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.
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
February 17, 2017
While we are saddened to see OR leave Salt Lake, we support the move to divest from a state that sells off its public lands and wild space. Read More »
February 15, 2017
The energy revolution is happening. "But coal power is no longer the best energy bargain. And on Monday the plant's four private utility owners, led by the Salt River Project, voted to shut down the plant at the end of 2019, some 25 years ahead of schedule." Read More »
February 13, 2017
We love seeing successful conservation and restoration projects in the Colorado River. "Thanks to fewer predators and more food at the upriver location, the transplanted fish have come to thrive compared to their downstream brethren, making for a conservation success story that just received national recognition." Read More »