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AMWG to Host Conference Call to Discuss Proposed High Flow Test Experiment at Glen Canyon Dam

Media Contact: Doug Hendrix, (801) 524-3837, 01/08/2008 14:46

For Release: January 08, 2008

The Bureau of Reclamation announced today that the Adaptive Management Work Group (AMWG) will hold a public conference call on Thursday, January 17, 2008, to discuss a proposed high flow test experiment later this year at Glen Canyon Dam. The AMWG advisory committee provides a forum for discussion of issues related to the operations and ongoing monitoring of downstream conditions below Glen Canyon Dam.

During the conference call, the AMWG will discuss: (1) An update on the proposed plans for a 2008 high flow test from Glen Canyon Dam, including the hydrograph and timing of the test; (2) a report from the Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center on the science plan for the proposed high flow test; (3) an update on environmental compliance activities for the high flow test; (4) a report from the AMWG's Technical Work Group; and,(5) an update on development of a long-term experimental plan.

The call will begin at 10 a.m. (MDT) and 9 a.m. (PDT) and is open to the public. To obtain the telephone number and pass codes for accessing the conference call, please contact Dennis Kubly with Reclamation's Upper Colorado Regional Office at telephone 801-524-3715; or via email at and call-in details will be provided.

Time will be provided on the conference call for any individual or organization wishing to make formal oral comments. To allow for full consideration of information by the AMWG members, written notice must be provided to Dennis Kubly, Bureau of Reclamation, Upper Colorado Regional Office, 125 South State Street, Room 6107, Salt Lake City, Utah 84138; or via facsimile at 801-524-3858; email at at least five (5) days prior to the call. Any written comments received will be provided to the AMWG members.

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 AMWG makes it possible for the Secretary to receive recommendations from these varied stakeholder interests on how to best balance protection of downstream resources and river operations to deliver water and produce hydropower.

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