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Posted by: thepinetree on 12/30/2020 07:21 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 12/30/2020 07:21 PM
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Trump Administration Advances Plan to Increase Water Storage for 2 Million People, Over 1 Million Acres of Farmland and 200,000 acres of Pacific Flyway Wetlands

Sacramento, CA...Today, the Bureau of Reclamation sent Congress the final feasibility report for the B.F. Sisk Dam Raise and Reservoir Expansion Project. This marks an important step forward in returning water supply reliability to south-of-Delta farmers, local communities, and wildlife refuges.





“Reclamation has worked hard to make this important project for California’s water supply a reality,” said Commissioner Brenda Burman. “Dam safety improvements at B.F. Sisk are gearing up; now is the time to take advantage of this opportunity and increase water supply in San Luis Reservoir—a win-win for the many that benefit from San Luis Reservoir water.”

Reclamation and the San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority partnered to investigate adding 10-feet to the crest of B.F. Sisk Dam while implementing dam safety modifications. The additional space would be used to store water that could be delivered to south-of-Delta water contractors and wildlife refuges. This water would be used to meet existing contractual obligations and not serve any new demands.

The B.F. Sisk Dam Raise and Reservoir Expansion Feasibility Report was prepared consistent with pertinent study authorizations, and pursuant to the requirements of Reclamation Safety of Dams Act of 1978, as amended by Public Law 114-113, and the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act of 2016. Results of the analyses indicate the project to be technically, environmentally, financially and economically feasible.

“While there is still work to be done,” said Regional Director Ernest Conant, “Reclamation and our partner, the San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority, are very pleased to witness this critical milestone for the project.”

“San Luis Reservoir plays an important role as a lynchpin of California’s water system. The reservoir’s water storage capacity is increasingly important to respond to a changing climate. Increasing water storage is a critical component of building water resilience,” said Executive Director of the San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority Federico Barajas. “We appreciate the collaborative partnership with Reclamation and are pleased to see the Feasibility Report be transmitted to Congress and look forward to advancing this important project.”

Background
B.F. Sisk Dam is a 382-foot high earthfill embankment located on the west side of the Central Valley, about 12 miles west of Los Banos. The dam is over 3 miles long and impounds San Luis Reservoir, which has a current total capacity of around 2 million acre-feet.

A final supplemental environmental impact statement was prepared for the project under the National Environmental Policy Act and released on Dec. 18, 2020; the report is available here: https://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_project_details.php?Project_ID=44425.

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The Bureau of Reclamation is a federal agency under the U.S. Department of the Interior and is the nation's largest wholesale water supplier and second largest producer of hydroelectric power. Its facilities also provide substantial flood control, recreation opportunities, and environmental benefits. Visit www.usbr.gov and follow @USBR and @ReclamationCVP on Twitter.

The San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority was established in January of 1992 and consists of 27 member agencies providing water service to approximately 1,200,000 acres of irrigated agriculture, 2 million people, and 130,000 acres of wetlands within the western San Joaquin Valley, San Benito and Santa Clara counties.


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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-12-30 19:53:03   By: Anonymous
 
Just get this f u c k i n g criminal out of the White House

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-12-30 20:00:36   By: Anonymous
     
    The 'Trump' Administration did this? Who on earth writes these headlines? Good grief.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2021-01-01 08:46:33   By: Anonymous
       
      Fake news. We all know the Trump administration has never had a plan for anything. It's all make it up as you go, BS.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-12-30 20:15:44   By: Anonymous
     
    "Our leaders (not me, of course!) are pathetic" he tweeted on Tuesday. "They only know how to lose! P.S. I got MANY Senators and Congressmen/Congresswomen Elected. I do believe they forgot!"

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-12-30 20:49:44   By: Anonymous
     
    So storing water in case if a drought is bad? If Newsom had suggested it you would have praised it :)

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2020-12-30 21:49:26   By: Anonymous
       
      ? Are you Ok?


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        Re:
        Posted on: 2020-12-31 20:02:13   By: Anonymous
         
        Donnie Boy can give a flying fuk about any wetlands! Get it? Flying Fuk, wetlands.....................HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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      Re: Trump for Governor of California
      Posted on: 2020-12-31 08:12:15   By: Anonymous
       
      Hey buddy, these are democrats, they whine and cry until the end of time. If they don't get their way after awhile, they turn to violence and destroying other people's property. They're hypocrites, the majority of our criminals are democrats, and that's a PROVEN FACT.
      One thing Trump has done is make many of our Republican politicians stand up and stop letting other democrat politicians push them around.
      I use to be a democrat, but after Bill Clinton and his pos wife I quit voting for the hypocrites.
      Wtg president Trump, now if we get our hypocrite Governor, come to California and make this State Great Again!!!

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        Re: Trump for Governor of California
        Posted on: 2020-12-31 16:39:23   By: Anonymous
         
        What have you been smoking? You need a reality check!


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          Re: Trump for Governor of California
          Posted on: 2020-12-31 20:03:30   By: Anonymous
           
          He's smoking crack, hence the intelligible dribbage.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-12-30 20:08:17   By: Anonymous
 
10 of the 25 poorest countries are in KY. Yet, KY gets 38.5% of its annual budget from the federal government. That’s our tax money going to support Mitch’s state.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-12-30 20:47:17   By: Anonymous
     
    So let me get this right! Mitch is in and has a country? What are you saying knuckle head?

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2020-12-30 20:51:03   By: Anonymous
       
      Counties in the country.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2020-12-31 08:52:18   By: Anonymous
       
      So, he or she made one little mistake - or autocorrect did. The gist of what was said is the truth and with what you should be more concerned.

