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Open House/Public Scoping Meetings Scheduled for the Truckee Canal Extraordinary Operation and Maintenance Environmental Impact Statement

Media Contact: Shane Hunt, 916-978-5100, shunt@usbr.gov

For Release: October 14, 2015

CARSON CITY, Nev. - The Bureau of Reclamation will hold three open house/public scoping meetings for the Truckee Canal Extraordinary Operation and Maintenance (XM) Environmental Impact Statement. The primary project study area is the Truckee Canal, which is located in portions of Storey, Lyon and Churchill Counties.

The purpose of the meetings is to solicit early input from the public regarding the development of alternatives to be evaluated and their potential environmental impacts. The meetings will be held in:

Wadsworth, NV: Tuesday, Oct. 27, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Wadsworth Community Building, 551 Eighth Street

Fallon, NV: Wednesday, Oct. 28, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Churchill County Administrative Complex, Room 145, 155 N. Taylor Street

Fernley, NV: Thursday, Oct. 29, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Fernley City Council Chambers, 595 Silverlace Boulevard

The open house will start at 5:30 p.m. At 6 p.m., there will be a brief presentation. The open house will resume after the presentation and continue until 7:30 p.m.

Written comments may be submitted at the meetings, emailed to TruckeeEIS@empsi.com or mailed to Bureau of Reclamation, Lahontan Basin Area Office, 705 N. Plaza St. #320, Carson City, NV 89701, Attn: Truckee Canal XM EIS. Written comments must be received by close of business Monday, Nov. 30, 2015.

For further information or to have your name added to the mailing list, please contact Roberta Tassey at rtassey@usbr.gov or 775-884-8369 (TTY 800-877-8339).

To request special assistance to attend a meeting, please contact Peter Gower at 775-323-1433 at least seven days prior to the meeting.

Information regarding the Truckee Canal XM EIS is available through the Truckee Canal XM EIS link at http://www.usbr.gov/mp/lbao/index.html.

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