Secretary Jewell, Deputy Secretary Connor to Announce Final Framework for Glen Canyon Dam

Will sign Record of Decision in Las Vegas at the Colorado River Water Users Association conference

Water streams out of pipes at the base of a massive concrete dam in a red rock canyon.
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Date: December 14, 2016

LAS VEGAS – On Thursday, December 15, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and U.S. Deputy Secretary Mike Connor will attend the Colorado River Water Users Association Conference as part of a nationwide tour highlighting progress the nation has made over the past eight years on public lands, waters and wildlife management. 

While there, Secretary Jewell and Deputy Secretary Connor will make a major announcement regarding Glen Canyon Dam in Arizona and the cooperative framework that will guide its operation for the next 20 years.

They will also discuss how the Interior Department is meeting complex water challenges by pursuing new, creative ideas and solutions that address the effects of climate change on water resources, improve drought resiliency and long-term water management strategies, and help to ensure stable and secure water supplies for future generations. 

The conference is a significant annual meeting for key decision makers from the Colorado River Basin states, with more than 800 attendees last year. 


Sally Jewell, U.S. Secretary of the Interior
Michael L. Connor, U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Interior 
Estevan López, Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation 


Major announcement about Glen Canyon Dam 


Thursday, December 15, 2016
2:15 PM PST – Media check-in
2:30 PM PST – Press conference (signing ceremony + media availability)


Caesars Palace – Octavius Room 16
3570 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109


Credentialed members of the media are encouraged to RSVP here