Reclamation Schedules Media Briefings for Friday, February 20, on WY 2009 CVP Water Supply Allocation

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Joint briefing with California Department of Water Resources in Sacramento.

Mr. Donald Glaser, Regional Director for the Bureau of Reclamation’s Mid-Pacific Region, will be joined in Sacramento by Mr. Lester Snow, Director, California Department of Water Resources (DWR) for the first of three media briefings to be held on Friday, February 20, 2009. At all three briefings, Mr. Glaser will discuss the initial Water Year (WY) 2009 allocations for the Federal Central Valley Project (CVP). At the Sacramento briefing, Mr. Snow will discuss the water supply for the State Water Project (SWP).

California continues to be in a critically dry period, and Reclamation is closely coordinating with the State of California, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Marine Fisheries Service, and other Federal, State, and local organizations to fulfill its water supply obligations, which include water quality and the protection of fish and wildlife and associated habitats.

WHO:     Mr. Donald Glaser, Regional Director, Mid-Pacific Region, Bureau of Reclamation.

WHAT: Media Briefing to discuss WY 2009 Water Supply Allocation Announcement for the Federal CVP.

WHEN: Friday, February 20, 2009.

WHERE:

  •     Sacramento – Joint Reclamation/DWR Briefing at 8:30 a.m., Reclamation’s Mid-Pacific Regional Office,

2800 Cottage Way, Cafeteria Conference Room (Public Affairs Office 916-978-5100). Mr. Glaser will be
joined by Mr. Lester Snow, Director, DWR, who will discuss the water supply for the SWP.

  •     Redding – 11:30 a.m., Red Lion Hotel, 1830 Hilltop Drive, Siskiyou Room (hotel 530-221-8700).
  •     Fresno – 2:30 p.m., Piccadilly Inn Airport, 5115 East McKinley Avenue, Merlot Room (hotel 559-251-6000).

MEDIA: Briefing is open to all media. Please bring identification and credentials.

For additional information, please contact the Public Affairs Office at 916-978-5100 or ibr2mprpao(at)mp.usbr.gov.

Reclamation is the largest wholesale water supplier and the second largest producer of hydroelectric power in the United States, with operations and facilities in the 17 Western States. Its facilities also provide substantial flood control, recreation, and fish and wildlife benefits. Visit our website at http://www.usbr.gov.

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