Reclamation Hosts New SDS Public Discussions

Media Contact: Kara Lamb, (970) 962-4326
Mark Andersen, (406) 247-7610

For Release: October 06, 2005

This month, the Bureau of Reclamation is hosting a new round of public discussions on the Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Southern Delivery System. Over the course of two weeks, Reclamation will present a public workshop and concurrent open house in five separate locations. After a lengthy screening process, a set of alternatives has been selected to move forward in the EIS process and undergo detailed evaluation. Each workshop will present those alternatives, the screening used to identify them, and then solicit additional public comment on other potential alternatives that would address environmental issues.

A public open house will run concurrently with each workshop. Visitors are invited to attend the open house at their leisure between 6:00 and 9:00 p.m. Workshops, which will include presentations and roundtable discussions, will begin at 7:00 and run to 8:30 p.m. The schedule and locations are as follows:

Tuesday, October 11
Leon Young Service Center
1521 Hancock Expressway
Colorado Springs, CO

Wednesday, October 12
Koshare Indian Museum
115 W. 18th Street
La Junta, CO

Thursday, October 13
Pueblo Convention Center
320 Central Main Street
Pueblo, CO

Tuesday, October 18
Cañon Inn
Highway 50 and Dozier Avenue
Cañon City, CO

Thursday, October 20
The Inn at Pueblo West
201 S. MuCulloch
Pueblo West, CO

If you have questions regarding the SDS EIS or would like additional information regarding the public workshops, please contact Kara Lamb at Reclamation or visit

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