Reclamation Continues Water Contract Negotiations with Byron Bethany Irrigation District

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

For Release: March 12, 2012

The Bureau of Reclamation will conduct negotiations with the Byron Bethany Irrigation District on contract terms and conditions for the delivery and/or exchange of up to 4,725 acre-feet of its non-Central Valley Project water supply for delivery to the Tracy Hills Development for municipal and industrial use.

The negotiation session will be held Friday, March 16, beginning at 10 a.m., at the Bureau of Reclamation, South-Central California Area Office, 1243 N Street, Fresno, CA 93721.

The public is welcome to attend and will have the opportunity to provide comments. Participation instructions will be available at the sessions. The proposed contract and other draft documents will also be available at the session.

For more information or to obtain copies of the proposed contract, please contact Eileen Jones, Repayment Specialist, South-Central California Area Office (Tracy), at 209-836-6271, fax 209-826-6264, or

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