Reclamation releases draft environmental document for drag boat exhibitions at East Park Reservoir

Media Contact: Erin Curtis, 916-978-5100

For Release: July 11, 2017

SHASTA LAKE, Calif. – The Bureau of Reclamation has released the Draft Environmental Assessment for the proposal to approve drag boat exhibitions/competitions at East Park Reservoir (EPR) in Colusa County, CA.

The inaugural event would be held on September 9 and 10, 2017, at Serenity Cove on the reservoir’s east side. The event will be hosted by the California Hot Boat Association, LLC and is anticipated to attract 35 to 50 participants with up to 600 spectators. Similar drag boat exhibitions/competitions may be held at EPR annually for a period of up to five years.

Direct and indirect revenue collected by Colusa County may be used to fund the administration, operation and maintenance of recreation and recreational improvements at EPR, which the county manages under an agreement with Reclamation and the Orland Unit Water Users’ Association.

The Draft EA was prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and is available at https://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_project_details.php?Project_ID=29281 . If you encounter problems accessing the document online, please call 916-978-5100 (TTY 800-877-8339) or email mppublicaffairs@usbr.gov.

Comments are due by close of business Tuesday, July 25, 2017, to Megan Simon, Northern California Area Office, 16349 Shasta Dam Blvd., Shasta Lake, CA 96019. Comments may be faxed to 530-275-2441 or emailed to msimon@usbr.gov.

For additional information or to request a copy of the Draft EA, please contact Simon, 530-276-2045 (TTY 800-877-8339). The document may also be viewed at Reclamation's Northern California Area Office at the above address.

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