American River Water Education Center temporarily closed to all visitors

Media Contact: Mary Lee Knecht, 916-978-5100, mknecht@usbr.gov

For Release: March 18, 2020

The American River Water Education Center in Folsom, California
The American River Water Education Center in Folsom, California
FOLSOM, Calif. – Today, the Bureau of Reclamation temporarily suspended public visitation and activities at the American River Water Education Center at Folsom Dam until further notice. In support of the recommended guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American River Water Education Center will be temporarily closed. The health and safety of the public and our employees is our number one priority.

Folsom Dam water deliveries and powerplant operations will continue without interruption. Mission essential functions, including security and law enforcement, will continue.

Please check our website for updates: https://www.usbr.gov/mp/arwec/index.html.

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