With the ongoing drought, fears are being raised about Lake Powell and its abiity to continue hydropower generation at Glen Canyon Dam.
In what will be the largest dam removal project in U.S. history, stakeholders in four dams on the Klamath system received federal regulatory approval to decommission the dams. The approval follows...
A $1.6 billion hydropower project in Colorado's Unaweep Canyon has been nixed a day after federal approval of a study by Xcel Energy, the state's largest electricity provider.
Utah's Flaming Gorge Reservoir can only do two more emergency releases to help the Lower Colorado River Basin's reservoirs. Flaming George is currently at 50% capacity.
The USDA reports that Colorado's statewide snowpack is 90% of median, raising water management concerns along the Colorado River.
Lake Powell's water levels continue to drop and have dipped past a buffer meant to protect hydropower generation. Many worry whether hydroelectric power generation is sustainable at Glen Canyon Dam.