Glen Canyon Institute

August 1, 2016--Minimal impacts from loss of Powell power, canyon institute says (Grand Junction Sentinel)

A group that wants to see the restoration of Glen Canyon and draining of Lake Powell says a new study shows such actions would have minimal impacts from the resulting loss of hydropower. The Glen Canyon Institute says the study it commissioned found there would be negligible impact on the western power grid and electric rates would go up by an average of 8 cents per month for

October 16, 2014--Coalition launched to protect Colorado Headwaters (Pagosa Daily Post)

A coalition of groups from across the West today announced the formation of a new coalition to inform and engage communities in California, Nevada, Arizona, and other western states about threats posed to the Colorado River and their water supply.

October 17, 2013--Fill Mead first idea has big flaws (The Spectrum)

The Glen Canyon Institute is advocating Fill Mead First, a proposal to send water from Lake Powell to fill Lake Mead’s current water deficiency of 13.81 million acre feet. That amount of water would completely drain Lake Powell, a primary goal of GCI, which is “dedicated to

September 30, 2013--Water managers counter Fill Mead First proposal (The Spectrum)

Since the summer publication of a study that indicated Lake Powell loses some 380,000 acre feet of water annually from bank seepage, some environmental groups have been calling again for water managers to let the Colorado River pass Glen Canyon Dam and fill Lake Mead first.

July 7, 2013--Water: Study identifies major ‘leakage’ from Lake Powell (Summit Voice)

The porous sandstone along the shore of Lake Powell may soak up as much as 380,000 acre-feet of water each year — more than Nevada’s entire annual allocation of Colorado River water, according to a new study by hydrologist Thomas Myers.

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