Monday, July 12, 2010

Symposium on Kerr Lake Resource Management Meeting

Proposed Uranium Mining and Milling  on Roanoke River Basin

Symposium Kerr reservoir Management : Now and in the Future

August 18-19, 2010

Clarksville Community Center
103 Woodland Drive
Clarksville, VA

August 18th, 6:00pm

Brief Tour of Lakefront Area and Reception for speakers, key sponsor reps, and invited guests

August 19th
8:30am Registration and Continental Breakfast
Press Meeting with Speakers

9 Call to Order – Dr. Charles Lee, Program Chair

Official Welcome - Kevin Allgood, Mayor of Clarksville

9:15-10 Congressional and Policy Bases That Govern the Management and Operation of Kerr Reservoir (Steve Cone, US Corps of Engineers, Institute of Water Resources, Washington, DC) • Flood Control

• Power Generation
• Water Allocation and Economic Development
• Environmental Concerns

10-10:30 Legal Decisions Affecting Public Waters in the Roanoke River Basin (Dr. Richard Whisnat, Public Law & Government, UNC)

• Ownership of Water Resources
• Riparian Ownership Rights
• Multiple Resource Considerations
• Balancing Future Intra- and Inter-basin needs

• Water : Resource of Commodity?

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-11:45 How US Corps of Engineers, North Carolina, And Virginia Work Together on Kerr Reservoir Issues (Scott Kudlas, VA Dept. Environ. Quality Tom Reeder, NC Dept. Energy and Natural Resources. Alan Piner, Wilmington Dist., US Corps of Engineers)

• Allocation of Water
• Resource Management and Protection
• Local Economic Development and Comprehensive Planning
• Public Participation?

11:45-1: Group Lunch/Brief History of Establishment of Reservoir (Sherrie Storm, District Ranger,US Corps of Engineers, Boydton, VA)

1-1:30 Current Water Management Practices for Kerr Reservoir and their Effects on Seasonal Water Levels (Tony Young, Wilmington Dist., US Corps of Engineers)

• Maximum/Minimum flows and elevations
• Impact of Power Generation on Water Levels
• Resource Management

2-3 pm: How Can Organized Citizen Groups Influence Policy and Management Practices of Kerr Reservoir (Gene Addesso, Roanoke River Basin Assoc., John Lindsey, Smith Mountain Lake Assoc., Bill Lindenmoth, Lake Gaston Assoc.)

• Dissemination of information
• Monitoring impacts of current management practices
• Encouraging considerations of alternatives
• Elevating reservoir interest among policy makers
• Partnering to Improve Reservoir Resources

3-3:30 pm : Conclusions and Wrap-up

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