Take Action to Protect Grand Canyon Flows
On April 14, 2023, the Bureau of Reclamation released a three-alternative plan for the short-term management of the Colorado River at Glen Canyon and Hoover Dams, and in doing so, initiated a 45-day public comment period. This is the most important and impactful time to engage on the near-term future of the Colorado River between now and 2026. We need your voice to speak up for the Colorado River itself and ensure the river isn’t just treated as a system of pipelines. We have made it super easy for you to make your voice heard using this easy action form here. Adding your personal stories and thoughts is incredibly impactful and important here, please use the bullets in the action form to guide your personalization. Comments are due on May 30, 2023.
American Whitewater is working on our own technical comments in response to the proposed alternatives and we will ensure that the voice of recreationists and the voice for a healthy river is at the table.
The problem on the Colorado River is not a drought. Climate change is making the southwest more arid. Water supply and demand is drastically unbalanced and has been for over a century. The impact is a one-two punch and the still-changing climate makes that imbalance even harder to maintain. As water users in the Colorado River basin try to figure out how to cope, we have an opportunity to advocate for the health of the Colorado River.
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