A new study commissioned by GCI shows that decommisionning Glen Canyon Dam would have a negligable impact on the western power grid, cause electric rates to go up by $.08 on average, and could even save tens of millions of taxpayer dollars.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to take a trip through Glen Canyon before it was dammed? Glen Canyon Institute has teamed up with National Geographic Maps to produce an interactive historical story map of Glen Canyon before Lake Powell. Take a virtual tour down the river, wander up its side canyons, and glimpse some of it's splendor from the air.
The water crisis in the West has renewed debate about the effectiveness of major dams, with some pushing for the enormous Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River to be decommissioned.
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Experience a virtual tour of the restoration occurring in Glen Canyon - Produced by Glen Canyon Institute; in collaboration with National Geographic Maps as well as numerous and Glen Canyon Explorers.
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In The News
December 02, 2016
Preservation of the Upper Colorado River, a beautiful thing. "Wildlife species such as bald eagles, osprey, great blue herons, and songbirds rely on this undeveloped land for habitat. The perpetual conservation easement ensures that development will never encroach on this scenic stretch of river." Read More »
November 17, 2016
Business as usual is going to have change when it comes to dealing with the Colorado River and water for millions. “Can we get through?” asks UNLV’s Pat Mulroy. “Yes, but not the same way we got through the last 100 years. There’s a different set of interconnections and relationships that have to be forged. So it’s how we tackle the problem that has to change.” Read More »
November 15, 2016
The Colorado River has inspired adventure for centuries. Take a look at this expedition into the heart of the Grand Canyon from the Author of The Emerald Mile. Glen Canyon holds treasures just as sublime. Read More »