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Press Release

Politics, Policy and A Most Excellent Boating Adventure

From August 17-22nd the Glen Canyon Institute sponsored an historic trip down the Colorado River through Cataract Canyon.


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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

More Drought Forecast Next Year Across the West

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Forecasters say severe drought or worse will continue into next year across much of the West, including parts of western Utah, most of Nevada and practically all of California. Below-normal precipitation and normal or above-normal temperatures are forecast in the week ahead, according to the National Weather Service, and experts say the three-year drought isn't likely to be relieved in October, November and December. Read More »

Think the Southwest’s Drought Is Bad Now? It Could Last a Generation or More

Late-summer 2014 has brought uncomfortable news for residents of the US Southwest—and I'm not talking about 109-degree heat in population centers like Phoenix. A new study by Cornell University, the University of Arizona, and the US Geological Survey researchers looked at the deep historical record (tree rings, etc.) and the latest climate change models to estimate the likelihood of major droughts in the Southwest over the next century. The results are as soothing as a thick wool sweater on a midsummer desert hike. Read More »

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 »