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Margaret Gidding
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Released On: March 05, 2014

Reclamation to Hold Sacramento and San Joaquin Basins Study WebEx Meeting

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Bureau of Reclamation will hold a WebEx meeting for the public on the Sacramento and San Joaquin Basins Study. The public is invited to participate in the WebEx meeting which will be conducted:

Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 1:30-3 p.m.
Go to: https://ssjbs.webex.com/ssjbs/onstage/g.php?d=663732350&t=a
and follow the instructions for connecting to the WebEx meeting.

This is the second of a series of web-based presentations designed to inform stakeholders and the public about the basin study process and will present the findings and data developed in the first part of the Sacramento and San Joaquin Basins Study. The presentation will also identify the next steps in the preparation of the study which includes participation by stakeholders and the public to propose climate adaptation strategies.

The purpose of the study is to identify strategies to meet current and future water demands, as well as to adapt to potential climate change impacts to water and associated resources in these basins. The study was initiated under the Department of the Interior’s WaterSMART (Sustain and Manage America’s Resources for Tomorrow) Program.

Building on previous and ongoing work in the Sacramento and San Joaquin Basins, the study is projected to be completed in December 2014. The study team will use information and experience available throughout the basins from interested individuals and organizations as input for the study.

This effort is being conducted as a partnership by Reclamation with the California Department of Water Resources, California Partnership for San Joaquin Valley, Stockton East Water District, Madera County Resource Management Agency, El Dorado County Water Agency, Friant Water Authority, and Mountain Counties Water Resources Association.

For additional information, please contact Arlan Nickel, Program Manager, at 916-978-5061 or anickel@usbr.gov or Shelley Mcginnis, Project Manager, at 916-978-4349 or smcginnis@usbr.gov or visit http://www.usbr.gov/mp/SSJBasinStudy/index.html.

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