In my drought- and fire-plagued home valley, 40 miles north of San Francisco, a debate has been simmering for decades…More
But the Bureau of Reclamation has regularly and faithfully released to the Lower Basin, from Powell Reservoir, the Colorado River Compact and Mexican Treaty allotments –- 8.23 million acre-feet only dropping a little below those allotments half a dozen times since Powell began to fill in the 1960s.
Bryan Egner US Dept. of energy Glen Canyon Dam 2018More
Central Arizona Project, Arizona, with homes. Image credit US Bureau of ReclamationMore
Eighty-year-old Roger Hill used to go fishing on the Arkansas River in Colorado. But he sometimes had to duck baseball-size…More
Some environmental groups and water honchos have sponsored a “Rewilding of Glen Canyon” contest, with the winner getting $4,000 “and…More
The Grand Canyon boating community — devoted to each other and to the Colorado River — was shocked to learn…More
If Jim Howell, a fourth-generation rancher in Western Colorado, has a guru, he’s Allan Savory, the champion of intensive cattle…More
It was 1952 when the cities of Aurora and Colorado Springs first started gobbling up water rights in a remote,…
10,000 year old high altitude fen slated for drowning by Colorado Springs and Augora, COMore
The region lived without them before, and it can live without them again. Now, nature is forcing our hand, telling us that it’s time to breach the dam and let the Colorado River run free.
Image above of Willow Creek Canyon once a popular side canyon for boaters. Now a sandy wash. Image courtesy of Glen Canyon Institute staff.More
It would take us another day and a half of increasingly arduous travel to finally enter Lake PowellMore