Eddy Covariance Tower Installation

We installed an eddy covariance tower to measure evapotranspiration from a desert alfalfa field this week with our @utahgeological survey partners at @nature_org’s Canyonlands Research Center at Dugout Ranch. The station will be an excellent research tool for understanding water, carbon dioxide, and energy exchanges between crops, air, and soil. We hope that it encourages collaboration and new research.

Paul Tsosie

Tsosie is an attorney who specializes in representing various Native American Tribes on issues ranging from hunting and fishing laws to economic development and law enforcement. He previously served as the U.S. Department of the Interior Indian Affairs Chief of Staff and has owned his own law practice for 20 years. He has also practiced law as a prosecutor, defense …

Colorado River Authority of Utah Seeks Members for Advisory Councils

Those interested in participating in one of the three advisory councils can fill out an application with the Authority.

Governor Issues Drought Emergency Order

Governor Issues Drought Emergency Order https://governor.utah.gov/2022/04/21/drought-emergency-order/  

Cooperative Action to Protect Lake Powell

The Basin States Respond to Department of Interior Proposal to Reduce Risks to Lake Powell Elevations & Critical Infrastructure. https://cra.utah.gov/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/GCD-2022-Operations-Letter-Shawcroft-1.pdf https://cra.utah.gov/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/GCD-2022-Operations-letter-to-ASWS-Trujillo-4.22.2022.pdf https://cra.utah.gov/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/May-3-2022-Department-of-Interior-Decision.pdf

Upper Colorado River Commission announces 2023 System Conservation Pilot Program

Request for proposals can be found here: http://www.ucrcommission.com/system-conservation-pilot-program-for-2023/ Region-Specific Information Sessions Virtual: Friday, January 6th, 1-2 PM; register in advance here https://utah-gov.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kWKh9bGFSrSQwGUUCw94GA Price in Person: Tuesday, January 10th, 4-6 pm, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, Southeastern Region Office – Conference Room, 319 N Carbonville Rd, Price, UT 8450 Roosevelt In-Person: Thursday, January 12th, 4-6 pm, Utah State University Roosevelt Campus – Multipurpose Room, 987 E. Lagoon …

States Respond to Reclamation Commissioner Report

The Upper Division States release 5 Point Plan in response to Commissioner Camille Touton’s request for reductions in Colorado River water use.  Letter  

In the News: PM News Brief: Colorado River Authority Of Utah Hires First Executive Director

The Colorado River Authority of Utah has hired Amy Haas as its first executive director. Haas is currently the director of the Upper Colorado River Commission, which oversees water use in the river’s upper basin. Stream podcast at KUER 90.1