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Media Advisory: USGS Director to Join Top Federal Officials Discussing Drought
Released: 3/10/2000

Contact Information:
U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey
Office of Communication
119 National Center
Reston, VA 20192
Butch Kinerney 1-click interview
Phone: 703-648-4732 | FAX: 703-648-4466

WHAT: USGS Director Charles G. Groat will join Commerce Secretary William Daley, Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman, NOAA Administrator James Baker and National Weather Service Director Jack Kelly for a press conference to discuss the nation’s drought status. Dr. Groat will put the drought in historic context and discuss our water situation now, going into the drier summer months. Other USGS scientists will be on hand to discuss the drought and USGS surface and ground-water monitoring programs.

WHEN: Monday, March 13, 2000 at 11 a.m.

WHERE:U.S. Department of Commerce
Herbert C. Hoover Building
14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
Room 4830
Washington, D.C. 20230

Satellite Coordinates:
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Telstar 6; Transponder 14; KU
Downlink Frequency 11966.5 MHz (H)
Audio 6.2 & 6.8

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