Public Meeting Scheduled on the New Melones Revised Plan of Operation

Media Contact: Jeffrey S. McCracken, 916-978-5100

For Release: December 07, 2005

The Bureau of Reclamation is initiating a process to revise the operating plan for New Melones Reservoir.  The New Melones Revised Plan of Operation (NMRPO) will replace the Interim Plan of Operations (IPO) and will define how New Melones Reservoir will be operated to meet regulatory commitments and demands for use of Central Valley Project (CVP) water supplies from the Stanislaus River.

A public meeting is being held to inform interested persons about the NMRPO process.  The meeting will be held on Friday, December 16, 2005, 10 a.m. to Noon, at the Stockton-San Joaquin County Cesar Chavez Central Library, Stewart-Hazelton Room, 605 N. El Dorado St., Stockton.

The NMRPO process will take into account actions, regulations, and decisions that may affect the operations of New Melones Reservoir, as well as incorporate the best available science with regard to water quality and fishery flow objectives. 

Additional information about the process can be obtained by contacting Ms. Michelle Light, NMRPO Program Manager, at 916-978-5196, e-mail, or by visiting the NMRPO Web site at

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Relevant Link:

New Melones Revised Plan of Operation Website