We the citizens of the Lake Tulloch Basin support action by the United States Army Corps of Engineers in concert with other federal, state and local authorities to end the practice of lowering and raising Lake Tulloch in the fall and spring. This procedure is no longer needed for flood control since the New Melones Reservoir controls nearly all major water releases into the lake. Tulloch Dam was built in 1957 and Melones in 1979. We urge Congressman McClintock, and other public officials to support this proposal. This action will control erosion and provide a year round recreational lake for hundreds of thousands of people in the region. It will also enhance the Lake Tulloch/Copperopolis Basin as a year round recreational location, our community, our economy, and our way of life. We understand that the lowering of the lake may be required for repairs by Tri Dam but it simply makes no sense to not maintain the lake at capacity the vast majority of days of the year.