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Hydraulic Engineer
Stochastic hydrology / Decision Support Systems


Dr. Prairie is a Hydraulic Engineer with the Upper Colorado Region of the Bureau of Reclamation. He has been working with Reclamation the past 9 years. Dr. Prairie leads the Colorado River Hydrology Workgroup whose objective is to position Reclamation's Upper and Lower Colorado Regions as a leader in water management and planning through the integration of quantitative climate variability and change in both mid-term operations and long-term planning. Additional work activities include, hydrologic and salinity analysis, maintenance of historic and future projected natural flow and salt data, and development and maintenance of mid-term operational and long-term planning models for the Colorado River.