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

Media Contact: Lisa Iams, 801-524-3673

For Release: February 19, 2013

The Bureau of Reclamation announced that the Adaptive Management Work Group will meet on February 20 - 21, 2013 in Tempe, 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 current Upper Colorado River Basin hydrology and Glen Canyon Dam operations; the Colorado River Basin Water Supply and Demand Study; preliminary findings from the November 2012 high flow experimental release at Glen Canyon Dam; an update on humpback chub and non-native fish monitoring; and the status of the Glen Canyon Dam Long-Term Experimental and Management Plan Environmental Impact Statement including draft alternatives, process, and current schedule.

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 Fiesta Resort Conference Center, 2100 Priest Drive, Tempe, Ariz. The meeting will begin on February 20 at 9:30 a.m. and conclude at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will run from 8:00 a.m. until noon on February 21. For more information on the Adaptive Management Work Group meeting, please visit our website.

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Relevant Link:

Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group Meeting Info site