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Reclamation Announces Yellowtail Dam/Bighorn Lake Spring Operations and Bighorn River System Issues Group Meeting

Media Contact: Jack Conner, (406) 247-7300,

For Release: April 11, 2018

Yellowtail Dam & Bighorn Lake
Yellowtail Dam & Bighorn Lake
BILLINGS, Montana -- The Bureau of Reclamation will present water supply conditions in the Bighorn Basin and discuss the agency's proposed spring operating plan for Yellowtail Dam/Bighorn Lake at a public meeting on Tuesday, April 24, 2018. Additionally, a portion of the meeting will include an Open House where a number of displays and booths will be set-up to provide participants an opportunity to interact and engage in more focused discussions and pick up informational materials.

"Our Operations and Bighorn River System Issues Group meetings provide a great forum for the public and stakeholders to ask important questions, and be a part of a larger discussion about this important water resource", said Steve Davies, Area Manager, for Reclamation's Montana Area Office. Stakeholders and interested parties are encouraged to attend and take advantage of meeting with and interacting with Reclamation and partner agency staff during the open house.

The meeting will be held at the Bighorn Resort, 1801 Majestic Lane, Billings, Montana, beginning at 9:30 a.m. and concluding at 4:00 p.m.

For additional information, please contact Jack Conner of the Montana Area Office, Bureau of Reclamation, at (406) 247-7300.

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Relevant Link:

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