Now online! The Living Atlas has been created to provide a virtual tour of the ongoing restoration occuring within Glen Canyon. The Glen Canyon Institute has been working alongside several canyon explorers and numerous photographers to compile and release the first Glen Canyon Living Atlas digital map.
Join Glen Canyon Institute and Holiday River Expeditions for a very special benefit river trip down the San Juan June 2nd - 6th. Trip cost is $999.
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
May 23, 2016
As ProPublica explains, the crisis at Lake Mead, may provide a perfect pragmatic reason to get rid of Lake Powell. Since the two reservoirs are only 300 miles apart, the emptying of the upper body would thus fill the lower body, potentially saving as much as 179 billion gallons of water a year. Thus, the argument goes that one full reservoir would be better than two half-full ones, especially when the one you're draining is essentially a massive, leaky puddle sitting in the middle of a desert. Read More »
May 23, 2016
Wedged between Arizona and Utah, less than 20 miles upriver from the Grand Canyon, a soaring concrete wall nearly the height of two football fields blocks the flow of the Colorado River. There, at Glen Canyon Dam, the river is turned back on itself, drowning more than 200 miles of plasma-red gorges and replacing the Colorado’s free-spirited rapids with an immense lake of flat, still water called Lake Powell. Read More »
May 19, 2016
The nation’s largest man-made reservoir slipped to a new record low sometime after 7 p.m. Wednesday, and forecasters from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation expect see its surface drop another 2 feet through the end of June. Read More »