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Released On: February 26, 2004

Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group To Meet
Phoenix - The Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group, a Federal Advisory Committee to the Secretary of the Interior, will hold its next scheduled meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, March 3 & 4, 2004. The meetings are open to the public and will be held at the offices of the Arizona Department of Water Resources at 500 North 3rd Street. The March 3rd meeting begins at 9:30 a.m., while the meeting on the 4th starts at 8:00 a.m.

The Adaptive Management Program provides an organization and process to ensure the use of scientific information in decision making concerning Glen Canyon Dam operations and protection of the affected resources consistent with the Grand Canyon Protection Act. The purpose of the upcoming meeting is to recommend the fiscal year 2005 budget and work plan for the program. Other topics will include committee operating procedures, environmental compliance on proposed actions, research and monitoring reports, Colorado River Basin hydrology, and public outreach. The agenda is posted on Reclamation's web site at: http://www.usbr.gov/uc/envprog/amp/amwg/mtgs/04mar03/mtga4_00.html.

Further information on the overall Adaptive Management Program, the Adaptive Management Work Group, and minutes from past work group meetings may be found on Reclamation's web site at: http://www.usbr.gov/uc/envprog/amp/index.html.

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