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)


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