Federal officials say urgent action needed to protect shrinking Colorado River reservoirs

“Why don’t we recognize a water right for the Grand Canyon ecosystem? Why don’t we operate Glen Canyon Dam like a flood control structure? Why don’t we clean out the sediment behind Lake Powell, and designate Glen Canyon National Park?” Robison said. “With all these shifts, the shifts in values, there has to be something that causes a spark, like dead pool and like the Colorado River not flowing through the Grand Canyon. That seems to be what our species needs to react.”