Summer (178th) Council Meetings & 50th Anniversary Commemoration

The Summer (178th) Council Meetings and commemoration of the WSWC’s 50th Anniversary was held in Lake Tahoe, Nevada on July 8-10, 2015 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe.  The first official meeting of the WSWC was held on the south shore of Lake Tahoe at Stateline, Nevada on August 3, 1965.


BRIEFING MATERIALSTahoe Meeting Binder (20.84 MB)

MINUTESExecutive Committee Minutes_Lake Tahoe_July2015
Water Resources Minutes Lake Tahoe July 2015
Water Quality Minutes Lake Tahoe July 2015
Legal Committee Minutes Lake Tahoe July 2015
Full Council Minutes Lake Tahoe July 2015

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:   Schedule of Meetings – July 8-10, 2015

AGENDA:   July 9
Water Resources Committee
Executive Committee
Water Quality Committee
Legal Committee

July 10
178th Full Council Meeting


Water Resources Committee
Western Governors’ Drought Forum – Key Themes – Carlee Brown, WGA Policy AdvisorUSGS Groundwater & Streamflow Information – Pixie Hamilton, National Coordinator, Cooperative Water Program, USGS
USGS Water Availability and Use Science Program – Sonya Jones, Science Advisor, Water, USGS
NASA Missions & Water Resource Program – Dr. Michael Freilich, Director, Earth Sciences Division, NASA
Water Data Exchange (WaDE) Presentation – Sara Larsen, WaDE Program Manager, WSWC
Federal Water Data Activities and Coordination – Pat Lambert, WestFAST Liaison
Reclamation Efficiency (RE-ACT) of 2015 – Mark Limbaugh, The Ferguson Group and David Rabbitt, Board Member, Sonoma County Water Agency

Water Quality Committee
The Lake Tahoe TMDL Program – Jason Kuchniki, Lake Tahoe Watershed Program Manager, NV Division of Environmental Protection

Legal Committee
BLM Hydraulic Fracturing Rule – Steve Wells, Chief, BLM Division of Fluid Minerals

178th Full Council Meeting
Nevada State Engineer – Current Water Issues – Jason King, Nevada State EngineerWestern States Water: “Back to the Future” – Jennifer Gimbel, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Wtaer and Science, U.S. Department of the Interior