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Mid-Pacific Region
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Louis Moore
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Released On: April 11, 2013

Reclamation to Hold Lake Berryessa Community Forum Meeting on Wednesday, April 24, in Napa, Calif.

NAPA, Calif. – The Bureau of Reclamation will hold the next meeting of the Lake Berryessa Community Forum on Wednesday, April 24, in Napa, Calif. Forum meetings are designed to promote public input regarding future recreation opportunities and services at Lake Berryessa. The public is invited to attend the Forum meeting which will be held:

Wednesday, April 24
1:30-3:30 p.m.
Napa Elks Lodge #832
2840 Soscol Avenue
Napa, CA  94558

At the March 27 meeting held in Winters, Calif., Reclamation staff and members of the Community Forum’s Coordinating Team discussed the naming of the lake’s concession areas; possible impacts of budget sequestration on Reclamation operations; and the timeline, plan and budget for concession services. Discussion topics for the April 24 meeting will include the recently announced decision on the concession area names, the status of plans for the 2013 recreation season, the process for moving forward with the request for proposals and long-term contracts, possible effects of the sequestration and Reclamation’s activities for fire management for the 2013 season.

Reclamation is working to implement the Lake Berryessa Visitor Services Plan Record of Decision and provide for recreation in the lake’s concession areas for the 2013 recreation season. Reclamation’s goal continues to be to provide safe and enjoyable recreation experiences for visitors to Lake Berryessa.

To be added to the Lake Berryessa email/mailing list or to request special assistance to attend the March 27 meeting, please contact Janet Sierzputowski, Public Affairs Office, at 916-978-5112 (TTY 916-978-5608) or jsierzputowski@usbr.gov.

Lake Berryessa is managed by Reclamation’s Central California Area Office as part of the Solano Project. Additional information is available at http://www.usbr.gov/mp/ccao/berryessa/index.html.

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