Colorado River Storage Project
Flaming Gorge Technical Working Group
The Flaming Gorge Technical Working Group (FGTWG) was established pursuant to the Operation of Flaming Gorge Dam Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) as recommended in the Flow and Temperature Recommendations for Endangered Fishes in the Green River Downstream of Flaming Gorge Dam, Muth et al., (Flow Recommendations).
Members of the FGTWG include biologists and hydrologists from Reclamation, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Western Area Power Administration. The Record of Decision on the FEIS clarified the purpose of the FGTWG as limited to proposing specific flow and temperature targets for each year’s operations based on current year hydrologic conditions and the conditions of the endangered fish. The FGTWG was also charged with integrating, to the extent possible, any flow requests from the Upper Colorado River Endangered Fish Recovery Program (Recovery Program) into the flow proposal so that Recovery Program research could also be facilitated.
This process concurrently serves the informal consultation and coordination requirements of the ESA for the action agencies as committed to in the ROD.
- 2012 FGTWG Final Flow Proposal
- Larval Trigger Study Plan
- March 8, 2012
- April 12, 2012
- May 9, 2012 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Base Flow Request
- May 10, 2012
- June 12, 2012 Western Area Power Administration Flow Proposal
- June 14, 2012
- Argonne/WAPA September 2011 Backwater Graphs
- June 26-28, 2012 Argonne Lab Backwater Survey Results PP
- July 6, 2012