Public Meeting Scheduled on Long-Range Operating Criteria for Colorado River Reservoirs

Media Contact: Bob Walsh, 702.293.8421

For Release: November 18, 2004

The Bureau of Reclamation will conduct a public meeting in Henderson, Nevada, on Nov. 19 to receive input regarding proposed limited changes to the Long Range Operating Criteria (LROC) for Colorado River reservoirs.

The meeting will be held in the Henderson Convention Center at 200 South Water Street in Henderson, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The LROC were developed pursuant to Section 602 of the Colorado River Basin Project Act of 1968, and ensure the coordinated long-range operation of the reservoirs, particularly Lake Powell and Lake Mead. The LROC undergo public review approximately every five years. Previous reviews were conducted in 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, and 1995.

The proposed changes will not affect the allocation of Colorado River water to the Basin States nor change the entitlements within each state.

To view information regarding this year's review of the LROC, visit the web site at

Persons interested in submitting comments or questions should send them to: Regional Director, Attention: BCOO 4000, Bureau of Reclamation, Lower Colorado Region, P.O. Box 61470, Boulder City, Nevada 89006 1470.

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