Reclamation Announces Customer Appreciation Day at New Melones Lake on Saturday, April 19

Media Contact: Margaret Gidding, 916-978-5100

For Release: April 14, 2014

SONORA, Calif. – Please join Bureau of Reclamation staff at New Melones Lake on Saturday, April 19, as they celebrate the sixth annual Customer Appreciation Day.

To show Reclamation’s appreciation for their customers, the $8 day use fee at Tuttletown and Glory Hole recreation areas will be waived for all visitors on April 19.

At the boat launches in both recreation areas, New Melones staff will provide visitors with information on the threat posed by invasive species, such as Quagga and zebra mussels, and will distribute tote bags and other items to educate the public on this issue (while supplies last).

New Melones Lake is managed by the Mid-Pacific Region’s Central California Area Office and is located approximately 60 miles east of Stockton, Calif.

For more information, please call 209-536-9094, ext. 0 (TTY 800-877-8339); stop by the New Melones Lake Administration Office, 6850 Studhorse Flat Road, Sonora, CA 95370, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; or visit the New Melones website at

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