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Released On: October 26, 2012

Reclamation Requests Comments on Draft Feasibility Report for Shasta Lake Water Resources Investigation
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – In February 2012, the Bureau of Reclamation released the Draft Feasibility Report documenting draft findings of the potential costs, benefits and impacts of enlarging Shasta Dam and Reservoir. Reclamation has been studying the feasibility of alternative dam and reservoir sizes and water operations, in addition to a No Action alternative.

Reclamation has received comments since the Draft Feasibility Report was released in February and is now requesting any additional written comments from all interested individuals, agencies and organizations by Friday, Dec. 28, 2012. All comments received will be considered as we complete the remaining engineering, environmental, economic and financial studies and related reports.

Reclamation is also preparing a formal Draft Environmental Impact Statement and will establish a separate formal public review and comment opportunity once that document is distributed to the public. A decision to raise the dam and enlarge the reservoir requires complex and intricate analyses. As the decision-making process continues, Reclamation will address public and agency concerns and comply with all applicable federal, state, and local law and policy.

The Draft Feasibility Report is available on Reclamation’s website at http://www.usbr.gov/mp/slwri/index.html. Written comments can be submitted via email to BOR-MPR-SLWRI@usbr.gov or by mail to the address below:

Katrina Chow, Project Manager Bureau of Reclamation 2800 Cottage Way, MP-720 Sacramento, CA 95825-1893

For questions, please contact Katrina Chow at 916-978-5067 or fax your request to 916-978-5094. Please direct all media calls to the Public Affairs Office at 916-978-5100. To request an electronic copy of the draft documents, contact Louis Moore at 916-978-5106 (TTY 916-978-5608) or by email at wmoore@usbr.gov. Copies of the documents may also be viewed at Reclamation’s Regional Library, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, by calling 916-978-5593. For additional information about the Shasta Lake Water Resources Investigation, please visit http://www.usbr.gov/mp/slwri/index.html.

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