Glen Canyon Dam
Drought stops agency from flooding Grand Canyon to restore beaches
Colorado River experts suspect politics are at play in decision to cancel the fall release of water to spread sediment through the system.
Three Colorado River Basin reservoirs will be partially drained to keep Lake Powell producing hydropower
Drought made an expected 2.5 million acre-feet of water disappear before it ever reached the key reservoir in the Colorado River Compact, forcing federal officials to siphon from Blue Mesa Reservoir and other big pools to protect the electric grid.
Changes were made to water flow out of the Glen Canyon Dam. And that led to more bugs in the Colorado River.
The number of adult midges throughout the Grand Canyon rose by 34% on weekends versus weekdays during last year's experiment