Glen Canyon Dam

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Visitors to a national recreation area straddling the Arizona-Utah border are being asked to stay away from a rock art site that features sheep carved thousands of years ago.

 

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The National Park Service has approved a plan to protect native fish and other aquatic species in the Colorado River below the Glen Canyon.  According to a news release, the protection area includes the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Grand Canyon National Park.

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Environmental groups that have long pushed to bring down a huge Colorado River dam along the Arizona-Utah border are suing the federal government.

Earth Notes: Martin Litton

Apr 3, 2019
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Fifty years ago, a World War Two glider pilot and Sierra Club board member started a successful business offering dory trips down the Colorado River in Grand Canyon. Along the way, he became a warrior for wilderness.


U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is releasing higher-than-normal flows from Glen Canyon Dam this week, as part of an experiment to rebuild sandbars on the Colorado River. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports.


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