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Reclamation To Host a Meeting on the Upper San Joaquin River Basin Storage Investigation

Media Contact: Erin Curtis, 916-978-5100, 01/15/2015 15:47

For Release: January 15, 2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Bureau of Reclamation has scheduled an informational meeting to present updates on the Upper San Joaquin River Basin Storage Investigation. This meeting will address potential impacts to residents and landowners from the proposed construction activities if Congress authorizes the project.

The meeting will include a review of the planning process and how sites were selected for the proposed utility corridor along Sky Harbour Road, powerhouse, and disposal site for tunneling debris. Officials also plan to brief attendees on construction planning and mitigation actions, and the long-term project schedule. An open house will follow the presentation.

Informational Meeting

Wednesday Feb. 4, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Valley Oak Elementary School

465 East Champlain Drive, Fresno CA 93730

Reclamation is currently evaluating alternatives including a new 665-foot high dam upstream of Friant Dam near Temperance Flat that would provide an additional 1.26 million acre feet of storage in the upper San Joaquin River Basin. The Environmental Impact Statement and Feasibility Report describe the potential benefits and impacts of the action alternatives. Drafts of these two reports are available at

For more information about the upcoming meeting, contact Melissa Harris, Project Manager, Reclamation, Planning Division, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825-1893. Harris can also be contacted by phone at 916-978-5075 (TTY 800-877-8339), fax at 916-978-5094, or email at . Additional information is available at the project website:

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