Reclamation Postpones Public Meeting on North Platte Water Operations

Media Contact: Mahonri Williams, (307) 261-5624

For Release: October 03, 2013

MILLS, Wyo. -- The Bureau of Reclamation is providing notice that the North Platte River Water Information Meeting scheduled for October 9 in Torrington, Wyo. has been postponed due to the lapse of Federal appropriations.

Coleman Smith, Wyoming Area Manager, said; "While this meeting is important to provide the public information regarding Reclamation's North Platte River operations, it is not considered a critical function during the Government shutdown."

When the lapse in appropriations has been resolved, a public notice will be issued to announce the new meeting date.

For additional information contact Mahonri Williams at (307) 261-5624 or

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