Reclamation Releases Final Document for the San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area Resource Management Plan/General Plan

Media Contact: Pete Lucero, MP Region Public Affairs Officer, 916-978-5100

For Release: June 24, 2013

GUSTINE, Calif. – The Bureau of Reclamation today released the Final Environmental Impact Statement/ Environmental Impact Report for the San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area Resource Management Plan/General Plan. The San Luis Reservoir SRA consists of over 27,000 acres owned by Reclamation and includes the water surfaces of San Luis Reservoir, O’Neill Forebay, Los Banos Creek Reservoir; and adjacent recreation lands in Merced County, Calif.

The resource management plan is intended to guide recreation and resource management at the SRA in a way that maintains and enhances public and resource benefits and is consistent with Reclamation’s core mission of delivering water and generating power. The Final EIS/EIR describes the SRA’s existing setting, alternatives for future management under the resource management plan, and potential environmental impacts of the alternatives.

The Final EIS/EIR was prepared in cooperation with the California Department of Parks and Recreation to comply under the National Environmental Policy Act and California Environmental Quality Act, respectively and is available at:  If you encounter any difficulties assessing the documents online, please email or call 916-978-5100 (TTY 916-978-5608).

For more information or to request copies of the documents, please contact Dave Woolley, Bureau of Reclamation, South-Central California Area Office, at 559-487-5049 (TDD 559 487-5933) or email

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