ACTION ALERT: Grand Canyon: Glen Canyon Dam Comments Due Jan 31!
The future of the Colorado River below Glen Canyon Dam will be decided in the not so distant future, and your voice is important in shaping the process! If you’ve ever been through the Grand Canyon on the Colorado, hope to in the future, or simply care about the health of this iconic place, these decisions will impact you directly.
- Future operations of Glen Canyon Dam should comply with the Grand Canyon Protection Act of 1992.
- Beaches are important to wildlife and recreationists alike, and the dam should be operated in a way that builds beaches through high flow events when new sediment enters the system, and protects the beaches that have been built through steady flows in between these events.
- Solid science, not hydropower and water supply interests, should drive these management decisions. The Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center (GCMRC) is the leading entity studying the River, and should be an integral part of both developing the LTEMP EIS and monitoring and informing adaptive management decisions in the future.
- It is important to protect cultural sites in the Canyon, and the LTEMP should integrate these values.
- The Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Program should be more balanced in the future, with greater representation of cultural, ecological and recreational interests.
- Flows relating to water supply and hydropower need to be implemented in a way that support, protect, and when possible, restore downstream values of the Colorado River and Grand Canyon.
- Ideas that you have about alternatives that they should consider in the EIS.
How to Comment:
- American Whitewater's Glen Canyon LTEMP EIS Scoping Comments
American Whitewater's Glen Canyon LTEMP EIS Scoping Comments, submitted in addition to our joint comments submitted on January 10, 2012.
- Joint Glen Canyon Dam Comments
Joint Glen Canyon Dam LTEMP Comments - AW, GCRG, GCBPA, GCRRA and GCROA.