WSWC 2023 Spring (201st) Meetings

The Western States Water Council Spring (201st) Meetings was held in Reno, Nevada on May 22-24, 2023, at the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino.

MEETING BRIEFING MATERIALS Briefing Materials for the 201st Western States Water Council Meetings

Water Resources Committee Minutes – May 23, 2023
Executive Committee Minutes – May 23, 2023
Water Quality Committee Minutes – May 23, 2023
Legal Committee Minutes – May 23, 2023
201st Full Council Minutes – May 24, 2023


Water Resources Committee
Executive Committee
Water Quality Committee
Legal Committee
Full Council Meeting


Monday, May 22
Field Trip: A tour through Lemmon Valley and along the Truckee River – Sponsored by the Truckee Meadows Water Authority

TROA Operations and Water Supply for Northern NevadaBill Hauck, Water Supply Supervisor
Tahoe National Forest Middle Truckee River Watershed Forest Partnership
Field Trip Handouts

Tuesday, May 23

Water Resources Committee Meeting
S2S Precipitation Forecasting & Flood Risk Management – Jeanine Jones, Interstate Resources Manager, California Department of Water Resources

OpenET – Forrest Melton, Sr. Research Scientist, NASA Ames Research Center

Climate Engine – Justin Huntington, Hydrology Research Professor, Desert Research Institute

Landsat Next Status – Tim Newman, National Land Imaging Program Coordinator, U.S. Geological Survey

Water Supply Outlook – Cara McCarthy, Acting Program Manager, National Water and Climate Center, NRCS

The Great Salt Lake and Upper Colorado River System Conservation Programs – Todd Stonely, Assistant Director of Planning, Utah Division of Water Resources and Sarah Shechter, Assistant Attorney General, Natural Resources Division, Utah Attorney General’s Office

WaDE/WestDAAT Program Update – Adel Abdallah, WaDE Program Manager, Western States Water Council

Legal Committee Meeting
Nevada Legal Issues – Micheline Fairbank, Of Counsel, Fennemore Craig, and James Bolotin, Sr. Deputy Attorney General,
Nevada Office of the Attorney General

Aquatic Resource Program Policy Update – Paula Cutillo, Sr. Water Resources Specialist, Bureau of Land Management

Legislation and Litigation Update – Michelle Bushman, Associate Director/General Counsel, Western States Water Council

Wednesday, May 24

WSWC Full Council (201st) Meeting
Western Water and Climate Initiatives – Kristen Averyt, Director, Drought and Western Resilience, White House Council on Environmental Quality

WestFAST Update – Roger Gorke, Chair (EPA) and Madeline Franklin (Liaison)

Federal Water, Forest & Hazards Mitigation Programs Integration – Jennifer Carr, Director, Nevada Department of Environmental Protection; Bunny Bishop, Chief, Water Planning & Drought Resiliency, Division of Water Resources; Janell Woodward, State Hazard Mitigation Officer, Division of Emergency Management; and John Powderly, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Region 9



May 22 - 24 2023


All day


Peppermill Resort Spa Casino
Reno, Nevada
Western States Water Council


Western States Water Council

The event is finished.