AMWG to Meet in Flagstaff on Colorado River Issues

Media Contact: Doug Hendrix, (801) 524-3837

For Release: August 23, 2007

The Bureau of Reclamation announced today that the Adaptive Management Work Group (AMWG) will meet August 29th and 30th in Flagstaff, Ariz., addressing issues related to the Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Program. The AMWG advisory committee provides a forum for discussion of issues related to the operations and ongoing monitoring of downstream conditions below Glen Canyon Dam.

At the meeting, the AMWG will receive a variety of information including updates or reports on the Monitoring and Research Plan for the Colorado River, Humpback Chub Conservation and Recovery Work, Long-term Experimental Plan EIS, basin hydrology and budget information. The meeting is open to the public.

The AMWG is a Federal Advisory Committee appointed by the Secretary of the Interior with representatives from federal agencies, Colorado River basin states, Native American tribal governments, environmental groups, recreation interests and contractors for federal power from Glen Canyon Dam. The AMWG makes it possible for the Secretary to receive recommendations from these varied stakeholder interests on how to best protect downstream resources and balance river operations.

The meeting was originally scheduled to be held at the U.S. Geological Survey facility but due to site security considerations has been moved to the Ballroom of the duBois Conference Center on the campus of Northern Arizona University. The duBois Conference Center is located at 306 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff, AZ.

The meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. and conclude at 5:30 p.m., on Wednesday, August 29, and will run from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., on Thursday, August 30.

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