Nevada –– The Great Basin Water Network released the following statement after the Bureau of Reclamation issued a Notice to Solicit Comments and Hold Public Scoping Meetings on the Development of Post-2026 Operational Guidelines and Strategies for Lakes Powell and Mead.
“This process will be a test to prove whether the leadership and the river system itself will be literally and figuratively bankrupt for generations to come,” said Kyle Roerink, executive director of the Great Basin Water Network. “We have moral and natural resource obligations that must be met. Will Reclamation make tribes whole in a meaningful way, limit out-of-control development, invest in agricultural modernization, and recognize the failure that is Glen Canyon Dam? It’s time to correct the mistakes of the past rather than placating a few entrenched interests. The failures of the 2007 guidelines and the DCP must be a guidepost rather than swept under the rug.”
See Great Basin Water Network’s pre-scoping comments submitted last year that highlight more than 20 suggestions for the development of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement.