North Platte River Water Operations - Public Information Meeting

Media Contact: John H. Lawson, (307) 261-5671
Mark Andersen, (406) 247-7610

For Release: March 31, 2004

The Wyoming Area Office of the Bureau of Reclamation in Mills, Wyoming, has scheduled a North Platte River Water Information meeting in Scottsbluff, Nebraska according to John H. Lawson, Wyoming Area Manager.

The meeting will be held at 3:00 p.m., on Monday, April 12, 2004, at the Scottsbluff Panhandle Station Auditorium, Scottsbluff, Nebraska.

The meeting is being held to apprise water users and the public of the drought, low reservoir storage and current water supply conditions. Information regarding present snowmelt runoff and expected reservoir operations for water year 2004 will be presented. Discussion will be held regarding the availability of storage water during the coming irrigation season.

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