Reclamation Continues Negotiation of a New Repayment Contract for San Luis Drainage Collection Facilities

Media Contact: Pete Lucero, MP Region Public Affairs Officer, 916-978-5100

For Release: February 29, 2012

The Bureau of Reclamation has scheduled a ninth session to negotiate a new repayment contract with the Westlands Water District to provide reimbursement of federal funds used to construct drainage collection facilities within the district.

Westlands Water District is a contractor in the San Luis Unit of Reclamation’s Central Valley Project. Located west of the City of Firebaugh and extending south to Kettleman City, Westlands encompasses more than 600,000 acres of farmland in western Fresno and Kings counties.

The ninth negotiation session is scheduled in:

Friday, March 9
10:00 a.m.
2800 Cottage Way
Roosevelt Room - E-2901 A & B

The public is welcome to attend the negotiation session and will have the opportunity to comment. Participation instructions will be provided at the beginning of the session along with pertinent documents. For additional information, please contact Valerie Curley, Contract Administration Branch Chief, South Central California area office 559-487-5041 (TTY 800-735-2929), fax 559-487-5397 or

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