CVPIACentral Valley Project Improvement Act
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addition, the CVPIA authorized the DOI to acquire water rights from
One provision of the CVPIA requires the Bureau to dedicate 800,000 acre-feet of project water per year to fish and wildlife restoration.
This third scenario is akin to the forced reallocation of water to the environment occurring under the CVPIA and other rulings.
The CVPIA established a $50 million fund for various projects considered beneficial, including land fallowing, water purchases, and environmental enhancement.
The public meeting and open house will include an overview of CVPIA actions and interactive poster stations.
The Delta parties sued the Bureau arguing that it should not be allowed, pursuant to the CVPIA, to release water from the New Melones Unit (1053) or purchase water to supplement the water dedicated to fish and wildlife (1054) unless it dedicated sufficient water to ensure that it did not exceed the Vernalis Salinity Standard.
The primary vehicle to fund acquisitions is the Restoration Fund authorized by CVPIA.
To achieve its goals, the CVPIA (i) establishes the protection of fish and wildlife as a project purpose, (ii) allocates water and creates user fees to fund activities to enhance fish and wildlife, (iii) introduces increasing block rate water prices, and (iv) allows water contractors to participate in water markets.
203) The CVPIA set a minimum flow of 340,000 acre-feet per year and mandated completion of a Trinity River Flow Evaluation Study (TRFES).
If so, the Ninth Circuit directed the lower court to determine whether section 5937 of the California Fish and Game Code is preempted by the CVPIA, which requires the Secretary to dedicate, deliver, and manage specified amounts of water in order to protect, restore, and enhance fish and wildlife.