Glen Canyon Dam

Adam Kliczek

A ceremony is planned Tuesday in northern Arizona to celebrate the new opening of displays at the Glen Canyon Dam visitor center at Lake Powell.

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

The U.S. Department of the Interior has agreed to manage the Glen Canyon Dam for at least another twenty years. 

Melissa Sevigny

The Grand Canyon is running short on sand. Sediment that once washed down the Colorado River to form beaches is now trapped behind Glen Canyon Dam. For two decades river managers have released artificial floods to rebuild the beaches … but it’s not clear if the river has enough sand for these experiments to work in the long run. That’s what scientists want to find out.

USBR

An experimental release of water begins today at Glen Canyon Dam. The artificial flood will rebuild sandbars and improve wildlife habitat on the Colorado River.


US Bureau of Reclamation

The federal Bureau of Reclamation in early November will again increase flows of Colorado River water through the Grand Canyon.

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