Public Meeting Scheduled on Central Valley Project Improvement Act Annual Work Plans for Fiscal Year 2013

Media Contact: Pete Lucero, 916 978 5100

For Release: November 23, 2012

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Bureau of Reclamation will hold a public meeting on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, to present the Central Valley Project Improvement Act Annual Work Plans for Fiscal Year 2013 (Oct. 1, 2012 to Sept. 30, 2013.)

The meeting will be held in Sacramento on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., at the Red Lion Hotel Woodlake Conference Center, 500 Leisure Lane, Sacramento, CA 95815.

At the meeting, presentations will be made on the following:

• Introductions and Opening Remarks: 1:00 – 1:20 p.m. (Dan Castleberry, USFWS, and Dave Gore, Reclamation)

• CVPIA Fisheries Revisioning 1:20 – 1:40 p.m.

• Anadromous Fish Screen Program – Section 3406(b)(21) 1:40 – 2:00 p.m.

• Anadromous Fish Restoration Program – Section 3406(b)(1) 2:00 – 2:40 p.m.

• Clear Creek Restoration Program – Section 3406(b)(12) 2:40 – 3:00 p.m.

• Comprehensive Assessment and Monitoring – Section 3406(b)(13) 3:00 – 3:20 p.m.

• Refuge Water Supply, Conveyance, and Construction Program 3:20 – 4:00 p.m. Sections 3406(b)(3), (d)(1, 2, & 5), and (g)

The CVPIA Annual Work Plans for FY2013 will be available in hard copy at the meeting and online after Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at: Under the heading, “Draft CVPIA Annual Work Plans,” please click on “FY2013.”

For additional information please contact Cesar Blanco, USFWS, CVPIA Implementation Division, at 916-978-6190, or e-mail; or Richard Woodley, Reclamation, Division of Resources Management, at 916-978-5201, or e-mail

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