Exploring the Colorado
River & adaptive management of Glen Canyon Dam under climate change
Thursday, October 8, full-day field trip
The Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Program was established in
1997 to provide for long-term research and monitoring of the effects of Glen
Canyon Dam and its operations on downstream resources. Scientific information
obtained under the Adaptive Management Program is used as the basis for
recommendations for experimental dam operations and other management
actions. This all-day field trip will provide interested conference
attendees a chance to tour Glen Canyon Dam, view Lake Powell under reduced
storage, and experience the the downstream tailwater first hand by river
boat. During the float trip, experts from the U.S. Geological Survey's
Southwest Biological Science Center will discuss ongoing terrestrial and
aquatic research and implications of dam operations within this
unique regulated river segment. The float trip will be followed by a
short walking tour of Lees Ferry with to visit to one of Grand Canyon's largest
sandbars, a landscape feature that has been rapidly evolving as a result of
ongoing High-Flow Experimental dam releases below the Paria River since 2012.
Conference Fee: $125.00, which includes transportation, float trip, river-use fee, and boxed lunch.
For more information, please contact Ted Melis, SBSC Deputy Director.