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Upper Rio Grande (Southern New Mexico & West Texas)
Citizen's Forum Meetings History

The Rio Grande Citizens’ Forum (RGCF) was established in 1999 to facilitate the exchange of information between the USIBWC and members of the public about Commission activities between Percha Dam, New Mexico and Ft. Quitman, Texas.  Below are Minutes and Presentations of previous meetings of the RGCF. Contact Public Affairs Office



Presentations from October 6, 2011
RGCF Citizens Forum Orientation

Flood Control Projects Update | Photos

Annual Update on Water Quality for the Rio Grande & the Clean River Program

Presentations from June 23, 2011
Status Report on Rio Grande Flood Control Levee Construction Projects | Photos

Update on FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps for Dona Ana and El Paso Counties | FEMA Handout

Presentations from March 29, 2011
City of El Paso Floodplain Administration Update – Alan Shubert, City Engineer, City of El Paso
Update on Levee and River Park Access During Rio Grande Levee Construction – Andrea Glover, Civil Engineer, Construction, USIBWC

El Paso Regional Ports of Entry Operations Plan – Jim Brogan, Project Manager, Cambridge Systematics

Presentations from December 13, 2010
Summary of Biological Control of Salt cedar
Regional Stormwater Management
URGFCP Levee Construction Update

Presentations from September 15, 2010
URGFCP Canalization Levee Improvement
Update on Water Quality for the RG and Clean Rivers Program

Presentations from March 23, 201010
American Dam Remediation Projects
URGFCP - Levee Improvement
USIBWC Environmental Claim Against ASARCO

12/15/2009 - Upper Rio Grande Flood Control Project Levee Improvement

12/15/2009 - Rio Grande Canalization Conceptual Restoration Project

9/29/2009 - Annual Update on Water Quality for the Rio Grande and Clean Rivers Program by Liz Verdecchia and Leslie Grijalva

9/29/2009 - River Management Alternatives for RG Canalization Project, by Daniel Borunda, USIBWC

9/29/2009 - Levee C&A Process, FEMA

9/29/2009 - Flood Map Changes

6/22/2009 - Flood Control Project Levee Improvement

6/22/2009 - Citizens' Forum Orientation, Las Cruces, NM

3/2009 - El Paso Stormwater System Update by El Paso Water Utilities

3/2009 - Levee Improvements

12/4/08 - Conejos Medanos Aqueduct

12/4/08 - Border 2012 IBWC Citizens Advisory 2008

12/4/08 - Municipal Storm Storage Sewer System (MS4) by Peter Bennett

12/4/08 - Update on Status of Canalization Flood Control Project

9/8/08 - Activities of Paso Del Norte Watershed Council

9/8/08 - Update on the Status of URG Levee Rehabilitation Projects

9/8/08 - Maintenance of the Rio Grande Channel 2008 Schedule

9/8/08 - Update on Status of OF Upper Rio Grande Levee Rehabilitation Projects

9/8/2008 - Upper Rio Grande Water Operations Model  (URGWOM)

6/4/2008 - Rio Grande Canalization Project Collaborative and Rio Grande Flood Control Project PEIS

6/4/2008 - Rio Grande Project - 2008 Operating Plan by Bureau of Reclamation

6/4/2008 - Update on Status of Canalization Flood Control Project, Levee Rehabilitation

2/4/2008 - 2006-2008 Maintenance of the Rio Grande Channel in the area of El Paso, TX - Cd. Juarez, Chih.

2/4/2008 - Levee Improvements by Gabriel Duran, Engineer, U.S. IBWC

2/4/2008 - Storm 2006 Capital Project Update by Alan Shubert, City Engineer, City of El Paso

11/7/2007 - Levee Improvements Rio Grande Rectification Project, El Paso Area by Al Riera, USIBWC, PE Operations

11/7/2007 - Rio Grande Flood Control Levees by Steve Smullen, USIBWC, PE Engineering

11/7/2007 - Environmental Protection and Border Security on the U.S. - Mexico Border by Good Neighbor Environmental Board

8/9/2007 - Rio Grande Clean Rivers Program Updates for 2007 by Nancy Hanks, Environmental Protection Specialist, USIBWC

8/9/2007 - El Paso Desalination Plant given by Bill Hutchison, Water Resources Manager, El Paso Water Utilities

8/9/2007 - The FEMA Mandate: USIBWC Levee-Raising Activities in the El Paso-Las Cruces Area given by Steve Smullen, Principal Engineer, USIBWC

5/2/07: Rio Grande Flood Control Levees, Update on FEMA and IBWC Activities, by Steve Smullen

5/02/07: Reclamation, Managing Water in the West, Rio Grande Project, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

Sources of Salinity to the Rio Grande, 02/07/07

USIBWC Selects Rio Grande Citizens' Forum Board Members, 01/30/07

Canalization Project Channel Maintenance

Rectification Project: Proposed Work Picacho Flume Rehabilitation Project

The Paso del Norte Watershed Council presentation from the Rio Grande Citizens’ Forum in Las Cruces, NM  on 5/11/2006

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation presentation from the Rio Grande Citizens' Forum in Las Cruces, NM on 5/11/2006

Rio Grande Flooding, El Paso Area, August 6, 2006

“How’s the Water?” Upper Rio Grande Basin Advisory Committee Meeting 8/9/06

"Save the Valley" Civic Associations - Presented @ El Paso 8/9/06 Citizens Forum

Rio Grande Citizens’ Forum 11/08/06: A Deadly Game of Russian Roulette - Perspectives of Gary Esslinger of the Elephant Butte Irrigation District on regional flood control

Rio Grande Citizens’ Forum 11/08/06: Reclamation, Managing Water in the West, Rio Grande Project, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

FLO-2D Model Development Caballo Dam to American Dam - 02/15/2005

FEMA Levee Certification - 02/15/2005

Canalization & Programmatic EIS Update 02/15/2006

The next meeting of the Rio Grande Citizens Forum will be January 22nd in El Paso, TX. For more information, contact Sally Spener.

                            Meeting Minutes

10/6/11 Meeting Announcement & Agenda | Minutes

6/23/11 - Las Cruces, NM

3/29/11 - El Paso, TX

12/13/10 - Las Cruces, NM

9/15/10 - El Paso, TX

06/15/10 - Las Cruces, NM

3/23/10 - El Paso, TX

12/15/09 - Las Cruces, NM

9/29/09 - El Paso, TX

6/22/09 - Las Cruces, NM

3/3/09 - El Paso, TX

12/4/08 - Las Cruces, NM

9/8/08 - El Paso, TX

6/4/08 - Las Cruces, NM

2/4/08 - El Paso, TX

11/7/07 - Las Cruces, NM

8/9/2007 - El Paso, TX

05/02/2007 - Las Cruces, NM

2/7/2007 - El Paso, TX

11/08/2006 - Las Cruces, NM

8/09/2006 - Las Cruces, NM

5/11/2006 - Las Cruces

2/15/2006 - El Paso, TX

11/17/2005 - Rio Grande Binational Summit

08/04/2005 - El Paso, TX