Glen Canyon Dam


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a large dam built in 1964 on the Colorado River in Arizona

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For nearly 40 years, environmental activists have called for the decommissioning and removal of Glen Canyon Dam.
Since the report's release, NPCA has sued the Environmental Protection Agency to reduce haze across the canyon caused by pollution from nearby power plants, and our staff has spoken out at public meetings advocating for flows from Glen Canyon Dam that protect endangered species and other park values.
The Colorado River has been regulated by Glen Canyon Dam since 1963, reducing the frequency of floods, transport of sediments, and mean and variability of temperature downstream (Schmidt and Graf, 1990; Stevens et al.
The construction of Glen Canyon Dam was not an act of collaborative hydrology.
Based on information in the article about the Grand Canyon, you can infer that before the construction of Glen Canyon Dam,
Lake Powell National Recreation Area has a coal-fired power plant just outside its boundaries, on the other side of Page, Arizona from Glen Canyon Dam.
The erosive action of the Colorado has been severely constrained by the building of the Glen Canyon Dam.
The argument over Lake Powell--and there are organizations actively campaigning to drain it, more than 40 years after the Bureau of Reclamation built Glen Canyon Dam and began flooding Glen Canyon to form the lake--is always cast in environmental terms.
Hap and Ceej's uncle are worried about the Glen Canyon Dam upriver from the canyon, which is in danger of overflowing and creating a dangerous flood.
One of these is Interior Secretary Gale Norton's decision in May to turn down a request by Utah, Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico to cut releases of Colorado River water from Glen Canyon Dam this summer.
Huge federal works projects--the Hoover Dam and Glen Canyon Dam, to name a few of the biggest--have been constructed to pool and distribute what little water exists.
The radicalization of Yank ecologists, and certainly Brower, may be traced to the 1956 building of the Glen Canyon Dam along the Colorado River, which the Army Corps determined would serve as a giant water source for growth in the West.
In the Colorado River, meanwhile, loss of flooding following construction of the Glen Canyon Dam has caused a wholesale shift in fish and fauna, allowing invasive species to displace native ones.
8 trillion gallons of Colorado River water behind the agency's 710-foot-tall Glen Canyon Dam near the Arizona-Utah border.