Reclamation Releases Environmental Documents for the New Melones Lake Area Storage Facility

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

For Release: June 27, 2013

SONORA, Calif. – The Bureau of Reclamation has released environmental documents for the New Melones Lake area storage facility. The new building will provide secure storage space for various equipment and property and will be built near Reclamation’s maintenance yard, administration building and visitor center and museum in Tuolumne County, Calif.

The Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact were prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and are available at If you encounter problems accessing the documents online, please call 916-978-5100 or email

For additional information or to request a copy of the EA and FONSI, please contact Michael Inthavong at 916-978-5035 or

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