Today, the official allocation for south-of-Delta CVP agricultural water service contractors was increased from 70 percent to 75 percent. Reclamation’s announcement included the following information:
“The wet conditions this year have allowed Reclamation to meet full allocations for most CVP water users. However, Reclamation has had ongoing challenges in providing higher allocations for South-of-Delta water service contractors in recent decades due to regulatory restrictions.”
Reclamation plans to limit the amount of 2019 contract year water that can be rescheduled into the 2020 contract year to 10 percent of Westlands CVP contract total (about 120,000 acre-feet). Water users are encouraged to optimize the use of surface water to reduce the risk of cap loss at the end of the 2019 contract year.