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Dam release commences

Modified: Wednesday, Nov 13th, 2013

Assistant Secretary for Water and Science for the Department of the Interior, Anne Castle was the keynote speaker for the Glen Canyon Dam High Flow Experiment on Nov. 11. Castle started her speech by thanking all the veterans for their service. “Those vets are working to protect the same national treasures that we are working to protect here today,” she said. The six-day experiment will evaluate short-duration, high-volume dam releases over a 10-year period. “We ushered in a new era of Colorado river history—an era of long term experimentation that allows us to simulate the kind of flooding conditions that used to occur naturally. If the 10-year experiment is successful, it will pave the way for management of the river,” said Castle.

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