The flooding aims to help restore the Colorado River ecosystem to its pre-dam conditions, but many remain skeptical of the plan
By Matt RansfordPosted 02.27.2008 at 12:09 pm 0 Comments
The AP is reporting that next month the U.S. Geological Survey will stage a controlled flood of the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon via the Glen Canyon Dam in order to learn whether they can approximate the natural conditions of the river.
A strange phenomenon was shredding Glen Canyon Dam. Here's how it was saved.
By Brian FortnerPosted 03.05.2003 at 1:26 pm 0 Comments
THE SITUATION Late spring, 1983. Heavy snowmelt and steady rains create the worst flooding in nearly a century in the Colorado River basin. Lake Powell, a 185-mile-long reservoir on the Utah-Arizona border, is the hardest hit. Both spillways at the reservoir's 710-foot-high Glen Canyon Dam must be opened for the first time to prevent the reservoir from breaching its top.