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Rules of the River

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Administration of the Colorado River is complex and relies on many agreements over the years, including, of course, the Colorado River Compact. Changes in administration in recent years have been necessitated by the Endangered Species Act and the native fish that depend on annual floods washing sediment down the canyons of the Colorado Plateau.

If you want to learn more about administration of the river plan to attend the Regulatory Colloquium on Wednesday afternoon at the Annual Conference. Aaron Chavez the Executive Director of the San Juan Water Commission will moderate a panel of experts on the topic, “Rules of the River.”

Regulatory Colloquium – Gold Room

Rules of the River

  • Moderator: Aaron Chavez, Executive Director, San Juan Water Commission
  • Christopher Bellona, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Colorado School of Mines
  • Lowry A. Crook, Esq., Partner, Best Best & Krieger, LLP
  • Maribeth Klein, Senior Attorney, Salt River Project
  • Melissa Mata, Program Coordinator, San Juan River Basin Recovery Implementation Program, US Fish and Wildlife Service

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