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Thursday, April 4th, 7-8:00PM

Natural History Museum

Dr. Jack Schmidt, Director, Center for Colorado River Studies: "The Future of the Colorado River"

Join us for a lively conversation about the state of the Colorado River, water rights in the American West, and the future of water conservation in our region.  This event is free, but you must register at

Utah State University Professor Jack Schmidt has devoted nearly 40 years to research of river systems, centered on the Colorado River, its tributaries, and the Grand Canyon. During his academic career — as well as time spent as chief of the U.S. Geological Survey’s Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center — he has focused on the relationship of ecosystem health and dams, reservoirs and diversions associated with river management.

He currently serves as the director for the Center for Colorado River Studies, housed in the Quinney College of Natural Resources at USU. The center aims to produce innovative research, teaching and outreach that can help to inform focused decision-making and effective management of the Colorado River and other major rivers of the American Southwest.

This event is co-sponsored by the Wilkes Center and the NHMU.

Last Updated: 3/15/24