Negotiation Session Scheduled For Renewal Of Central Valley Project Long-Term Water Service Contracts

Media Contact: Jeffrey McCracken, 916-978-5100

For Release: June 19, 2003

A negotiation session has been scheduled for the CVP contractors south of the Delta on Thursday, June 26, in Los Banos, California. The June 18, 2003, letter from the San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority requesting these negotiations and Reclamation's Draft Contract will be available on Reclamation's website at To access, please click on the Calendar for June 26, 2003.

The negotiation session will be held:

In Los Banos Thursday, June 26, 10 a.m. San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority Board Room 842 Sixth Street

Dates, times, and locations of scheduled sessions may be subject to change on short notice; please check for possible changes on Reclamation's website Calendar referenced above. Contract negotiations are open to the public, and members of the media and other interested parties are encouraged to attend. If special assistance is needed, or for additional information, please contact Sammie Cervantes at 916-978-5104, TDD 916-978-5608.

The documents can be accessed online at To request a hard copy, complete the online document request form. If you have problems accessing the website, please contact Sammie Cervantes at 916/978-5104, TDD 916/978-5608.

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