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2020-12-31 20:04:37   By: Anonymous
         
        Back in the day Mitch's wife was one hot little zipperhead. Now?

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-12-30 20:54:54   By: Anonymous
     
    (10 of the 25 poorest countries are in K.Y.)
    I’m sure you have a big degree that gives you the ability to explain your indefensible claims .... but please work on the basics first.
    1) proofread
    2) learn the difference between countries, states, and counties
    3) Kentucky has far lower federal subsidies that California, New York, Illinois, New Jersey,
    Washington, and Oregon.


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      Re:
      Posted on: 2020-12-30 21:23:21   By: Anonymous
       
      https://taxfoundation.org/state-federal-aid-reliance-2020/

      Why the fvck would you defend Mitch McConnell?

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2020-12-31 07:09:45   By: Anonymous
       
      Your reminder that the total cost of providing $2,000 checks ($465 billion) is less than half the amount American billionaires have made during the pandemic ($1 trillion).

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      Re: proofread
      Posted on: 2020-12-31 15:08:01   By: Anonymous
       
      You need to follow your own advice!
      What were you trying to say in your #3 response!
      Looks like you let your higher education get in the way of your mouth.
      Well?

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    Nevada is the most selfish state in the US
    Posted on: 2020-12-30 23:36:39   By: Anonymous
     
    The number one most selfish state in the US makes perfect sense

    https://bgr.com/2020/12/29/selfish-states-ranking-50-state/

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-12-30 21:15:13   By: Anonymous
 
He is lame and has NO, NO idea what he is doing!! OR what is good for the "people"!

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-12-31 08:17:33   By: Anonymous
     
    Why don't you check with the farmers and see how they feel about it. It does not personally affect you so keep quiet.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2020-12-31 09:04:42   By: Anonymous
       
      We all are effected by the stupid trump .

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        Re: You will Know stupid when Biden and Kamela take over.
        Posted on: 2021-01-01 11:47:15   By: Anonymous
         


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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-12-30 23:30:56   By: Anonymous
 
What about the drained wetlands that is killing all the birds up North?
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/disease-is-decimating-california-s-wild-ducks-and-shorebirds-what-s-really-responsible/ar-BB1chZNk?ocid=msedgdhp



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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-12-31 04:20:52   By: Anonymous
     
    Skouls is this nachuns fuchore!

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-12-31 07:59:59   By: Anonymous
 
A Qanon suicide bombs Nashville, and there’s not a peep on here about this......

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-12-31 08:07:56   By: Anonymous
     
    ^ So

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2020-12-31 08:17:35   By: Anonymous
       
      You would care if he wasn’t white.

      If he was Muslim, this would be on Fox non-stop.

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        Re: Proud boy Meeting
        Posted on: 2020-12-31 08:34:59   By: Anonymous
         
        The Proud Boys will be meeting January 6 at 2 pm in the Irish tasting room. Ready to stand up for Trump.

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          Re: Proud boy Meeting
          Posted on: 2020-12-31 09:00:36   By: Anonymous
           
          Sounds like an all boy bar

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          Re: Proud boy Meeting
          Posted on: 2020-12-31 09:26:07   By: Anonymous
           
          What a bunch of white supremacist losers.

          [Reply ]

            Re: Proud boy Meeting
            Posted on: 2020-12-31 20:06:09   By: Anonymous
             
            They;ll all be packing KY Jelly, and each other too.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-12-31 09:01:40   By: Anonymous
     
    That dude was trump supporter all the way

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2020-12-31 13:43:27   By: Anonymous
       
      Clearly.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-12-31 08:53:16   By: Anonymous
 
Shameless bid for the farm vote in 2024. No matter that his great big trade deal with the Chinese amounted to nil and worse than what came before.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-12-31 08:54:22   By: Anonymous
 
Yeah, because Trump is so concerned about the environment. Pay no attention while I sell Arctic drilling rights in endangered Alaskan habitat to the highest bidder... at a time when we have an oil glut.

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    Re: MCGA
    Posted on: 2020-12-31 10:29:40   By: Anonymous
     
    Make California Great Again! Best idea I've heard of in a long time! Pres./Gov. Trump could turn this place around in 2 weeks! Gavin could get hired to clean the shreds of paper his Aunt Nancy has created during her time in the Senate.

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      Pelosi Speaker Of The House
      Posted on: 2020-12-31 10:52:11   By: Anonymous
       
      How informed you are. Nancy Pelosi is the Speaker Of The House.
      Typical know nothing dumphumper.

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        Re: Pelosi Speaker Of The House
        Posted on: 2020-12-31 11:52:28   By: Anonymous
         
        How informed? Hey maybe you should look at how the Speaker is elected. That worthless woman is still a Representative of 12th district in the Bay of Area of liberal Commiefornia.

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          Re: Pelosi Speaker Of The House
          Posted on: 2020-12-31 12:54:37   By: Anonymous
           
          The point was that she isn’t a Senator

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            Re: Pelosi Speaker Of The House
            Posted on: 2020-12-31 20:07:35   By: Anonymous
             
            ^Sir or Mame, you are right. That Trumpster is jusst a brain dead heaver.

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              Re: Pelosi Speaker Of The House
              Posted on: 2021-01-01 17:33:10   By: Anonymous
               
              She just received a new paint job on her garage

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-12-31 11:31:01   By: Anonymous
     
    He did not pass that ignoramous.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2020-12-31 11:46:13   By: Anonymous
       
      https://www.npr.org/2020/11/28/939629348/trump-administration-moves-to-sell-drilling-rights-to-alaskas-arctic-national-wi



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