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Colorado Plateau Discussion What are the positive and negative impacts of dams on the Colorado River, and  specifically the effect of Glen Canyon Dam on the Grand Canyon?  Should more  be done to minimize the impacts on Grand Canyon and the lower Colorado? Listed below are some example links with information related to effects of Glen  Canyon Dam on the Colorado River.  There is a great deal of information about  this one the web.  For this discussion you should investigate how the dams and  reservoirs changed the Colorado River and the natural habitats in Grand Canyon.  Consider the positive aspects of having the dams in terms of power generation,  water storage and recreation.  The Glen Canyon Dam has had both positive and negative effects on the Grand  Canyon, and more broadly the Colorado River. According to the National Geographic  News Article,  Grand Canyon Flood Created New Sandbars,  a negative effect the Dam 
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  • Spring '14
  • Foster,DavidA
  • Geology, Glen Canyon Dam, Homework,Colorado Plateau,

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