What happens if Lake Powell runs out of water?

Read the latest from The Hill, Glen Canyon Institute’s Executive Director Eric Balken weighs in on the future of Lake Powell and the at-risk hydropower production at Glen Canyon Dam. An excerpt: “If the water level continues falling on its own, “below minimum power pool, the dam is physically incapable of releasing a lot of water. And so this creates a lot of potential problems downstream in the Grand Canyon, it creates management problems for the reservoir itself in Glen Canyon, and most importantly, it jeopardizes the upper [Colorado River] basin’s ability to meet its delivery obligation downstream,” Balken said.