American Whitewater in partnership with Hydros Consulting, is working to develop a tool that can be incorporated in the Bureau of Reclamation’s Colorado River Basin Study that can measure impact on whitewater activity in the future. This tool will indicate the change in the number of boatable days that can be expected under different flow scenarios that are articulated by Colorado River Simulation System (CRSS) data within the Colorado River Basin Study. American Whitewater is representing conservation-minded paddlers in direct interactions with the Bureau of Reclamation to demonstrate the accuracy and value of this tool and advocate for its incorporation into the Colorado River Basin Study.
Colorado River Basin - American Whitewater is asking for paddler input on flows and recreation quality for rivers across the Southwestern United States. We are gathering this information to help define recreational flow-needs, and to inform the US Bureau of Reclamations' Colorado River Basin Supply and Demand Study. Whether you live in Boston, San Francisco, or Jensen, UT, your input will help AW protect healthy rivers - TAKE OUR SURVEY TODAY!
The contacts below include staff and volunteers working on this project. Make sure you are logged in if you wish to join the group.
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