Reclamation Announces Negotiations to Transfer Operation and Maintenance of Reclamation Owned Facilities at Friant Dam

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

For Release: September 16, 2013

FRESNO, Calif. -The Bureau of Reclamation has scheduled a negotiation session with Fresno County Waterworks No. 18 for the long-term transfer of the operation and maintenance of Reclamation-owned facilities located at Friant Dam.

In addition to the transfer of operations and maintenance, the session will cover the proposed modification of Reclamation-owned pipelines and other infrastructure near the Dam and execution of an agreement for operation and maintenance of those facilities.

The negotiation session will be held in:

Monday, September, 23
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Bureau of Reclamation, South-Central California Area Office
1243 “N” Street, Fresno, California

The public is welcome to attend and will have the opportunity to comment. Participation instructions and all pertinent documents will be provided at the beginning of the session. For additional information, please contact Rena Ballew, Repayment Specialist, at 559-487-5041 (TTY 800-735-2929), fax 559-487-5397, or email

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