The USGS Oklahoma Water Science Center, in cooperation with the USGS TEchnical training in Support of Native American Relations (TESNAR) program and the Bureau of Reclamation conducted a 1.5-day training class for 28 Native American tribal staff members in Shawnee, Oklahoma on August 13 and 14, 2013. Oklahoma Water Science Center Hydrologists were assisted by April Taylor of the South Central Climate Science Center and Darrell Townsend of the Grand River Dam Authority in presenting material to the class. April Taylor and Bill Andrews taught the climate change portion of the class.
Class topics included: Tribal water planning, the USGS groundwater toolbox, technical tasks to support Tribal water planning, ecological flows, water use, water availability, drought, and climate change. Bureau of Indian Affairs of the Southern Plains Regional Office staff will also attend the class. The environmental staff from 14 tribes has confirmed attendance.
Check out these pictures from the event: