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Mid-Pacific Region
Sacramento, Calif.
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Jeffrey McCracken

Released On: September 20, 2007

Reclamation to Hold Alternatives Workshops for the New Melones Lake Area Resource Management Plan/EIS

The Bureau of Reclamation New Melones Lake in Calaveras and Tuolumne Counties.  New Melones Lake is managed by the Central California Area Office, part of the Bureau of Reclamations Mid-Pacific Region.  Reclamation has scheduled two Alternatives Workshops to request input from the public on alternatives development.

The RMP/EIS will evaluate current and future resource conditions and analyze whether updated or new management actions are needed.  These management actions include public health and safety, recreational and land use, traffic and transportation, cultural and archaeological resources, and sensitive species and habitats.  All actions will be incorporated into a single document to guide the management of natural, cultural, and recreational resources at the lake.

The public is encouraged to attend one of the two workshops to learn about and share their thoughts on opportunities to be considered in the RMP/EIS.  The workshops will be held:

New Melones Lake Visitor Center
Friday, September 28, 2007, 1-4 p.m. and
Saturday, September 29, 2007, 9 a.m.-noon
6850 Studhorse Flat Road
Sonora, California


Individuals who are unable to attend a workshop may send their comments by Wednesday, October 31, 2007, to Ms. Elizabeth Vasquez, Bureau of Reclamation, Central California Area Office, 7794 Folsom Dam Road, Folsom, CA  95630-6610, or e-mail evasquez@mp.usbr.gov, or fax 916-989-7208. 

For information on the RMP/EIS, please visit http://www.usbr.gov/mp/ccao/field_offices/new_melones/rmp.html (to view a map of the workshops' location, please click on "Workshops").  For information on New Melones Lake, please visit http://www.usbr.gov/mp/ccao/field_offices/new_melones/index.html.  If you have questions, please contact Ms. Vasquez at 916-989-7192 or e-mail evasquez@mp.usbr.gov.

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