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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Due to critically dry hydrologic conditions, Reclamation is updating water supply allocations for Central Valley Project municipal and industrial water service contractors. Effective April 1, water supply for all Central Valley Project M&I water service contractors will be reduced to Public Health and Safety. The announcement comes after the first three months of 2022 are the driest in the state’s recorded history.

Initial CVP water supply allocations were announced last month, which included a 25% allocation for M&I water service contactors with exception of north-of-Delta M&I contractors, who were already allocated Public Health and Safety due to limited northern California water storage.

“We recognize this reduction has real impacts on our CVP contractors and the communities they serve,” said Regional Director Ernest Conant. “This is a very difficult water year for the Central Valley Project and all of California, leading to difficult outcomes and unprecedented actions. We do not take these decisions lightly and appreciate the collaboration of our CVP partners.”

There are no updates to other CVP water supply allocations at this time. Water supply updates are made as appropriate and posted on Reclamation’s website. View Reclamation’s M&I shortage policy here.