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DWR wants the water back that was used to protect Delta fisheries, further depleting the Delta's dwindling supply

December 10, 2008 -- The Department of Water Resources has put in an application to increase water diversions from the Delta at Clifton Court Forebay at the rate of 1,000  more acre feet during July, August and September for the years of 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. If Ross Perot was still around he would probably describe it as a "giant sucking sound."

CSPA will oppose and file appropriate comments on the request.

Subject: Public Notice for a Department of the Army Permit
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District has posted Public Notice SPK-1999-00715 to http://www.spk.usace.army.mil/regulatory.html

Applicant: State of California Department of Water Resources (DWR), Bay-Delta Office, Room 215-25, P.O. Box 942836, Sacramento, CA 94236-0001 Attn: Mark A. Holderman: The applicant's project purpose is to increase water diversions out of Old River into the Clifton Court Forebay (CCF) to cover water supply reductions taken to protect sensitive fisheries. The SWP would capture water provided through CALFED's Environmental Water Account (EWA) to recover water supply costs associated with previous reductions in SWP diversions undertaken to benefit Bay-Delta fishery resources. The maximum daily diversion rate into CCF during the months of July, August, and September, in calendar years 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, would increase from 13,870 acre-feet (af) to 14,860 af and the maximum three-day running average diversions would be increased from 13,250 af to 14,240 af. This project is located in Tracy, in Contra Costa County, California, in Section 20, Township 1 South, Range 4 East, MDB&M.

Written comments and/or a request for a paper copy of the notice may be submitted to William Guthrie at the US Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District, Regulatory Division, Room 1480, 1325 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814-2922, email: william.h.guthrie@usace.army.mil.

Comments must be received by January 9, 2009.

Eileen Imamura
Regulatory Tech, Regulatory Division
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District