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Mid-Pacific Region
Sacramento, Calif.
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Jeffrey McCracken
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Released On: March 13, 2003

NEGOTIATION SESSIONS CONTINUE WITH BIGGS-WEST GRIDLEY WATER DISTRICT FOR THE WHEELING OF WATER TO THE GRAY LODGE WILDLIFE AREA
Reclamation and the California Department of Fish and Game are continuing negotiations with Biggs-West Gridley Water District for the wheeling of water to the Gray Lodge Wildlife Area. This ongoing effort is being done in accordance with Section 3406(d)(1), (2), and (5) of the Central Valley Project Improvement Act which requires Reclamation to provide, either directly or through contractual agreements with other appropriate parties, firm water supplies of suitable quality to maintain and improve wetland habitat areas on the Gray Lodge Wildlife Area. The next scheduled session will be held:

In Gridley Wednesday, March 19, 2003, 2 p.m. Biggs-West Gridley Water District 1713 West Gridley Road

The public is welcome to observe the negotiations. For additional information or if special assistance is required, please contact Ms. Natalie Wolder at 530-934-1356, TDD 530-934-7089.

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