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Dedicated to the restoration of Glen Canyon and a free flowing Colorado River.

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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

This is What a West Without Water Will Look Like

"Historically, droughts aren’t unusual in this part of the US, but climate change is set to make them worse as less rains fall. Reservoirs will be dry, the agriculture sector will be forced to cut back on water usage, and individuals will be required to adopt conservation measures which can range from getting rid of lush green lawns to shorter showers." Read More »

Infighting delays Lake Mead drought plan as water 'bankers' protect control

"Everyone wants a Drought Contingency Plan. The issue is getting there." Read More »

Questions about dams posed by West’s shrinking snowpack

This article is a nice summary of where we are at and what the future potentially looks like for water storage and the river. Read More »