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The Future of the Colorado River: a community symposium

Held 13 October 2018 in Moab, Utah (see links for Powerpoint Presentations). 

• Jack Schmidt: Professor and Director, Center for Colorado River Studies, Utah State University, former Chief,
  USGS Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center

Reading the river’s sediments: basic science applied to managed reservoir releases from Glen Canyon Dam
David Rubin, researcher, University of California – Santa Cruz (previously Senior Scientist, USGS Pacific Marine Geology)
Paul Grams, hydrologist, USGS Southwest Biological Science Center, Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center

How will the river run? Colorado River stream flow in a warming world
• Brad Udall, Senior Water and Climate Research Fellow, Colorado Water Institute, Colorado State University

Panel Discussion: Meeting water supply, hydropower, and environmental objectives for the Colorado River – can we have it all?
Anne Castle, Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, University of Colorado-Boulder (former Assistant Secretary
  for Water and Science, US Department of the Interior)
• Chris Harris, Executive Director, Colorado River Board of California
• Eric Kuhn, retired (former General Manager, Colorado River Water Conservation District)
Clayton Palmer, environmental specialist, Western Area Power Administration
• John Weisheit, Conservation Director, Living Rivers and Colorado Riverkeeper

The future of riparian vegetation communities along the big rivers
• Sasha Reed, ecologist, USGS Southwest Biological Science Center, Moab Research Station

The future of the endangered big river fish
• Phaedra Budy, ecologist and Unit Leader, USGS Utah Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Unit, Utah State University



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