Reclamation Seeks Public Input on Development of Future River Operation Guidelines and NEPA Process

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Camille Touton testifies during a June 14 hearing of the Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources focused on the drought affecting the Southwestern U.S. and specifically the Colorado River. Commissioner Touton testified that as much as 2-million to 4-million acre-feet of conservation would be needed in 2023 as a short-term action to support water levels in Lake Mead and Lake Powell.

With the Colorado River hydrology continuing to decline, stakeholders on the river find themselves in the challenging position of having to think about both the near-term actions needed to protect the key reservoirs, Lake Mead and Lake Powell, and the long-term operations of the river. With an eye toward the long-term operations, the Bureau of Reclamation has begun seeking public input ahead of the upcoming National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) process to develop the next set of guidelines that will

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Calexico’s New City Manager Wants to Inspire Others Through a Message of Hope and Hard Work

Esperanza Colio Warren, center, is pictured during the dedication ceremony for the new Imperial County Niland Fire Station, which she helped make possible through her grant writing work as then Deputy Imperial County Executive Officer. Today, Colio is the new city manager for the City of Calexico, and hopes to put her grant writing skills to work to bring new resources to the city.
Photo courtesy of Imperial County

When a fire devastated the community of Niland on June 28, 2020, destroying nearly 30 structures and displacing more than 100 people, Esperanza Colio Warren joined the effort to support the people and their community in the way she knew best—securing resources to help those who had lost so much.

In a government career spanning nearly three decades, the last four years as Imperial County’s deputy county executive officer, she has always focused on finding resources to

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