Secretary Salazar Announces Additional Water Releases from Upper Klamath Lake to Klamath Irrigators

WASHINGTON, D.C.--Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced today that 35,000 acre-feet of additional water may be available for release this year from Upper Klamath Lake for delivery to irrigation contractors. Current modeling estimates the additional water will be available because Upper Klamath Lake surface water elevations are higher than previously anticipated due to a cooler-than-normal spring resulting in lower evaporation rates and reduced irrigation demands above the lake and on the Klamath Project lands.

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National Park Service Director Jarvis and Administration Officials Conduct America's Great Outdoors Listening Session in Seattle

SEATTLE, WA — National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis today joined senior officials from the US Department of Agriculture and the Environmental Protection Agency to host a public listening session on how to conserve the natural landscape of the Pacific Northwest and encourage more people to enjoy the region's many outdoor recreational opportunities.

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Interior Extends Opportunity for Public Input on Environmental Analysis of 2012-2017 Oil and Gas Leasing Program

WASHINGTON, DC — Citing the need to proceed cautiously on the Outer Continental Shelf and to review safety and environmental issues associated with offshore drilling, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced today that Interior is postponing public scoping meetings for the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the 2012–2017 Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Leasing Program until later in 2010.

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