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Sacramento, CA 95825-1886
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MAR 22 2001

Mr. Lester Snow
Regional Director
Mid-Pacific Region
Bureau of Reclamation
2800 Cottage Way
Sacramento, California 95825

Dear Lester:

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has had the pleasure of working with your staff over the last year on a management analysis study regarding the future of Lake Berryessa. While a draft of that report has not yet been completed, we have been kept informed of the Bureau of Reclamation's (Reclamation) ongoing work concerning concession contract compliance and the proposed Visitor Services Plan (VSP). We are also aware that your agency is planning an upcoming open house to discuss a wide array of management issues at the Lake with permittees. In discussions with your staff, BLM and Reclamation have mutually agreed to the following:

We have also discussed this issue with Representative Mike Thompson and he has informed us he concurs with this approach. While I will encourage our staff in the Ukiah Field Office to stay in touch with your staff regarding this issue, I propose revisiting the management analysis in eighteen months and determining at that time the best way BLM can work with you and all those who are interested in Lake Berryessa's future.

Sincerely, // s //

Mike Pool
State Director