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Released On: June 23, 2009
The meeting will run from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Yakima Arboretum at 1401 Arboretum Drive, Yakima, Wash.
Work Group participants will include the Yakama Nation, state, federal, county and city governments, environmental organizations, irrigation districts. Representatives from congressional delegations have also been invited to attend.
"We are looking forward to bringing an effective work group together again to find comprehensive solutions to managing the basin's water needs," said Jerry Kelso, Columbia-Cascades Area Office Manager.
Earlier successes of YRBWEP include the construction of fish ladders and fish screens at diversion dams and diversion canals, initiating new instream target flows at Sunnyside and Prosser Diversion dams during April through October, implementing water conservation projects, and habitat restoration.
The meeting is open to the public. The meeting facility is accessible to people with disabilities. Please contact Wendy Christensen at the Columbia-Cascades Area Office in Yakima, Wash., for sign language interpretation for the hearing impaired or other auxiliary aids. Reclamation and Ecology will keep the public informed of the progress of the work group as it attempts to find positive solutions for the Yakima basin.
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