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

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For Release: August 07, 2013

The Bureau of Reclamation announced that the Adaptive Management Work Group will meet on August 8 - 9, 2013 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 current Upper Colorado River Basin hydrology and Glen Canyon Dam operations; the Water Year 2014 hydrograph; science updates on sediment resources, riparian vegetation, status and trends in rainbow trout and humpback chub, and the recent over-flight mission; 2013-2014 budget and work plan items, the potential for a fall 2013 high flow experimental release; 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 Little America Hotel, Ballroom B, 2515 East Butler Avenue, Flagstaff, Ariz. The meeting will begin on August 8, at 9:30 a.m. and conclude at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will run from 8:00 a.m. until noon on August 9. For more information on the Adaptive Management Work Group meeting, please visit our website.

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