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T.U.D. Will Hear About Lyons Reservoir

Sonora, CA — The Tuolumne Utilities District will hold a special meeting this week to hear a presentation regarding the property around Lyons Dam Reservoir.


1,000 acres around Lyons Dam are owned by PG&E, and must be donated for public use as part of a bankruptcy settlement. One entity will obtain fee title to the property and another will serve as the conservation easement holder. It is similar to the process that played out last year with Kennedy Meadows.


The presentation will be led by the PG&E Lands Stewardship Council.


Other agencies besides T.U.D. that have inquired about taking over the fee title include Tuolumne County, CAL Fire, Department of Fish and Game and the Forest Service. The conservation easement is expected to be awarded to Mother Lode Land Trust. The land must be turned over by 2014.


T.U.D. will hold its special meeting at 9am, Wednesday, at the T.U.D. Office at 18885 Nugget Blvd. It is open to the public.