Public Meeting on CVP Cost Allocation Study

The Bureau of Reclamation will provide an update on the cost allocation study for the Central Valley Project during a public meeting on June 29.

Cost allocation is a process to determine and distribute the costs of the multi-purpose CVP facilities among its seven congressionally authorized purposes – water supply, flood control, navigation, power, fish and wildlife, recreation and water quality. The cost obligation for each authorized purpose will be determined and will be the basis for repayment requirements for irrigation contractors, municipal and industrial contractors and commercial power contractors.

The last major CVP cost allocation was completed in 1970, with a minor update in 1975. The 1975 allocation has since been subject to minimal annual changes related to project water and power uses. The new allocation will replace the 1975 allocation in its entirety. Reclamation is leading the study, in coordination with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Western Area Power Administration. The study is expected to be completed in 2017.

Visit the project website for more information on the study. All meeting materials will be posted on the website the day before the meeting. Future public meetings are scheduled for Friday, Sept. 21, and Friday, Dec. 14.

Public Meeting
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Federal Building, 2800 Cottage Way
Cafeteria Conference Rooms C1001-C1002
Sacramento, CA  95825