In 2023, the Colorado River experienced significant improvement in the system due to above-average hydrology and ongoing conservation efforts. This allowed for Glen Canyon Dam’s annual release volume, originally set at 7.0 million acre-feet for water year 2023, to increase downstream flows to approximately 8.58 maf from Lake Powell to Lake Mead. Lake Mead’s release […]

2023 Conference

Constructing A Resilient Future: Rebuilding from the Ground Up

Say hello to Terry Fulp!

He is the former Regional Director of the Lower Colorado Basin Region for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. Over his 31-year career, Terry was instrumental in the negotiation and execution of several major Colorado River water policy initiatives, including guidelines for the coordinated operation of Lake Powell and Lake Mead, the Colorado River Drought Contingency […]

Say hello to Brenda Jesus!

Her clans are; She is of the Black Streak Wood People clan born into the Bitter Water clan. Originally from St. Michaels, Arizona, currently residing within the community with my children and spouse. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a Major in Management and Minor in Economic Development from Dine College. Master […]

Say hello to Jordan D. Joaquin!

He was born and raised on the Fort Yuma Indian Reservation. He is an enrolled member of the Fort Yuma Quechan Indian Tribe. He served 2 terms as acouncil member from 2009-2010 and 2017-2018. In December 2018 he was first elected as Tribal President and would be later sworn into office in January 2019. President […]

Say hello to Josh Moore!

He is the General Manager of the CRIT Farms, a 33,000+ acre farm that is owned and operated by the Colorado River Indian Tribes near Parker, Arizona. A member of the Colorado River Indian Tribes, Josh works with tribal leadership at CRIT to steward the land and waters for the benefit of future generations of […]

Say hello to Gene Shawcroft!

He grew up in southern Colorado and enjoyed working and playing in the water. After graduating from BYU with a B.S. and M.S. in Civil Engineering, Gene joined the State of Utah at the Division of Water Resources. He joined Central Utah Water Conservancy District in 1991 and was appointed the General Manager in 2015. […]

Dr. Karletta Chief (Diné)!

She is a University of Arizona Distinguished Outreach Faculty 2021 and Professor and Extension Specialist in Environmental Science at the University of Arizona. Dr. Chief works to bring relevant water science to Native American communities in a culturally sensitive manner. As Director of the Indigenous Resilience Center, she aims to facilitate efforts of UArizona climate/environment […]

Say hello to Colby Pellegrino!

Colby Pellegrino is the Deputy General Manager of Resources for the Southern Nevada Water Authority and the Las Vegas Valley Water District. After joining the agency in 2003, Pellegrino served as an instrumental part of the Water Resources division, supporting Colorado River modeling efforts to anticipate changes caused by climate change, reduced flows, and other […]

Say hello to T. Daryl Vigil!

Jicarilla Apache (enrolled), Jemez Pueblo, and Zia Pueblo, currently the Co-Facilitator for the Water & Tribes Initiative, currently serves on the State of New Mexico’s Water Task Force and on New Mexico’s Fifty (50) Year Water Plan planning committee, former Water Administrator for the Jicarilla Apache Nation, former Chairman of the Ten Tribes Partnership of […]