Adaptive Management Work Group to Meet in Tempe, Ariz., on Colorado River Topics, February 22-23


Here’s the release from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (Lisa Iams):

The Bureau of Reclamation announced that the Adaptive Management Work Group will meet on February 22 – 23, 2012 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 status updates for on-going work to define desired future conditions, socioeconomic implementation plan elements, and Colorado River resource monitoring and mitigation work. Other key agenda topics include current Upper Colorado River Basin hydrology and Glen Canyon Dam operations, the proposed water year 2013 hydrograph, the status of two Glen Canyon Dam-related environmental assessments, and an update on the environmental analysis for the Glen Canyon Dam Long-Term Experimental and Management Plan including recently concluded public scoping input.

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.

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