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Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group

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Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.


Notice of public meeting.


The Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group (AMWG) makes recommendations to the Secretary of the Interior concerning Glen Canyon Dam operations and other management actions to protect resources downstream of Glen Canyon Dam, consistent with the Grand Canyon Protection Act. The AMWG meets two to three times a year.


The meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, from approximately 9:30 a.m. to approximately 5:30 p.m., and Thursday, February 20, 2014, from approximately 8:00 a.m. to approximately 4:00 p.m.


The meeting will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 4400 S. Rural Road, Tempe, Arizona, 85282.

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Glen Knowles, Bureau of Reclamation, telephone (801) 524-3781; facsimile (801) 524-3858; email at

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The Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Program (GCDAMP) was implemented as a result of the Record of Decision on the Operation of Glen Canyon Dam Final Environmental Impact Statement to comply with consultation requirements of the Grand Canyon Protection Act (Pub. L. 102-575) of 1992. The GCDAMP includes a Federal advisory committee, the AMWG, a technical work group (TWG), a Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center, and independent review panels. The TWG is a subcommittee of the AMWG and provides technical advice and recommendations to the AMWG.

Agenda: The purpose of the meeting will be for the AMWG to discuss several items which will be of interest to the public: (1) Long-Term Experimental and Management Plan EIS, (2) preliminary results from the November 2013 high flow experiment, (3) current basin hydrology and Glen Canyon Dam operations, (4) impacts to the Fiscal Year 2014 budget as a result of sequestration, (5) preliminary development of the Fiscal Year 2015-16 Budget and Work Plan, and (6) update from the Annual Reporting Meeting held in January 2014. The AMWG will also address other administrative and resource issues pertaining to the GCDAMP.

To view a copy of the agenda and documents related to the above meeting, please visit Reclamation's Web site at​uc/​rm/​amp/​amwg/​mtgs/​14feb19/​. Time will be allowed at the meeting for any individual or organization wishing to make formal oral comments. To allow for full consideration of information by the AMWG members, written notice must be provided to Glen Knowles, Bureau of Reclamation, Upper Colorado Regional Office, 125 South State Street, Room 6107, Salt Lake City, Utah 84138; telephone 801-524-3781; facsimile 801-524-3858; email at at least five (5) days prior to the meeting. Any written comments received will be provided to the AMWG members.

Public Disclosure of Comments

Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

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Dated: December 16, 2013.

Glen Knowles,

Chief, Adaptive Management Work Group, Upper Colorado Regional Office, Salt Lake City, Utah.

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[FR Doc. 2014-01263 Filed 1-22-14; 8:45 am]