Reclamation Announces Jackson Lake Operations Meeting

Media Contact: John Redding, (208) 378-5212
Mike Beus, (208) 678-0461 x27

For Release: May 06, 2003

The Bureau of Reclamation will host a public meeting in Jackson, Wyoming, on May 15, to present streamflow forecasts and projected reservoir operations for Jackson Lake and the Snake River above Palisades Reservoir. Projected flows are the highest since 1999 at 85 percent of average.

Date May 16, 2003 Time 7:00 p.m. Location Antler Inn 330 West Pearl Jackson, Wyoming

Jackson Lake contains more water than last year and the watershed upstream is among the wettest places in Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming.

All river users interested in the operations of Jackson Lake and the resulting flows downstream are invited to attend. The public will have an opportunity to ask questions about drought management, projected river flows, projected lake levels, and the operations of other upper Snake River facilities.

The meeting facility is accessible to people with disabilities. Please contact Noree Garcia by phone (208 678-0461, extension 10) at the Snake River Area Office, Burley Idaho, if you need sign language interpretation other auxiliary aids.

More information regarding Bureau of Reclamation programs can be found on the Pacific Northwest Regions Internet Homepage at: For current streamflows and reservoir elevations, click on the HydroMet link.

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