Glen Canyon Institute: Top off Lake Mead lower Lake Powell to obviate water loss #ColoradoRiver

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Here’s an in-depth look changing operations for the two big reservoirs on the Colorado River mainstem, from Bob Berwyn writing for the Summit County Citizens Voice. Click through and read the whole post. Here’s an excerpt:

The porous sandstone along the shore of Lake Powell may soak up as much as 380,000 acre-feet of water each year — more than Nevada’s entire annual allocation of Colorado River water, according to a new study by hydrologist Thomas Myers.

The research, published in the Journal of the America Water Resources Association, supports the idea of reconfiguring the way water is stored in Lake Powell and Lake Mead with the overall goal of using the Colorado River in the most efficient way possible, according to Glen Canyon Institute director Christi Wedig.

More Colorado River Basin coverage here and here.

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