WSWC Fall 2019 (191st) Meetings

The WSWC Fall (191st) Meetings were held in Breckenridge, Colorado on October 15-18, 2019 at the Beaver Run Resort & Conference Center.

BRIEFING MATERIALS (for download)191st WSWC Meeting Briefing Materials (22.61MB)


Water Resources Committee Minutes_Breckenridge CO_2019Oct17
Water Quality Committee Minutes – October 17, 2019
Legal Committee Minutes – October 17, 2019
Full Council Minutes – October 18, 2019


Grazing Workshop Part II
Water Resources Committee
Executive Committee
Water Quality Committee
Legal Committee
191st Full Council Meeting


Colorado Host State Presentations
Welcome to Colorado – Pat Pfaltzgraff, Director, Water Quality Control Division
Colorado Water Resources Issues – Rebecca Mitchell, Director, Colorado Water Conservation Board

Water Resources Committee
Corps Surplus Water Example – Major General Scott Spellmon, USACE
USGS Next Generation Water Observing System (NGWOS) – Michael Woodside, Acting Program Manager
National Drought Forum, NIDIS, & Current Drought Outlook – Elizabeth Ossowski, NOAA/National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS)
WSWC/Water Information Management Systems (WIMS) and USGS National Water Use Data Collaboration Workshop – Adel Abdallah, WaDE Program Manager
WaDE 2.0 Update & Opportunities – Adel Abdallah, WaDE Program Manager

Water Quality Committee
Colorado Water Quality Issues – Pat Pfaltzgraff, Director, Water Quality Control Division
Multi-Agency Coordination on Harmful Algal Blooms in Nevada – Jennifer Carr, Deputy Administrator, Nevada Division of Environmental Protection

Legal Committee
Federal Payment of State Filing Fees – Micheline Fairbank, Deputy Administrator, Nevada Division of Water Resources
Colorado Legal Issue: River Access – Scott Steinbrecher, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Colorado Dept. of Law
Revolutionize USACE Civil Works – Lauren Leuck, U.S. Army Department of Civil Works

191st Council Meeting

Abandoned Mines in the West Discussion

Acid-Mine and Acid-Rock Drainage in Colorado – Katie Walton-Day, Research Hydrologist, U.S. Geological Survey
EPA Good Samaritan Abandoned Mine Cleanups – Victor Ketellapper, Team Leader, CERCLA Site Assessment Team, EPA
Abandoned Mine Lands – Scott Ludwig, Minerals and Geology Management, U.S. Forest Service
BLM’s Abandoned Mine Land Program – Krista Doebbler, Environmental Engineer, Bureau of Land Management
Leadville Mine Drainage Tunnel – An American Legacy – Jenelle Stefanic, Water Treatment Plant Supervisor, Reclamation

WestFAST Update – Oct 2019 – Pat Lambert, WestFAST Chair