Adaptive Management Work Group to Meet in Flagstaff, Ariz., on Colorado River Topics

Media Contact: Lisa Iams, (801) 524-3673

For Release: August 27, 2012

The Bureau of Reclamation announced that the Adaptive Management Work Group will meet on August 29 - 30, 2012 in Flagstaff, Ariz., to address topics related to the Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Program. The AMWG committee provides a forum for discussion of topics related to the operation of Glen Canyon Dam and ongoing monitoring of resource conditions downstream of the dam.

A number of agenda items will be covered during the two-day meeting including Colorado River Basin hydrology and operations, implementation of high flow release experimental protocols, non-native fish control implementation, progress on the Long-Term Experimental and Management Plan Environmental Impact Statement, and budget topics for the current and coming years.

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 Secretary receives recommendations on how to best protect downstream resources and balance river operations through the varied stakeholder interests represented by the AMWG.

The meeting will be held at the Radisson Woodlands Hotel, 1175 West Route 66, Flagstaff, Ariz. The meeting will begin on August 29 at 9:30 a.m. and conclude at 5:00 p.m. The meeting will run from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on August 30. For more information on the Adaptive Management Work Group meeting, please visit our website.

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