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ProPublica - Drought be Dammed

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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Glen Canyon Living Atlas Project

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

Secretary Jewell Directs Continued Work on Crucial Colorado River Basin Water Agreements

"The Order describes hydrologic conditions in the basin and ongoing challenges associated with a 17-year period of historic drought and an ongoing deficit of available water compared to demands. Although water stored in reservoirs in the Colorado River Basin has protected the Basin from crisis during the current drought, those reservoirs are now at near-historic lows; basin-wide reservoir storage ended water year 2016 at just 51 percent of total capacity." Read More »

Glen Canyon Releases Off-Road Management Plan

While there have been many wins for conservation recently, this one proves that we still have more work to do. As Lake Powell dries and Glen Canyon is restored we will continue to fight for the environment. Read More »

The next administration must protect the Colorado River basin

From R Eric Kuhn and Anne Castle: "These are not partisan issues. Conserving our limited Western water supplies is a priority for citizens and elected officials and a vital underpinning to support economic stability for agriculture, businesses, and citizens." Read More »