Reclamation to Host Public Meeting on North Platte Water Operations

Media Contact: Mahonri Williams, (307) 561-5624

For Release: October 12, 2012

MILLS, Wyo. -- The Bureau of Reclamation has scheduled a North Platte River Water Information Meeting in Torrington, Wyo.

The meeting will be held at 10 a.m., on October 23, in the Fire Hall, in Torrington, Wyo. The Fire Hall is located at the corner of West C and Highway 26 in Torrington. To avoid obstruction of emergency vehicles, park north of the Fire Hall along the side of the street by the city park. Use the southwest entrance to the Fire Hall.

Coleman Smith, Wyoming Area Manager, said; "The purpose of the meeting is to present information on the operations and accounting of the North Platte River Reservoirs in Water Year 2012, which covers the period October 1, 2011, through September 30, 2012. Scenarios of operations for Water Year 2013 will also be presented using reasonable minimum, most probable, and reasonable maximum water supply conditions."

For additional information contact Mahonri Williams at (307) 261-5624 or

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