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Reclamation Amends Prospectus for Marina Concession Development/Operation at New Melones Lake

Media Contact: Contact: Erin Curtis, 916-978-5100,

For Release: December 23, 2014

SONORA, Calif. – The Bureau of Reclamation has amended the New Melones Concession Prospectus, which is posted on the Federal Business Opportunity website ( The Concession Prospectus provides a business opportunity for the development of new, long-term commercial recreation services and support facilities in an expanded area within the New Melones Lake’s Glory Hole Recreation Area.

On Dec. 10, Reclamation announced this business opportunity for marina concession development and operation at New Melones Lake. Reclamation requested proposals from interested parties for the development and long-term management and operation of concession facilities and services at the Glory Hole Recreation Area. The business will be conducted under the terms and conditions of a concession contract between the successful bidder and Reclamation.

Reclamation envisions a concession operation with required services that include a marina with marine fuel, wastewater pumpout, pleasure craft rentals, commercial houseboat rentals, pleasure craft slip rentals, private slip rentals for houseboats and seasonal mooring ball rentals. Additional required services include retail sales, overnight cabin/yurt sites, full-service RV sites, on-site parking, dry boat storage and marine mechanic services. Land-based support facilities will include paved and unpaved roads, a marina access ramp, parking lots, lighting, restroom facilities and landscaping. Reclamation will provide some facilities.

Under the amended Concession Prospectus, proposals will be accepted from Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, to Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015. To register at the Federal Business Opportunity website, for more information about the business opportunity, or to submit a business proposal, please visit Please insert “MP-14-238” in the Keyword/Solicitation # box.

To learn more about New Melones Lake, please visit the website at For additional information, please contact Peggi Brooks, Chief, Recreation Resources Division, Central California Area Office, at 916-989-7128 (TTY 800-877-8339),, or fax 916-989-7208.

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