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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

Katie Lee, Goddess of Glen Canyon, Inspires Young Activists

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 »

Environment Is Big Winner in U.S.–Mexico Colorado River Agreement

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 »

Study: Rivers Recover Faster Than Expected After Dam Removal

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 »