Reclamation Announces Yellowtail Dam/Bighorn Lake Spring Operations and Bighorn River System Issues Group Meeting

Media Contact: Jack Conner, (406) 247-7300,

For Release: April 07, 2017

BILLINGS, Mont. -- The Bureau of Reclamation will present water supply conditions in the Bighorn Basin and discuss the agency's proposed spring operating plan for Yellowtail Dam/Bighorn Lake at a public meeting on Thursday, April 13, 2017. Additionally, the Bighorn River System Issues Group will discuss the river and reservoir aquatic health and operating criteria for Yellowtail Dam.

The meeting will be held at the Lovell Community Center, 1925 U.S. Highway 310 in Lovell, Wyo., beginning at 9:30 a.m. and concluding about 3:00 p.m.

Stakeholders and interested parties in both Montana and Wyoming are encouraged to attend the meeting and participate in the discussions.

For additional information, please contact Jack Conner of the Montana Area Office, Bureau of Reclamation, at (406) 247-7300, or

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