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Results of High-flow Experiment at Glen Canyon Dam
USGS Scientists conduct media teleconference tomorrow
Released: 2/1/2010 7:38:14 PM

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Flagstaff, Ariz. - U.S. Geological Survey scientists will brief reporters by phone at 10:00 AM Pacific Time (11:00 AM Mountain Standard Time) on Tuesday, February 2, on the results of the 2008 high-flow experiment at Glen Canyon Dam.


Who: Theodore Melis, Ph.D., Deputy Chief, USGS Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center

What: Results of 2008 high-flow experiment at Glen Canyon Dam

Time: 10:00 AM Pacific Time/11:00 AM Mountain Standard Time

Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2010

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USGS scientists and their cooperators undertook a wide range of physical and biological resource monitoring activities in conjunction with the high-flow experiment. The 2008 experiment, designed to mimic natural pre-dam flooding, tested the ability of high flows to rebuild eroded Grand Canyon sandbars, create habitat for the endangered humpback chub, and benefit other resources such as archaeological sites, rainbow trout, aquatic food for fish, and riverside vegetation.

The USGS will release its findings in a new Fact Sheet, "2008 high-flow experiment at Glen Canyon Dam benefits Colorado River resources in Grand Canyon National Park," earlier in the day.

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