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.