Fill Mead First is a common sense solution that would save water and help restore the Colorado River. Click here for more info.
Please join us for this special trip down the San Juan River to benefit Glen Canyon Institute. Teaming up with Holiday River Expeditions, river historian Roy Webb, and GCI board member Wade Graham, this trip above the Glen will be a remarkable chance to learn about and explore the Glen Canyon region.
Drought in the Colorado River reveals unseen Marvels
Read More »
Glen Canyon Institute (GCI) has called on the Bureau or Reclamation (BOR) to implement the Fill Mead First plan, which could save massive amounts of water.
Read More »
In The News
March 05, 2014
Central Arizona Project (CAP) is the primary steward of Arizona’s Colorado River water supplies and places paramount importance on the health and sustainability of the river. Since 2000, the Colorado River basin has endured the worst drought in centuries, yet Colorado River water users in California, Nevada and Arizona have not had to reduce the volume of water they receive from the river. How has this been possible? Largely because our predecessors constructed a system of reservoirs (including Lake Mead and Lake Powell) that allow the Colorado River basin to store four times the amount of water it receives in a normal year. Fortunately, those reservoirs were full when the current drought started and even 14 years later are still nearly half full. Read More »
March 05, 2014
The United States and Mexico plan to collaborate this month on a pilot project aimed at restoring wetlands in the Colorado River delta in Baja California through a one-time high-volume delivery of river water, a move hailed as historic by environmental groups on both sides of the border. The release at Mexico’s Morelos Dam on the border west of Yuma is expected to start on March 23, and continue for about eight weeks, according to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. A binational ceremony celebrating the delivery is scheduled for March 27, said bureau spokesman Jack Simes. Read More »
January 30, 2014
LAS VEGAS -- Southern Nevada's main water supply is shrinking. Since the drought started 13- years ago, Lake Mead has dropped by more than 100 feet. It went from 1,200 feet in 2000 to 1,108 feet today. If the water drops much lower, new conservation steps will have to happen. The lake would receive an official water shortage designation with mandatory water restrictions. One group claims to have a solution, but it's controversial. Read More »