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Reclamation to Hold Sacramento and San Joaquin Basins Study Public Meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 9

Media Contact: Erin Curtis, 916-978-5100, 11/21/2014 17:14

For Release: November 21, 2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. ? Next month, the Bureau of Reclamation will hold the fourth in a series of public meetings designed to inform stakeholders and the public about the Sacramento and San Joaquin Basins Study. The public is invited to participate in the meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, from 1:30-4:00 p.m. at the Bureau of Reclamation Regional Office, 2800 Cottage Way, Cafeteria Conference Room C1003 (adjacent to the Cafeteria), Sacramento, CA 95825.

Interested individuals, agencies and stakeholders may participate in person or online. Please go to: and follow the instructions for connecting to the online meeting.

Reclamation will present a summary of climate change impacts and findings identified in the Sacramento and San Joaquin Basins Climate Impact Assessment, released on Sept. 22. Reclamation and the five non-federal partner agencies participating in this Basins Study will be asking participants to propose potential climate adaptation strategies and options in response to potential impacts.

The purpose of the Sacramento and San Joaquin Basins Study is to identify adaptation strategies to mitigate potential climate change impacts to water and associated resources in these basins and meet future water demands. The study was initiated under the Department of the Interior?s WaterSMART (Sustain and Manage America?s Resources for Tomorrow) Program.

Building on previous and ongoing work in the Sacramento, San Joaquin and Tulare Lake Basins, the study is projected to be completed in spring 2015. The study team will use information available throughout the basins, including experiences of interested individuals and organizations, as input for the study.

This effort is being conducted through a partnership between Reclamation and the California Department of Water Resources, the California Partnership for San Joaquin Valley, Stockton East Water District, Madera County Resource Management Agency, El Dorado County Water Agency, Friant Water Authority and Mountain Counties Water Resources Association.

For additional information, please contact Arlan Nickel, Program Manager, at 916-978-5061 or or visit

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Relevant Link:

Sacramento and San Joaquin Basins Climate Impact Assessment