Reclamation updates 2019 Central Valley Project water allocations by Bureau of Reclamation Mar 15, 2019 Water News The Bureau of Reclamation today issued updated allocations for Central Valley Project contractors for the 2019 contract year. This update reflects the benefits of the series of storms that brought significant precipitation to California during February and early March. “The precipitation we’ve experienced since mid-February has provided a significant boost to the projected water supply for the Central Valley Project this year,” said Mid-Pacific Regional Director Ernest Conant. “With the improved CVP storage conditions and the latest runoff forecasts, we are pleased to increase the amount of water allocated to many of our water service contractors.” The three updated allocation areas include: North of the Delta, in-Delta and American River contractors’ allocations, for both agricultural water service and municipal and industrial service contractors, are increased to 100%. South-of-Delta agricultural water service contractors’ allocations are increased to 55% of their contract total. South-of-Delta allocations for municipal and industrial contractors’ allocations are increased to 80% of their historic use. Friant Division’s allocation remains unchanged with Class 1 contractors at 100%. The period for uncontrolled season deliveries to Class 2 contractors has been extended to April 10, and for the time being, contractors are being encouraged to take delivery of as much water as possible for beneficial use under their respective contracts to help minimize flood control releases. As the water year progresses, changes in hydrology and opportunities to deliver additional water will influence future allocations. Water supply updates are posted here.