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A Brief History of the Bella Vista Water District (AKA Cow Creek Unit of the Central Valley Project)

The Bella Vista Water District also known as the Cow Creek Unit of the Central Valley Project, was created with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s expansion of the federal Central Valley Project (CVP) with the construction of the Trinity Division.  “Reclamation awarded contracts for the Cow Creek Main and Clear Creek South Main Aqueducts in 1964. Valley Engineers, Inc., the contractor, began construction on the Cow Creek Aqueduct January 14, 1965. Purtzer and Dutton received the contract for Wintu Pumping Plant in 1965, to supply Cow Creek Unit.  The contractor completed the pumping plant in 1966.  Reclamation dedicated it September 3, 1966.  The history of the Trinity Division and construction of the Cow Creek Unit in 1965 is documented by Eric A. Stene and available online at:  https://www.usbr.gov/projects/pdf.php?id=108

The District presently has a Water Service Contract with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation that was converted to a Repayment Contract that provides for 24,578 acre-feet of water annually from the Central Valley Project, subject to shortage provisions.

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Reclamation again increases 2024 Central Valley Project water supply allocations

April 24, 2024

Media Contact: Mary Lee Knecht 916-978-5100 mgarrisonknecht@usbr.gov
For Release: Apr 24, 2024

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Today, the Bureau of Reclamation announced another increase in the Central Valley Project 2024 water supply allocation for south-of-Delta contractors and those in the Friant Division. While all north-of-Delta CVP contractors are currently at 100% of their supplies, south-of-Delta agricultural contractors are today being increased from 35% to 40%. Last week, on April 18, the Friant Division Class 1 allocation was increased from 95% to 100% and the Class 2 allocation increased from 0% to 5%.

All other CVP contract allocations remain the same per the March 22 water...

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June is National Safety Month

June is National Safety Month

June 01, 2024

As June arrives and the sun shines brightly overhead, many of us eagerly embrace the great outdoors to soak up the warmth and beauty of summertime. However, it's important to remember that outdoor adventures come with their own set of safety considerations.

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