Experimental Release from Glen Canyon Dam to Benefit Grand Canyon

Last edited 4/27/2016

PAGE, Ariz. – On Monday, November 19, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will join Assistant Secretary for Water and Science Anne Castle, National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis and Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Mike Connor to trigger the first “high-flow experimental release” at Glen Canyon Dam since 2008. The release is part of a new experimental long-term protocol announced in May by Secretary Salazar to better distribute sediment to conserve downstream resources, while meeting water and power needs and allowing continued scientific experimentation, data collection, and monitoring to more fully address the important resources in the Colorado River below Glen Canyon Dam.

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WHO: Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior

Anne Castle, Assistant Secretary for Water and Science

Jonathan B. Jarvis, Director of the National Park Service

Mike Connor, Commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation
WHAT: High-Flow Experimental Water Release from Glen Canyon Dam
WHEN: Monday, November 19, 2012

  • Security screening will take place from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. at the Carl Hayden Visitor Center
  • The program will begin at 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: Glen Canyon Dam, Page, Arizona
RSVP: Glen Canyon Dam is a National Critical Infrastructure facility. Notification of special coverage requests must be made prior to the event and members of the media must RSVP no later than COB on November 16, 2012, in order to undergo a required security clearance process. Please RSVP to: Lisa Iams, Bureau of Reclamation Public Affairs Office, 801-524-3673 (office); 801-891-3951 (cell), liams@usbr.gov.