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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

'Salmon of the southwest' shows signs of recovery

Restoring rivers to a more natural state can save threatened native wildlife. "Scientists say they have found evidence that the Colorado pikeminnow is reproducing in the San Juan River, and the offspring are surviving." Read More »

Stabilizing Lake Mead Water Levels a Priority Amongst Stakeholders

We're glad to see communities working together to protect and conserve the water in the river. "'Today's agreement and the Community's ongoing effort to protect the Colorado River carry immense importance for our people and our neighbors across the Southwest. Being good stewards of this most sacred resource is a part of who we are as a people and what the Gila River Indian Community has stood for across time,' said Gila River Indian Community Governor Stephen Roe Lewis" Read More »

Colorado River water use remains a concern

“It looked like it was going to be a bang-up year, but then we get to May and June and they are so dry and so hot compared to their normal, that it has just evaporated a lot of the snow. It’s dried up the ground so that a lot of that snow melt that is coming down is actually going into the ground, not actually getting into the rivers and streams.” Read More »