Oversight: The Status of Drought Conditions Throughout the Western United States

Water, Oceans, and Wildlife Subcommittee Date: Tuesday, May 25, 2021 Time: 01:00 PM Presiding: The Honorable Jared Huffman, Chair

On Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. EDT, the Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife will hold a virtual, fully remote oversight hearing titled, “The Status of Drought Conditions Throughout the Western United States.” 


Panel I: Government Witnesses

  • Elizabeth Klein, Senior Counselor to the Secretary, Department of the Interior (testimony)
  • Craig McLean, Acting Chief Scientist, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (testimony)
  • Joaquin Esquivel, Chair, California State Water Resources Control Board (testimony)
  • Amy Cordalis, Counsel, Yurok Tribe and Principal, Ridges to Riffles Conservation Fund (testimony)
  • Craig Foss, State Forester, Idaho Department of Lands (Minority Witness) (testimony)

Panel II: Expert Witnesses

  • John Entsminger, General Manager, Southern Nevada Water Authority (testimony)
  • Dan Keppen, Executive Director, Family Farm Alliance (Minority Witness) (testimony)
  • Michael R. Markus, General Manager, Orange County Water District (testimony)
  • Tom Collishaw, President/CEO, Self-Help Enterprises (testimony)