• Center for Colorado River Studies Quinney College of Natural Resources
  • Utah State University
  • Event Website is HERE




  • Star Hall
  • Moab, Utah
  • 8:45am to 1:00pm
  • 13 October 2018


8:45a: Introduction

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

9a: Reading the rivers 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

9:45a: 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

10:15a: 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

11:15a: The future of riparian vegetation communities along the big rivers

  • Sasha Reed, ecologist, USGS Southwest Biological Science Center, Moab Research Station

11:45a: The future of the endangered big river fish

  • Phaedra Budy, ecologist and Unit Leader, USGS Utah Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Unit, Utah State University

12:15p: Public Discussion: Does the river have a future?

  • Jack Schmidt – facilitator

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