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  Central Valley Project - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Central Valley Project (CVP) is a federal water project undertaken by the Bureau of Reclamation in 1935 as a long-term plan to use water in California's Central Valley.
The goals of the CVP were water and hydroelectric power for farms, flood control, improved navigability of the Sacramento River, and the development of water supplies for cities and towns of the Central Valley.
Many CVP water users are represented by the Central Valley Project Water Association (CVPWA).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Central_Valley_Project   (248 words)

 Bureau of Reclamation Mid-Pacific Region
The Central Valley Project (CVP) was originally conceived as a State project to protect the Central Valley from crippling water shortages and devastating floods.
The basic concept and facilities of today's massive project were included in the State Water Project formulated in the 1930's.
In the depression era, however, the State was unable to finance the project.
www.usbr.gov /mp/cvp   (235 words)

 State Water Project - Central Valley Project   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Today the Central Valley Project, operated by the federal Bureau of Reclamation, is one of the world’s largest water storage and transport systems.
CVP water irrigates more than 3 million acres of farmland and provides drinking water to nearly 2 million consumers.
The CVP has long-term contracts with more than 250 contractors in 29 out of 58 counties; while 29 agencies have 50-year contracts with the SWP.
www.publicaffairs.water.ca.gov /swp/cvp.cfm   (134 words)

 DOE/EIS-0232 Western Area Power Administration Central Valley Project
The Washoe Project was authorized by Congress in 1956 and is a separate project from the CVP.
The population decline of the Tipton kangaroo rats is caused by the increase of intensely irrigated agricultural crops.
This kangaroo rat is distributed in valley and foothill grassland and shrub habitats from northcentral Merced County to southwestern Madera and central Fresno counties.
www.eh.doe.gov /nepa/eis/eis-0232/HTML/chap3.htm   (12684 words)

 Central Valley project - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Central Valley project central Calif., long-term general scheme for the utilization of the water of the Sacramento River basin in the north for the benefit of the farmlands of the San Joaquin Valley in the south, undertaken by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation in 1935.
Folsom Dam is one of the several units constructed in the valley by the U.S. Corps of Engineers.
Confronting the environmental legacy of irrigated agriculture in the West: the case of the Central Valley Project.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-centrv1p1ro.html   (440 words)

Central Valley is a vast basin, stretching over 400 miles on its polar axis and a hundred in width, in the heart of California.
Justice Jackson's description of the magnitude of the Central Valley Project makes one proposition perfectly clear: to characterize every drop of water that flows through that immense project as "flood water" simply because flood control is among the purposes served by the project unnecessarily dilutes the language of the statute.
The two major rivers supplying water to the Central Valley Project are the Sacramento in the north, and the San Joaquin in the south.
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 Central Valley Project   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The federal Central Valley Project (CVP) is a long-term plan for the use of the water of the Sacramento River basin in the north for the benefit of the San Francisco Bay Area, the farmlands of the San Joaquin Valley, and other metropolitan areas in the south.
The project was undertaken by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation in 1935.
The CVP's concerns are flood control; improvement of navigation on Central Valley rivers; the development of hydroelectric power, irrigation, and municipal and industrial water supply; protection of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta from seawater encroachment; and the protection and enhancement of fish and wildlife.
www.valleywater.org /Water/Where_Your_Water_Comes_From/Imported_Water/Central_Valley_Project.shtm   (259 words)

 Central Valley Project - (General Overview)
Initial features of the project were built primarily to protect the Central Valley from crippling water shortages and menacing floods, but the CVP also improves Sacramento River navigation, supplies domestic and industrial water, generates electric power, conserves fish and wildlife, creates opportunities for recreation, and enhances water quality.
The Central Valley Project reservoir operations are coordinated to obtain maximum yields and deliver water into the main river channels and canals of the project in the most efficient and economical manner.
Except for the Contra Loma and Martinez Dams, in the Delta Division; the John A. Franchi Diversion Dam, in the Friant Division; the Sly Park Unit, and the San Luis Unit, the storage and conveyance facilities of the project are operated by the Bureau of Reclamation.
www.usbr.gov /dataweb/html/cvp.html   (3002 words)

 NPR : California's Central Valley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Yet the Central Valley is often referred to as the "other California" or California's "backyard," and the valley's inhabitants are acutely aware that they do not share in the glamour of Hollywood or Silicon Valley.
California's Central Valley is the most dynamic agricultural region in the world, yet farmers there are under tremendous pressure from new valley residents relocated from the coast and environmentalists to clean up their act.
The birthplace of modern agribusiness, the Central Valley supplies a quarter of the nations' foodstuffs and sets trends for farming nationwide.
www.npr.org /programs/atc/features/2002/nov/central_valley   (1124 words)

