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'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 »

Some Urge Modifying Dams On Colorado River

Check out this nice radio piece about the Water Deeply article regarding Fill Mead First. Read More »

Roots run deep for researcher battling invasive grass in Glen Canyon

Awesome article about the restoration of Glen Canyon and Native American connection to place. "Planting them at Glen Canyon is also significant, she said. The Grand Canyon is widely understood to be sacred to Southwest tribes, but Glen Canyon isn't always given the same reverence outside tribal culture — especially since it was dammed and became Lake Powell." Read More »

Lake Mead forecast drops sharply, may trigger CAP water shortage

As the Lower Basin inches closer and closer to a shortage declaration, we at GCI are working on projects that could lead to a more sustainable future on the River. Read More »

As Lake Mead Struggles, Arizona Faces Water Cutbacks

It is time for new and progressive strategies dealing with water in the west. "Water woes at Lake Mead, the nation’s largest reservoir, could have a bigger impact on Arizona than on any of the other states that it serves." Read More »

Nevada legislature takes serious look at tearing down Lake Powell’s Glen Canyon Dam

We're proud of our Director Eric Balken testifying in Nevada for a bill that would reassess Glen Canyon Dam and water in the Colorado. Read More »

Trump says U.S. will abandon global climate accord

We at GCI are deeply saddened by the news today. The Colorado River is already feeling the effects of climate change, and it is only going to get worse. Read More »

State leaders discuss ideas to restore Lake Mead's water levels

We at Glen Canyon Institute were proud to testify in support of Nevada's study regarding alternative management practices on the Colorado River, including decommissioning Glen Canyon Dam. Read More »