Lake Powell Glen Canyon Dam water release delayed due to drought


Water levels are at a historic low at Lake Powell on April 5, 2022 in Page, Arizona.

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The federal government on Tuesday announced it will delay the release of water from one of the Colorado River’s major reservoirs, an unprecedented action that will temporarily address declining reservoir levels fueled by the historic Western drought.

The decision will keep more water in Lake Powell, the reservoir located at the Glen Canyon Dam in northern Arizona, instead of releasing it downstream to Lake Mead, the river’s other primary reservoir.

The actions come as water levels at both reservoirs reached their lowest levels on record. Lake…


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