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Lower Colorado Region
Boulder City, Nev.
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Robert Walsh
702-293-8421
Doug Hendrix
801-524-3837

Released On: July 22, 2005

Public meetings seek comment on development of management strategies for Lake Powell and Lake Mead under low reservoir conditions
Public meetings will be held in Las Vegas, NV, and in Salt Lake City, UT, on July 26 and July 28, respectively, to solicit comments on the content, format, mechanism and analysis Reclamation should consider during the development of management strategies for Lake Powell and Lake Mead under low reservoir conditions.

The strategies will likely identify those circumstances under which the Department of the Interior would reduce annual Colorado River water deliveries to users in Nevada, Arizona and California, and the manner in which annual operations of these two Colorado River water bodies would be modified under low reservoir conditions.

The dates, times and locations of the meetings are:

* Tuesday, July 26, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon PDT at the Henderson Convention Center Grand Ballroom, 200 South Water Street, Henderson, Nevada.

* Thursday, July 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon MDT at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center Topaz Room, 255 South West Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Oral and written comments will be accepted at the meetings. Entities or individuals who are unable to attend a meeting but who wish to submit comments can do so until 4:00 p.m. Mountain or Pacific Daylight Time on Wednesday, August 31, 2005. Comments can be mailed, faxed, or e-mailed to:

Regional Director, Bureau of Reclamation, Lower Colorado Region, Attention: BCOO-1000, P.O. Box 61470, Boulder City, Nevada 89006-1470, (702) 293-8156, strategies@lc.usbr.gov; and/or Regional Director, Bureau of Reclamation, Upper Colorado Region, Attention: UC-402, 125 South State Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84138-1147, (801) 524-3858, strategies@uc.usbr.gov.

A Federal Register Notice regarding this proposed action is available on Reclamation's Web site, at www.usbr.gov/lc/riverops.html/strategies.pdf

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