Lower Colorado River Operations Center Telephone Number to Change December 5

Media Contact: Bob Walsh, 702-293-8421

For Release: December 02, 2006

Effective December 5, 2006, the telephone number for the Reclamation's Lower Colorado River Operations Center in Boulder City, Nev., will change.

The new telephone number will be (702) 293-8373.

The existing telephone number - 702.293.8680 - will remain in effect until January 1; calls to that number will be automatically rolled over to the new number. However, this number will not work after December 31.

The river operations center provides a single point of contact for lower Colorado River water contractors to request schedule changes, for communities or organizations along the river to submit requests for special operations, or to report problems with river flows.

The office is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time, and Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Pacific.

A water scheduler is on duty during these business hours. The scheduler can be contacted at the phone number listed above, by faxogram at (702) 293-8454, or by e-mail at waterops@lc.usbr.gov

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