A rugged, whitewater river flowing northward through deep canyons, the New River is among the oldest rivers on the continent. New River Gorge National River in West Virginia encompasses over 70,000 acres of land along the New River, is rich in cultural and natural history, and offers an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities.
Big Southern Butte is one of two domes rising from a sea of basalt near the center of the eastern Snake River Plain in Idaho. The butte is one of the largest volcanic domes in the world, but at 300,000 years old it is also one of the youngest. Hikers who trek to the 7,550-foot high summit are rewarded with spectacular panoramic views. Photo by Devin Englestead, BLM Upper Snake Wildlife Biologist.
First light at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico. Established in November 22, 1939, the refuge has provided a critical stopover and wintering spot for thousands of sandhill cranes, geese and other waterfowl for 75 years. Bosque del Apache's sandhill crane population has multiplied from 18 birds in the 1840s to more than 20,000 birds today. Photo by Kim Hang Dessoliers (www.sharetheexperience.org).
Experimental Release from Glen Canyon Dam to Benefit Grand Canyon
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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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
High-Flow Experimental Water Release from Glen Canyon Dam
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.
Glen Canyon Dam, Page, Arizona
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), email@example.com.