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 downstream tailwater
fishery 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 a 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.
Payment: Colorado River field trip registration form
For more information, please contact Ted Melis, SBSC Deputy Director.