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2/12/2010 1 Glenn Canyon dam http://www.usbr.gov/uc/rm/amp/tcd/index.html Modified turbine water intake in 1978 Penstock depth Bottom depth River outlet depth Temperature Dissolved oxygen Specific conductance High-Flow Experiment from Glen Canyon Dam 1996, 2004, March 5, 2008 Water was released through Dam's powerplant and bypass tubes to a maximum amount of approximately 41,500 cubic feet per second for about 60 hours. The experiment was designed to enhance the habitat in the canyon and its wildlife, and learn more about these complex natural systems… http://www.gcmrc.gov/research/high_flow/2008/
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2/12/2010 2 Glenn Canyon dam Play video quicktime Looking upstream into Glen Canyon from the Paria River confluence with the main channel Colorado River during a Paria River flood. Tributary inputs of sand encounter clear Colorado River water because Lake Powell traps incoming fine sediment.
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3 Estimated 2.5 million dams in the US (NRC 1992) http://www.sightline.org/maps/maps/ener_dams1998_cs05m/medium Publication date: 2005 Originally published in: Cascadia Scorecard 2005 over 600 decommissioned dams http://www.mpcer.nau.edu/riverreborn/files/dams_removed_usa.pdf www.mpcer.nau.edu/riverreborn/broadcast.html Embrey Dam on the Rappahannock River
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