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Bureau of Reclamation News Release

Mid-Pacific Region
Sacramento, Calif.


Media Contact: Erin Curtis, 916-978-5100, eccurtis@usbr.gov

For Release On: May 14, 2015

Reclamation Releases Draft Environmental Documents for Proposed Excess Capacity Contracts for Conveyance of Non-Klamath Project Water

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. - The Bureau of Reclamation has released for public review the draft environmental compliance documents for the proposed issuance of three temporary Excess Capacity contracts to Klamath Irrigation District, Langell Valley Irrigation District and Tulelake Irrigation District.

The Excess Capacity contracts would allow for temporary conveyance of non-Klamath Project water through Reclamation facilities, subject to available capacity, from June 1, 2015, through Nov. 15, 2015, and from April 1, 2016, through Nov. 15, 2019, for the three districts.

The Draft Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact are available at http://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_projdetails.cfm?Project_ID=21661 and were prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act. If you encounter problems accessing the documents, please call 916-978-5100 (TTY 800-877-8339) or email mppublicaffairs@usbr.gov.

Please email comments to Tyler Hammersmith at thammersmith@usbr.gov by close of business Thursday, May 28, 2015. Written comments may also be mailed to: Bureau of Reclamation, Attn: Tyler Hammersmith, 6600 Washburn Way, Klamath Falls, OR 97603 or faxed to 541-884-9053.

For additional information or to request a copy of the Draft EA/FONSI, please contact Hammersmith at 541-880-7514 (TTY 800-877-8339). Copies of the Draft EA/FONSI may also be viewed at Reclamation’s Klamath Basin Area Office at the above address.

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