Navajo Nation Municipal Pipeline Negotiations to Continue with Reclamation, the Navajo Nation, and the City of Farmington

Media Contact: Ryan Christianson, (970) 385-6590

For Release: July 19, 2012

DURANGO, Colo. - The Bureau of Reclamation, Navajo Nation, and city of Farmington, N.M. will continue negotiations on a proposed operations agreement for the Navajo Nation Municipal Pipeline, part of the Animas-La Plata Project. The third negotiation meeting is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at the Bureau of Reclamation, Four Corners Construction Office, 2200 Bloomfield Highway in Farmington, New Mexico.

The operations agreement will set forth terms and conditions that are determined to be necessary for delivery of water through the Navajo Nation Municipal Pipeline.

All negotiations are open to the public as observers, and the public will have the opportunity to ask questions and offer comments pertaining to the operations agreement during a thirty minute comment period following the negotiation session. The proposed operations agreement and other pertinent documents will be available at the negotiation meeting; by visiting our website under 'Current Focus'; or can be obtained by contacting Ryan Christianson at Reclamation, 835 East Second Avenue, Suite 300, Durango, Colorado, 81301, telephone (970) 385-6590.

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