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.
Please join us for this once-in-a-lifetime journey down the San Juan River above Glen Canyon with former Comissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation Dan Beard and GCI board trustee and former Senior Water Staff Dave Wegner
Glen Canyon Institute and National Geographic are proud to present the Glen Canyon Historical Story Map.
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Glen Canyon Institute (GCI) has called on the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) to implement the Fill Mead First plan, which could save massive amounts of water.
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In The News
May 26, 2015
The Grand Canyon is one of the most familiar and beloved landmarks in the United States, even to those who have only seen it in pictures. The 277-mile chasm is as iconic as Yellowstone and Yosemite and is still revered by the native tribes who made the surrounding lands home long before Europeans came to North America. The Colorado River, once unfettered and untamed, is the heart and soul of the canyon, acting as both nurturer and destroyer, and it has proven to be an angry mistress to many who have tried to woo her. Read More »
May 26, 2015
To save the Colorado River and keep Western farming going at the same time, urban dwellers will have to pay. Over the next five to 10 years, urban dwellers in the cities served by the Colorado could see the rates they pay for Central Arizona Project water and other river supplies rise sharply, perhaps double, says Reagan Waskom, a Colorado State University researcher who led much of the new study’s work on agricultural water conservation. Read More »
May 22, 2015
Dryness stretches throughout the American West. Yet the nation is captivated by the notion of a "California drought." Headline writers, network news anchors and radio broadcasters have all rallied around that label, as if drought and its life-changing impacts — wildfire being only the most dramatic — stopped at Golden State lines. "The problems are integrated across states," says John Fleck, writer in residence at the University of New Mexico's Water Resources Program. "And the solutions are integrated across states too." Read More »