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Released On: August 02, 2013

Reclamation to Hold Lake Berryessa Community Forum Meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 14, in Winters

NAPA, Calif. – The Bureau of Reclamation will hold the next meeting of the Lake Berryessa Community Forum on Wednesday, Aug. 14, at the Winters Community Center in Winters, 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, Aug. 14
6-8 p.m.
Winters Community Center
201 Railroad Avenue
Winters, CA  95694

At the May 22 meeting held at the Capell Valley Fire Station at the southern end of Lake Berryessa, Reclamation staff and members of the Community Forum’s Coordinating Team discussed the current status of recreation services, the status of interim concession contracts, the process to move forward with the request for proposals and long-term concession contracts, Reclamation’s activities for fire management for the 2013 season and management issues for the lake’s east side.

At the Aug. 14 meeting, Reclamation will provide additional updates on the status of recreation services, the progress being made on the request for proposals for long-term contracts, and management issues on the east side of Lake Berryessa identified at the last Forum meeting.

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 Aug. 14 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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