Environmental Law & Policy Alert – Update from Somach Simmons & Dunn

April 08, 2024

The Central Valley Project Water Supply Allocation Forecast: What Factors into Reclamation’s Determination?

Following back-to-back wet winters bringing torrential rainstorms and record-breaking blizzards, water users throughout California may have cause for optimism when it comes to their water supply for 2024. After an initial conservative Central Valley Project (CVP) water allocation forecast in February, the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) recently announced an additional increase in CVP water deliveries. The CVP is a federally owned and operated water project that supplies approximately 7 million acre-feet of water per year to millions of people throughout the state. CVP water is delivered to users that have contracts with Reclamation to meet municipal, industrial, or agricultural water demands… Read More

Written by Kelly M. Doyle