Prairie, James

Author Description

James Prairie, Ph. D., a Hydraulic Engineer with the Bureau of Reclamation’s Upper Colorado Region, has been working with the agency for more than 10 years. He is the Reclamation lead for the Basin Study’s Demand Scenario development. In addition to his contributions to Reclamation’s Basin Study team. Dr. Prairie leads the Colorado River Hydrology Workgroup that facilitates Reclamation’s leadership role in water management and planning, including integration of climate variability and change into operational planning on the Colorado River. In addition to leading the workgroup, Dr. Prairie analyzes the river’s salinity, oversees the historic and projected natural flow and salinity database, and analyzes the Upper Basin consumptive uses on the Colorado River system. He also works on development of operational and planning models of the Colorado River system. Prairie holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado, and a B.S. in Environmental Resources Engineering from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry.

Authored Reports

Colorado Basin Study - Basin Water Supply & Demand Study Update