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Reclamation: Louis Moore
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Released On: July 10, 2014

Public Open House Scheduled on Central Valley Project Improvement Act Annual Work Plans for Fiscal Year 2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Bureau of Reclamation will hold a public Open House on Thursday, July 31, 2014, to present and solicit comments on the Central Valley Project Improvement Act Annual Work Plans for Fiscal Year 2015. The Open House will be held in:

Sacramento
Thursday, July 31, 2014, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Cafeteria Conference Room C-1001-1002, Federal Building
2800 Cottage Way

At the Open House, presentations will be made on the following:

9:00-9:15         Introductions and Finances (Restoration Fund): David Mooney, Reclamation
9:15-9:30         CVPIA Fisheries Structured Decision Making Process: Cesar Blanco, USFWS
9:30-9:45         CVPIA Refuges Interagency Refuge Water Management Team Updates: Tim Rust, Reclamation
9:45-10:00       Introduction to Program Stations: David Mooney
10:00-11:00     Breakout Session

Anadromous Fish Restoration Program  
Habitat Restoration Program
Trinity River Restoration Program  
Dedicated Project Yield
Instream Water Acquisition Program
Tracy Fish Collection Facility
Clear Creek Restoration Program

Spawning and Rearing Habitat Restoration Program 
Comprehensive Assessment and Monitoring Program   
Anadromous Fish Screen Program
San Joaquin River Restoration Program
Ecosystem and Water System Modeling Program
Refuge Water Supply Program

11:00-11:45  Public Comments
11:45-Noon  Closing Remarks and Next Steps: David Mooney

Comments must be submitted by close of business Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, to Anna Sutton, Reclamation, Division of Resources Management, at 916-978-5214 or asutton@usbr.gov. The Draft CVPIA Annual Work Plans for Fiscal Year 2015 will be available Thursday, July 24, 2014, at http://www.usbr.gov/mp/cvpia/index.html and at the Open House.

For additional information, please contact Cesar Blanco, Ph.D., USFWS, CVPIA Implementation Division, at 916-978-6190 or cesar_blanco@fws.gov, or David Mooney, Ph.D., P.E., Reclamation, Division of Resources Management, at 916-978-5190 or dmmooney@usbr.gov.

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Reclamation is the largest wholesale water supplier and the second largest producer of hydroelectric power in the United States, with operations and facilities in the 17 Western States. Its facilities also provide substantial flood control, recreation, and fish and wildlife benefits. Visit our website at www.usbr.gov.