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U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Announces 100% Supply for North of Delta Central Valley Project Contractors.

On Friday, April 1, 2016, The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced a 100% supply allocation for North of Delta Central Valley Project (CVP) contractors for Irrigation and municipal & industrial use. This allocation is based on a cautious estimate of the amount of water that will be available for delivery to CVP water users and reflects current reservoir storages, precipitation and snowpack in the Central Valley and Sierra Nevada. However, the State Water Resources Control Board has yet to revise mandatory water use restrictions for urban water suppliers.

The State Water Resources Control Board is set to host a public workshop on April 20, 2016 to discuss potential modifications to the current Emergency Regulation for Statewide Urban Water Conservation in light of increased precipitation and improved drought conditions in some areas. The workshop will be held at the Joe Serna, Jr. – CalEPA Headquarters Building, Coastal Hearing Room, at 1001 I Street in Sacramento at 1 p.m. The workshop notice is here.

Written comments must be received by Thursday, April 14, at 12 p.m. Comment letters may be submitted to Jeanine Townsend, clerk to the board, at commentletters@waterboards.ca.gov or by fax at (916) 341-5620. Emails should include the subject line “Comment Letter – Urban Water Conservation Workshop.”  The District will be submitting comments and customers are encouraged to do likewise. More information about this workshop and the State Water Board’s emergency regulation can be found here.

Municipal and Industrial customers should continue conservation practices through April.  Hopefully, the State Board will revise or rescind mandatory conservation measures at their meeting in May.

Agricultural Customers may utilize Irrigation Water for commercial agricultural production.

As a reminder - revised rates are effective with all billings beginning on May 1st.