The Government's Costly Mistake

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The decision to construct the Glen Canyon Dam was based on flawed data. Some people would like to see Lake Powell drained, allowing the water to fill Lake Mead first. In this video, we take a look at the current water levels in Lake Powell. Then we discuss the "Fill Mead First" plan. The Fill Lake Mead First plan is a proposed plan to consolidate the water from Lake Powell into Lake Mead. This plan is estimated to save 300,000-600,000 AF annually, but the actual saving is closer to 150,000 AF. Additional studies should be performed to better estimate water losses from both reservoirs. In light of record low water levels at Lake Mead and Powell, maybe it's time to reevaluate this controversial idea.

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