Congressional Report Details CVP Issues by ACWA Staff Jul 7, 2020 Water News The Congressional Research Service recently released a new report, “Central Valley Project: Issues and Legislation,” to provide policy and legal analysis to Congress regarding Central Valley Project (CVP) water deliveries along with a summary of selected issues related to the CVP. “In addition to ongoing oversight of project operations and previously enacted authorities, a number of developing issues and proposals related to the CVP have been of interest to congressional decision makers,” the report states. “These include study and approval of new water storage and conveyance projects, updates to the state’s Bay-Delta Water Quality Plan, and a multipronged effort by the Trump Administration to make available more water for CVP water contractors, in particular those south of the Delta. Future drought or other stressors on California water supplies are likely to further magnify these issues.” The 37-page report includes an analysis of constraints on CVP water deliveries, ecosystem restoration efforts and proposals to build new or augment water storage projects, among other topics. The Congressional Research Service, a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, produces reports exclusively for the U.S. Congress, providing policy and legal analysis regardless of party affiliation. A copy of the report is available on ACWA’s website.