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The Future of the Colorado River: a community symposium

Held 13 October 2018 in Moab, Utah (click links to see 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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