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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In The News
April 26, 2017
Two of these monuments directly abut Glen Canyon. It is more important than ever to contact our policy makers and the Department of the Interior and tell them to protect our public lands. Read More »
April 12, 2017
We must stand strong for our public lands! These areas have a border with Glen Canyon and a direct impact on its future. Read More »
April 04, 2017
Beautiful from Rebecca Solnit. "When the Sierra Club pronounced Glen Canyon dead in 1963, the organization’s leaders expected it to stay dead under Lake Powell. But this old world is re-emerging, and its fate is being debated again. The future we foresee is often not the one we get, and Lake Powell is shriveling, thanks to more water consumption and less water supply than anyone anticipated. Beneath it lies not just canyons but spires, crests, labyrinths of sandstone, Anasazi ruins, petroglyphs, and burial sites, an intricate complexity hidden by water, depth lost in surface." Read More »