Glen Canyon Dam http://knau.org en Federal Court Rejects Annual Glen Canyon Assessment http://knau.org/post/federal-court-rejects-annual-glen-canyon-assessment <p>A federal appeals court on Monday rejected a bid by the Grand Canyon Trust to force annual environmental assessments on operation of the Glen Canyon Dam.</p> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 00:09:36 +0000 Howard Fischer 18597 at http://knau.org The Humpback Chub is Making a Comeback http://knau.org/post/humpback-chub-making-comeback <p>There was a time when scientists feared the demise of an ugly little fish called humpback chub, which has lived in southwestern rivers for millions of years. One of its last holdouts is in the Grand Canyon section of the Colorado River at a major tributary, the Little Colorado. Glen Canyon Dam took its toll on the little fish, and by the late 1990s, its population plummeted to a few thousand.</p><div><p>But these days, the humpback chub appears to be making a comeback.</p> Thu, 26 Jul 2012 01:31:05 +0000 Anne Minard 17526 at http://knau.org The Humpback Chub is Making a Comeback Simulated Floods Designed To Mitigate Dam Impacts http://knau.org/post/simulated-floods-designed-mitigate-dam-impacts <p>The Colorado River is about to run wild again, at least a couple times a year. In May, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar approved a <a href="http://www.usbr.gov/uc/envdocs/ea/gc/HFEProtocol/index.html"><u><font color="#0066cc">series of simulated floods</font></u></a> -- releasing huge amounts of water and sediment from the Glen Canyon Dam over the next several years. It&rsquo;s all part of a long-studied effort to restore the river environment downstream.</p> Thu, 05 Jul 2012 22:34:36 +0000 16530 at http://knau.org Simulated Floods Designed To Mitigate Dam Impacts Secretary Salazar Announces New Program for Glen Canyon Dam http://knau.org/post/secretary-salazar-announces-new-program-glen-canyon-dam <p>The federal government ok&rsquo;d two long-term research projects today on the Colorado River.&nbsp;</p><p>They will continue to release water from Glen Canyon Dam and attempt to boost native fish populations.</p> Thu, 24 May 2012 00:57:08 +0000 14387 at http://knau.org Secretary Salazar Announces New Program for Glen Canyon Dam