WSWC Summer 2021 (196th) Meetings

The WSWC returned to in-person meetings in Summer 2021! The WSWC Summer (196th) Meetings were held in Cody, Wyoming on June 23-25, 2021.

Briefing Materials – 196th WSWC Meetings – Cody, WY

Executive Committee Minutes – June 3, 2021
Water Resources Committee Minutes – June 23, 2021
Legal Committee Minutes – June 24, 2021
Water Quality Committee Minutes – June 24, 2021
Full Council (196th) Minutes – June 25, 2021

Wednesday, June 23
11:00 – 12:00 pm Section 401 Comment Opportunity with EPA
1:30 – 5:00 pm    Host State Presentation and Water Resources Committee
Thursday, June 24
9:00 – 11:30 am  Water Quality Committee
1:30 – 4:00 pm    Legal Committee
5:00 – 6:00 pm    Social Hour
Friday, June 25
9:00 -11:30 am  Full Council (196th) Meeting


June 23, 2021
Host State Presentations:
Governor Mark Mark Gordon – Video
Wyoming Water Development Office – Brandon Gebhart, Director

Water Resources Committee
National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) – Elizabeth Ossowski, Program Coordinator, NOAA NIDIS
National Water and Climate Center Water Supply Outlook – Cara McCarthy, Team Leader/Hydologist, Water and Climate Services, National Water and Climate Center, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Arizona Colorado River Shortage Mitigation Measures – Tom Buschatzke/Amanda Long Rodriguez, Arizona Department of Water Resources
Wyoming Weather Modification Program – Julie Gondzar, Cloud Seeding Program Manager, Wyoming Water Development Commission
Western States Water Partnership – Vern Tharp, Manager
WaDE Dashboard & Stan the State Engineer – Tony Willardson and Adel Abdallah

June 24, 2021
Water Quality Committee
Abandoned Hardrock Mines
a. Erica Gaddis, Utah Department of Environmental Quality
b. Trevor Baggiore, Arizona Department of Environmental Quality
c. Jennifer Carr, Nevada Division of Environmental Protection
Managing Sediment at Willwood Dam to Protect Downstream Fisheries – David Waterstreet, Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality
Wildfire and Water Quality – Chris Carlson, USDA Forest Service
Colorado Wildfires and Water Quality – Jeremy Neustifter, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

June 24, 2021
Legal Committee
Glen Canyon Dam Spillway (1983-1984) – Bill McCormick, Reclamation Civil Engineer, retired, and Gary Boring, Keo Civil, LLC
Audubon of Kansas v. Department of the Interior et al. (Impairment of Quivira National Wildlife Refuge in Kansas) – Kenny Titus, Kansas Department of Agriculture

June 25, 2021
196th Full Council Meeting
Water Resources Stewardship in Yellowstone National Park – Erin White, National Park Service, Yellowstone Center for Resources
The Internet of Water – Peter Colohan, Internet of Water Executive Director

Meeting Venue:
The WSWC meetings were held at the Holiday Inn at Buffalo Bill Village located at 1701 Sheridan Avenue in Cody, Wyoming.



Jun 23 - 25 2021


All day
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