Public invited to March 8th informational meeting on concerns related to the 2021 Snake River ramp down and Jackson Lake Dam operations

JACKSON, WY.– The Teton Conservation District, Trout Unlimited, and the Bureau of Reclamation will host an informational meeting about the factors, observations, and future actions related to the fall of 2021 ramp down from Jackson Lake Dam in the Snake River. Grand Teton National Park and Wyoming Game and Fish Department representatives will also participate and speak about the ramp down.


This meeting is being held in response to community concerns about the Snake River ramp down in the fall of 2021 and its potential impact to fisheries and other natural and recreational resources. The meeting will include an overview of the Bureau of Reclamation’s operations, management, and maintenance of the dams they operate in the upper Snake River system, including factors guiding 2021 operations and management decisions. Information about the roles of local management agencies and associated coordination and communication avenues in place will be discussed. 


The meeting will also include a recap of fish salvage data, population trends, and future monitoring efforts by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, an overview of drone imagery analysis of channel change by the Teton Conservation District, and a recap of citizen science efforts to help document the ramp down by Trout Unlimited. It will also include a discussion by all agencies about proposed improvements to coordination and communication and share knowledge gaps that they will be seeking to address to better inform future management decisions.


In-person meeting details:

Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Location: 49er Inn, 330 W. Pearl Street, Jackson, WY.

Time: 3 p.m.


Remote attendance is available at the following link:

Meeting ID: 815 5811 0667

Passcode: 925310


To join by phone: +1-253-215-8782, Passcode 81558110667, Meeting ID 925310 (One tap mobile: +12532158782,,81558110667#,,,,*925310#)


There will be a Q & A session following presentations from the participating agencies.  The public is invited to submit their questions in advance to:

Jackson Lake Dam is located on the Snake River in Grand Teton National Park near Moran, Wyoming and is operated by the Bureau of Reclamation. The dam is part of the Minidoka Project and was originally constructed in 1911. Parts of the dam were later replaced in 1989 under the authority of Reclamation’s Safety of Dams Act.

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About the Groups

Teton Conservation District is a local government entity whose mission is to work with the community in the conservation of natural resources for the health and benefit of people and the environment.


Trout Unlimited is a national organization with more than 155,000 volunteers organized into 400 chapters nationwide. These dedicated volunteers are paired with a respected staff of organizers, lawyers, policy experts and scientists, who work out of more than 30 offices. Our mission is to conserve, protect and restore North America's cold-water fisheries and their watersheds. Follow TU on Facebook and Twitter, and follow our blog for all the latest information on trout and salmon conservation.


Reclamation is the largest wholesale water supplier in the United States, and the nation’s second largest producer of hydroelectric power. Its facilities also provide substantial flood control, recreation, and fish and wildlife benefits. Visit our website at  and follow us on Twitter @USBR.