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High Country News

A World Beneath Lake Powell Resurrected

Drought in the Colorado River reveals unseen Marvels


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Major Initiative

GCI urges BOR to Fill Mead First

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.


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In The News

Water Managers Discuss Drought And The Colorado River

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced this month water releases from Lake Powell to Lake Mead will increase next year, after historically low releases in 2014. Lake Mead has reached record low levels this summer. The Colorado River supplies these large reservoirs. At a water conference in Snowmass Village last week, drought and the Colorado River were discussed. Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen reports. Read More »

Farewell Christi

Glen Canyon Institute’s Executive Director Christi Wedig has moved on from the organization to run her family business in Salt Lake City. While at GCI, Christi’s ingenuity and determination helped the organization grow into a stronger and more relevant advocate for Glen Canyon. She helped forge relationships with decision makers, water managers and fellow conservationists, propelling GCI’s Fill Mead First proposal into the debate about how to save the Colorado River and Glen Canyon. While we’re sad to see her go, we wish her the best of luck! Read More »

Public Helps Restore Flows to Critically Depleted Rivers

It’s a sad truth that many major rivers – the blue arteries of the Earth – no longer reach the sea. Our demands for water – to drink, grow food, produce energy and make all manner of material things – have sapped streams of their flow and ecosystems of their vitality. The web of life, of which we are a part, is fraying. Read More »