Two Year Water Purchase Agreement for San Joaquin River Flow

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Merced Irrigation District
Document Title
Two Year Water Purchase Agreement for San Joaquin River Flow
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration

Document Description
The Board is currently undertaking a review of the San Joaquin River flow objectives originally adopted in the 1995 Bay-Delta Plan. It is considering making significant changes to both the flow objectives and the program of implementation of those objectives. The Board expects to have a new plan for the San Joaquin River flow objectives available for public review by approximately September 2012. Following adoption of a new Water Quality Control Plan for the San Francisco Bay/Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Estuary, the Board will then begin its process for implementing the flow objectives. The purpose of the proposed action is for Reclamation and MID to enter into a two year agreement with each other, establishing a mechanism to assist Reclamation in implementing the Board's D-1641 flow targets following expiration of the SJRA, and before the Board adopts a new implementation plan for San Joaquin River Basin flow objectives. It would be a "stop gap" measure which provides for spring pulse flows in the San Joaquin River at Vernalis despite the expiration of the SJRA.

Contact Information
Phil McMurray
Merced Irrigation District
744 W. 20th Street
Merced, CA 95340

Phone : (209) 722-5761


Mariposa Merced
Merced, Stanislaus and San Joaquin Rivers

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Local Action
Other Action Other Action: Water Transfer
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of State Parks, Division of Boating and Waterways California Department of Transportation, District 10 California Native American Heritage Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 Central Valley Flood Protection Board Delta Protection Commission Delta Stewardship Council Department of Water Resources Resources Agency State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights

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