Reclamation notifies public of Folsom Dam training exercise

Media Contact: Brionna Ruff, 916-978-5100,

For Release: September 12, 2019

FOLSOM, Calif. – The Bureau of Reclamation, in cooperation with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department/Folsom Dam Security Bureau, City of Folsom Police and Fire Departments, and California State Parks will conduct a full-scale training exercise at Folsom Dam on September 18.

The public may see emergency response vehicles and personnel throughout the day participating in the exercise at the dam or on the surrounding federal property.

Folsom-Auburn Road and the Folsom Lake Crossing bridge will remain open throughout the exercise which will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., some areas of Beals Point will be roped off, but the park will remain open.

Reclamation regularly conducts exercises at its facilities in coordination with local emergency response agencies to practice plans and operating procedures, develop expertise and build good working relationships and communication with local responders. Reclamation’s top priority is the safety of the public, employees, property and facilities. Practicing these emergency response plans is essential to being prepared in the event of a real emergency.

For additional information, contact Brionna Ruff at bruff@usbr.govor 916-978-5100 (TTY 800-877-8339).

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