, MP-410, Sacramento CA 95825, via
e-mail to bhubbard at usbr.gov, or faxed to 916-978-5290.  For additional
information, please contact Mr. Hubbard at 916-978-5204 (TTY 916-978-5608)or
Frances Mizuno, San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority, P.O. Box 2157, Los
Banos CA, 93635, at 209-832-6200. 


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Byron Leydecker, JcT

Chair, Friends of Trinity River

PO Box 2327

Mill Valley, CA 94942-2327

415 383 4810 land

415 519 4810 mobile

bwl3 at comcast.net 

bleydecker at stanfordalumni.org 



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