 Raley, Central Valley Project, CVP
As you are aware, increasing demand and hydrologic conditions, as well as implementation of the Central Valley Project Improvement Act (CVPIA), the Endangered Species Act (ESA), and the Clean Water Act, impact the ability of the project to meet its contractual obligations.
Chairman, the challenges that confront us in the immediate issue of 2002 project operations are similar in nature to the broader set of issues we face as we evolve the CALFED program from one of planning to one of implementation.
Reclamation is also working directly with CVP south-of-Delta contractors on an Integrated Resources Plan, which looks at locally implementable water supply and conservation projects, socio-economic analyses associated with water supply, and the impacts of proposed water supply projects on drainage in the region.
www.doi.gov /ocl/2002/cvpo.htm   (1852 words)

 GORP - The Central Valley Project: Ordered to Stop Short-changing of Water to Refuges in California's Central Valley
Rimmed by the Sierra Nevadas on the east and the Coastal Range on the west, the Central Valley of California is a 450-mile-long, 50-mile-wide basin largely drained by two rivers.
The Central Valley Project, the largest reclamation endeavor ever undertaken, became the remedy for the imbalance of land and water in the valley.
The Central Valley Project, or CVP for short, is the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation's most ambitious project, supplying irrigation water from dams and reservoirs and connecting canals to an area over 400 miles long and up to 100 miles wide.
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 Valley Ag Moves to Destroy the Central Valley Project Improvement Act, The Fish Sniffer
HR 3691 would rescind the Congressional mandate that required the Central Valley Project (CVP) to mitigate for the damages it caused to the salmon, striped bass, steelhead, American shad and sturgeon fisheries of the Bay-Delta estuary and its tributary rivers.
After many Central Valley runs declined 80 to 99 percent, Congress passed the CVPIA in 1992 with a mandate to double anadromous fishery populations so damaged by the CVP and to dedicate 800,000 acre feet of water to that task.
It destroys the Central Valley Project Improvement Act (Public Law 102-575) passed by Congress in 1992 in order to let the Bureau of Reclamation and Central Valley Project contractors off the hook for the major role they played in destroying the public fishery resources of the Bay-Delta estuary and its tributaries.
www.fishsniffer.com /guest/051021cspaaction.html   (1080 words)

 NCPA - Central Valley Project
Because the CVP generates power that is a vital component of the overall resource mix of communities and districts throughout California, the allocation of new costs to CVP customers can have a significant impact on local economies and electricity ratepayers.
The CVP serves farms, homes, and industry in California’s Central Valley as well as major urban centers in the San Francisco Bay Area; it is also the primary source of water for much of California’s wetlands.
The CVP plays a key role in California’s powerful economy, providing water for 6 of the top 10 agricultural counties in the nation’s leading farm state.
www.ncpa.com /central-valley-project.html   (266 words)

 The Central Valley Project   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
First proposed by the California legislature in 1933, the project was approved by the federal government two years later.
The CVP continues to provide flood control and water for agriculture throughout the Central Valley.
For years, the amount of water an individual farmer could obtain from the project was limited to what was needed to irrigate 160 acres.
www.californiahistory.net /8_pages/land_cvp.htm   (274 words)

 Bureau of Reclamation: Water Marketing Activities and Costs at the Central Valley Project   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
CVP water marketing costs, which are allocated to all water users through rates, stem from two general categories of activities: system- wide activities and contract administration activities.
The CVP, located in California's Central Valley Basin, is the one of the Bureau's largest multiple purpose water projects.
The CVP is technologically complex, consisting of numerous dams, reservoirs, canals, and pumping and power- generating facilities.
www.washingtonwatchdog.org /documents/gao/01/GAO-01-553.html   (7458 words)

 CENTRAL VALLEY PROJECT, CALIFORNIA: Summary from Federal Wildlife Laws Handbook   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
This statute reauthorizes the Central Valley project, a series of dams, reservoirs and canals in the San Joaquin Valley of California, and provides for water supply and water works construction for waterfowl management purposes.
The 1954 Act reauthorized the Central Valley project in California, previously authorized in legislation passed in 1937, 1940, 1949 and 1950.
The Secretary of the Interior may contract to provide public agencies and organizations with water from the Central Valley project for use within their boundaries for waterfowl purposes in the grasslands area of the San Joaquin Valley.
ipl.unm.edu /cwl/fedbook/cvp.html   (270 words)

 US EPA - REMAP - Region 9 CA Central Valley Project Information
California's Central Valley, which comprises more than 48,000 miles of surface water and 16 percent of the land area of California, is one of the nation's most productive agricultural areas.
The Region IX R-EMAP project seeks to assess the current condition of aquatic resources in the Central Valley, focusing on constructed agricultural drains (ditches) and natural waterbodies affected by agricultural management practices.
The geographic target area of the project is the whole watershed of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley, approximately 24,000 square miles.
www.epa.gov /emap2/remap/html/nine/valley.html   (1321 words)

 EPA: Federal Register: Proposed Central Valley Project Improvement Act (CVPIA) Interim Land Retirement Program, Central ...
The chief area of concern is the western side of the San Joaquin Valley from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta on the north to the Tehachapi Mountains south of Bakersfield, California.
Initial facilities of the federal Central Valley Project transported water from northern California through the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta region via the Delta-Mendota Canal in 1951 to irrigate 600,000 acres of land in the northern part of the San Joaquin Valley.
Land Retirement Team With the passage of the CVPIA in October 1992, Reclamation's Central Valley Water Project's (CVP) mission was changed to modify water flows to better support the needs of fish and wildlife throughout the project area.
www.epa.gov /fedrgstr/EPA-IMPACT/1998/February/Day-06/i2971.htm   (2033 words)

