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The Glen Canyon Dam, which was completed in 1963, is one of several multipurpose storage reservoirs on the Colorado River system. The initial operating rules for the Dam were designed

The Glen Canyon Dam, which was completed in 1963, is one of several multipurpose storage reservoirs on the Colorado River system. The initial operating rules for the Dam were designed to meet requirements for the delivery of water and to yield maximum hydropower revenues through the production of peaking power. Since the early years of its installation, however, the Dam has created new concerns about environmental resources in the Grand Canyon.

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  • 1994
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    National Research Council. 1994. Review of the Draft Federal Long-Term Monitoring Plan for the Colorado River below Glen Canyon Dam. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/9232.

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