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.
Its natural history is one of constant change, but Glen Canyon Dam accelerated the pace of change beyond anything that nature could engineer.
He took a strong position in favor of a hydroelectric project above Lee's Ferry on the Colorado River, eventually leading to construction of Glen Canyon Dam, upstream from his namesake project.
At 186 miles (300 kilometers) long, Lake Powell originated in 1963 when the Glen Canyon Dam began holding back the Colorado River.
A Story that Stands Like a Dam: Glen Canyon and the Struggle for the Soul of the West is a narrative history of the construction of the Glen Canyon Dam in the 1950s and 1960s.
In a proposal that would have been unthinkable 10 years ago, a range of groups are calling for the dismantling of Arizona's Glen Canyon Dam, to restore the Colorado River's original flow.
In the late 1950s, Brower acquiesced in the construction of Glen Canyon Dam, located 50 miles up the Colorado River from the Grand Canyon.
Created by the construction of the Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River, Lake Powell is renowned for the recreational activities along its 200- mile shoreline.
As we were launching our inflatable boats below Glen Canyon Dam, a graduate student from Arizona State University asked each of us several questions concerning our concept of wilderness.
group that helps coordinate various scientific research projects within the canyon, is the cornerstone of the Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Program (AMP), a program established in 1995 to measure the effects of Glen Canyon Dam operations on the downstream physical, biological and cultural resources of the Grand Canyon from the dam to the headwaters of Lake Mead.
There's a basic float tour that starts with a bus ride to the Glen Canyon Dam and then a 15.
This is a hiking, camping, and boating guide to Lake Powell, the second largest man-made reservoir in the United States, created by the flooding of the Glen Canyon by the Glen Canyon Dam, and immediate environs.
Beyond that, you can bathe in the river if you wish, but it's frigid--the water pouring out of Glen Canyon Dam comes from the deepest reaches of Lake Powell and can dip to the lower 40-degree range.