 Central Valley irrigation district fights to save arid farmland, despite cost to taxpayers Eric Brazil / SF Chronicle ...
Dingle said the combined effects of the Endangered Species Act, the Central Valley Project Improvement Act and the Interior Department's recent decision to reduce diversions from the Trinity River in northwestern California will leave Westlands with a shortage of more than 500,000 acre-feet of water in a normal rainfall year.
Although sold to Congress as a family farm project, with the promise that farmers would live on the land they farmed, Westlands in its early years was dominated by a handful of "paper farmers" who not only controlled enormous acreage but lived elsewhere.
In December, the district sued to block the implementation of Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt's decision to reduce the diversions from the Trinity River to the Central Valley Project, Westland's principal water source.
www.mindfully.org /Water/Central-Valley-Irrigation.htm   (1439 words)

 AFRP - Title 34-CVPIA 
(d) the terms "Central Valley Project" or "project" mean all Federal reclamation projects located within or diverting water from or to the watershed of the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers and their tributaries as authorized by the Act of August 26, 1937 (50 Stat.
Instream flow needs for all Central Valley Project controlled streams and rivers shall be determined by the Secretary based on recommendations of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service after consultation with the California Department of Fish and Game.
Any water saved by such projects or measures shall be governed by the conditions of subparagraph 3405(a)(1)(A) and (J) of this title, and shall be made available to the Secretary in proportion to the Secretary's contribution to the total cost of such project or measure.
www.delta.dfg.ca.gov /afrp/title34.asp   (6243 words)

 Central Valley Project Water Association - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Central Valley Project Water Association (CVPWA) represents water users that have long-term contracts with the Bureau of Reclamation and receive their water from the Central Valley Project.
The Central Valley Project operates many dams and canals in California.
They are also in favor of mitigating the damage the CVP caused to the Bay Delta.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Central_Valley_Project_Water_Association   (325 words)

 Central Valley project — Infoplease.com
Morton Mound 14 and mortuary ceremonialism in the central Illinois River valley.
The Tiber Valley Project: the Tiber and Rome through two millennia.
Assessing Criticisms of Faunal Analyses and Environmental Reconstructions in the Tehuacan Valley Project.
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 Bush Administration Renews Central Valley Contracts At Expense of Fish, Daniel Bacher, The Fish Sniffer Online
The contracts will provide water for 3.7 million acres of farmland in the Sacramento and San Joaquin Valleys, including vast tracts of corporate farms on the San Joaquin's west side that never should have been farmed because of the damage caused to fish, wildlife and the environment.
The contracts are being renewed on the basis of increasing the capacity for exporting water out of the Delta through the combining of state and federal pumping operations.
The Winnemem Wintu Tribe and a large coalition of fishing and environmental groups are opposing raising the dam for the huge damage it would cause to the tribe's cultural resources and Central Valley fisheries.
www.fishsniffer.com /dbachere/050310centralvalley.html   (1103 words)

 Friant Water Authority
The Friant Unit of the Central Valley Project delivers water to over one million acres of irrigable farm land on the east side of the southern San Joaquin Valley from approximately Chowchilla on the north to the Tehachapi Mountains on the south.
Thus the Friant Unit is dependent upon other features of the Central Valley Project, including Shasta Dam, the Tracy Pumping Plant and the Delta-Mendota Canal, to facilitate this required exchange.
In 1975 the locally financed Cross Valley Canal was completed, bringing water from the California aqueduct through a series of six pump lifts to the east side of the southern San Joaquin Valley is obtained through the pumping of groundwater.
www.friantwater.org   (295 words)

 central valley water project
Rep. Nunes introduced the Central Valley Project Reform Act of 2005.
The bill seeks to amend parts of the Central Valley Project Improvement Act of 1992 (CVPIA), which the congressman said contains provisions that have not been met; are punitive; and result in no environmental benefit.
* Replaces the CVP only obligation to double anadromous fish with a requirement of participation in the large state effort established by the Salmon, Steelhead, Trout and Anadromous Fisheries Program.
www.cpif.org /News/headlines/centralvalleywater.htm   (474 words)

 Central Valley Project (Calif.) books, find the lowest prices
Implementation of the Central Valley Improvement Act : Hearing before the Subcommittee on Water and Power of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate, One Hundred Third Congress, Second Session..
Central Valley Project Improvement Act : Hearing before the Subcommittee on Water and Power Resources of the Committee on Resources, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourth Congress, First Session, on H.R. 1906, a Bill to Amend the Central Valley Project Improvement Act, and for Other Purpo
Central Valley Project Improvement Act : Hearings before the Subcommittee on Water and Power of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate, One Hundred Second Congress, First Session, on S. by United States
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