The proposed action consists of CVWD implementing a fallowing program under which CVWD will enter into agreements with participating growers within the CVWD Colorado River Water irrigation service area which is located in the eastern Coachella Valley, Southeastern Riverside County. The program will compensate the participating growers in consideration for water that is conserved by the following agricultural farmland with a history of irrigation. The water conserved will not be consumptively used by CVWD or other Colorado River contractors and will instead be made available by forbearance to assist in the management of reservoir levels in the Colorado River in the Lower Basin during the current drought conditions. The program is intended to operate temporarily, conserving up to 10,000 Acre feet per year (AFY) in 2022 and 2023. CVWD on average provides approximately 245,000 AFY of Colorado River Water for agricultural irrigation. The program is not a long-term program intended to permanently change agricultural land use designations. The program is anticipated to begin in October 2022 and end in December 2023, but may be extended if drought conditions persist. A participating grower will be responsible for any required weed control and dust control on the fallowed land and will agree not to change land maintenance and crop cultivation practices on other lands within CVWD so as to result in increased consumptive use of water on those lands. Participants in the program will be prohibited from shifting water use to pumped groundwater while in the following program.