Take a few minutes to read a recent article by renowned author and activist Rebecca Solnit published in California Sunday Magazine
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
October 16, 2017
Come see Katie Lee in DamNation this week in Springdale, Utah! See our events tab for details. “You should see the beautiful letters I get, you know. Sometimes they’re a whole page and they say, ‘We saw you in ‘DamNation’ and how free you were and how this, and how that … and we want to know what to do! What can we do to help get this movement going?’ And I just keep thinking, God, you’ve gotta realize the world is not like it was then. But that doesn’t keep you from fighting. You’ve got to do it your way in this particular climate. Read More »
October 09, 2017
Mexico trusts the Lower Basin to hold their water. The Upper Basin should do the same. "A new agreement signed between the U.S. and Mexico continues an important collaboration in managing the Colorado River, but also gives new hope for reviving stretches of the river that have run dry." Read More »
September 26, 2017
A great article and study helping to understand what rivers do once the dams come down. "...we need more holistic studies that integrate physical, water quality and biological responses to dam removal. Implementing new technologies can help expand dam removal monitoring." Read More »