A “Grand” Flush for Colorado River

PAGE, AZ — Four arcs of water unleashed from a dam coursed through the Grand Canyon on Wednesday, March 5, in a flood meant to mimic the natural ones that used to nourish the ecosystem by spreading sediment, the Associated Press reports.More than 300,000 gallons of water per second were released from Lake Powell above the dam near the Arizona-Utah border. That’s enough water to fill the Empire State Building in 20 minutes, said Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne.Read more here. Additional Story 

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