Central Valley Project
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Purpose of the Act
- Protect, restore, and enhance fish, wildlife, and associated habitats in the Central Valley and Trinity River basins of California
- Address impacts of the Central Valley Project on fish, wildlife and associated habitats, and improve the operational flexibility of the Central Valley Project
- Increase water-related benefits provided by the Central Valley Project to the State of California through expanded use of voluntary water transfers and improved water conservation
- Contribute to the State of California's interim and long-term efforts to protect the San Francisco Bay/Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Estuary
- Achieve a reasonable balance among competing demands for use of Central Valley Project water, including the requirements of fish and wildlife, agricultural, municipal and industrial and power contractors
Implementing the Act
The Water Operations Division of the Pacific Southwest Regional Office, Region 8, works with U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and other agencies to implement the Central Valley Project Improvement Act.
In our office, the Comprehensive Assessment & Monitoring Program (CAMP) monitors fish and wildlife in the Central Valley and assesses the effectiveness of the Central Valley Project Improvement Act.