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Secretary Jewell to Tour California Water Facilities for On-the-Ground Examination of Historic Drought Issues
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SACRAMENTO, CA – On Tuesday, March 11, 2014, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will tour the federal C.W. “Bill” Jones Pumping Plant in Byron, Calif., to examine firsthand critical water storage and conveyance facilities. Accompanying the Secretary will be California Secretary for Natural Resources John Laird, Acting Commissioner of Interior's Bureau of Reclamation Lowell Pimley, and other federal, state and local officials.
The tour will be followed by a brief media availability on the federal-state response to the drought.
Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior
John Laird, California Secretary for Natural Resources
Lowell Pimley, Acting Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation
Tour of C.W. “Bill” Jones Pumping Plant followed by media availability
March 11, 2014
12:45 PM PDT – Media check-in
1:00 PM PDT – Tour begins
C.W. “Bill” Jones Pumping Plant
16650 Kelso Road
Due to the secure facility, credentialed members of the media are required to RSVP by 5:00 PM PDT on March 10, 2014, to Margaret Gidding - firstname.lastname@example.org - 916-978-5101. Additional logistical details will be provided to confirmed members of the media.