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State Water Project to Deliver 100 Percent of Requests.

SACRAMENTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 8, 1996--The Department of Water Resources announced today it will deliver full entitlement requests (about 2.7 million acre-feet of water) to its 29 long-term water supply contractors in 1996.

An acre-foot of water is the amount one to two families of five ordinarily use in one year.

The increased delivery is based on the water content in February's Northern Sierra snow pack.

The Department allocates water as soon as it becomes available to help water contractors plan operations for 1996.

About 60 percent of State Water Project deliveries go to urban users in the San Francisco Bay Area, the San Joaquin Valley, and Southern California. Forty percent of the water goes to agricultural users in the San Joaquin Valley.

The Department bases its delivery estimates primarily on the amount of water in storage, environmental requirements, and projections of runoff from snowpack. (Attachment - Chart of requests/allocations) -0-
 1996 State Water Project Allocation
 (Acre-Feet)


 1996 Entitlement
 (a)
 Approved
 Table-A Request
S.W.P. Contractors (1) (2)


Feather River


County of Butte 1,200 800
Plumas County 1,300 1,300
Yuba City 9,600 3,150
 Subtotal 12,100 5,250


North Bay


Napa County 10,425 10,425
Solano County 37,800 37,800
 Subtotal 48,225 48,225


South Bay


Alameda County FC & WCD
 Zone 7 44,000 44,000
Alameda County WD 42,000 32,466
Santa Clara Valley WD 100,000 100,000
 Subtotal 186,000 176,466


San Joaquin Valley


Oak Flat WD 5,700 5,700
County of Kings 4,000 4,000
Dudley Ridge WD 53,370 53,370
Empire West Side ID 3,000 3,000
Kern County WA 1,117,060 1,117,060
Tulare Lake B. WSD 118,500 118,500
 Subtotal 1,301,630 1,301,630


Central Coastal


San Luis Obispo County 25,000 25,000
Santa Barbara County 45,486 42,986
 Subtotal 70,486 67,986


Southern California


AVEK 138,400 138,400
Castaic Lake WA 54,200 54,200
Coachella Valley WD 23,100 23,100
Crestline - Lake
 Arrowhead WA 5,800 4,150
Desert WA 38,100 38,100
Littlerock Creek ID 2,300 2,300
Mojave WA 50,800 20,000
MWDSC 2,011,500 738,800
Palmdale WD 17,300 17,300
San Bernardino Valley MWD 102,600 27,000
San Gabriel Valley 28,800 28,800
San Gorgonio Pass 17,300 0
Ventura County 20,000 10,000
 Subtotal 2,510,200 1,102,150


Total 4,128,641 2,701,707


a) 100% of Table -- A or initial request which ever is less




CONTACT: Department of Water Resources

Anita Garcia-Fante, 916/653-7431

Don Long/Dan Flory, 916/653-4314
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