Interior to host signing ceremony and media availability for Colorado River Drought Contingency Plans

Media Contact: Marlon Duke, 801-524-3774, mduke@usbr.gov
Patti Aaron, 702-293-8189, paaron@usbr.gov

For Release: May 17, 2019

BOULDER CITY, NEV. - The Department of the Interior and Bureau of Reclamation invite members of the press to a media availability and signing ceremony for the Colorado River Drought Contingency Plans at the iconic Hoover Dam on May 20. These completed plans are an important step toward reducing risk from ongoing drought in the Colorado River Basin and protecting the river’s water resources for riparian areas, agriculture, and more than 40 million people in the United States and Mexico who depend on it.

What: Media availability to discuss completed Colorado River Drought Contingency Plans

Who: Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary for Water and Science Dr. Tim Petty Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Brenda Burman Representatives from Colorado River Basin states

Where: Hoover Dam Boulder City, Nev.

When: Monday, May 20, 2019 Media availability to begin at 4:30 p.m. PDT (Spillway House) DCP signing ceremony to begin at 5:30 p.m. PDT (Visitor Center Observation Deck)

Members of the press wishing to attend must RSVP no later than 11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 20 to Patti Aaron (paaron@usbr.gov) or Marlon Duke (mduke@usbr.gov).

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