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Included below are news related articles that reference, or have connectivity to the GCDAMP and the Colorado River system.
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Jun 2015
Hydropower: A dam good energy source
Las Vegas Sun (01 Jun 15)
http://lasvegassun.com/news/2015/jun/01/hydropower-dam-good-energy-source/
May 2015
River rafters on hike from campsite discover wreckage of small aircraft in Grand Canyon
U.S. News (28 May 15)
http://www.usnews.com/news/us/articles/2015/05/26/river-rafters-discover-wreckage-of-aircraft-in-grand-canyon
Feb 2015
Respectful Recreation in the Grand Canyon- An Anthropologist's Perspective
Boatman's Quarterly (10 Feb 15)
http://gcdamp.com/images/2/20/150210_Respectful_Recreation_BQR_%282%29.pdf
Thoughts on Respectful Recreation in Timeless Places
Grand Canyon Trust (10 Feb 15)
http://www.grandcanyontrust.org/blog/thoughts-respectful-recreation-timeless-places
Grand Canyon Development Plan Sparks Dispute Among Navajo
NBC News (09 Feb 15)
http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/grand-canyon-development-plan-sparks-dispute-among-navajo-n302521
Jan 2015
No Colorado River water for a year? Study details impacts to Utah, other basin states
Deseret News (22 Jan 15)
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619711/No-Colorado-River-water-for-a-year-Study-details-impacts-to-Utah-other-basin-states.html
Colorado granted $2 million for hydropower development
Eagle Ford (22 Jan 15)
http://eaglefordtexas.com/news/id/144694/colorado-granted-2-million-hydropower-development/
The Value Of The Colorado River In Dollars And Cents
KPBS (22 Jan 15)
http://www.kpbs.org/news/2015/jan/20/value-colorado-river-dollars-and-cents/
Native ecosystems can be left in ruins when we play Johnny Appleseed with fish.
Fly Rod and Reel (08 Jan 15)
http://www.flyrodreel.com/magazine/2015/trout-infestation
Protected gray wolf, thought to be one spotted at Grand Canyon, shot dead
Las Vegas Review Journal (05 Jan 15)
http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/water-environment/protected-gray-wolf-thought-be-one-spotted-grand-canyon-shot-dead
Dec 2014
Study: Cloud seeding increased snowfall- Video Clip
AZ Central (15 Dec 14)
http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona/2014/12/10/study-cloud-seeding-increased-snowfall/20229349/
Colorado River allocations banked in Lake Mead
Channel 8 News Now (15 Dec 14)
http://www.8newsnow.com/story/27609482/i-team
Grand Canyon rafter fined for trash in Colorado River
AZ Central (10 Dec 14)
http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona/2014/12/09/grand-canyon-visitor-fined-colorado-river-trash-case/20158921/
States expected to reduce water taken from Lake Mead
AZ Central (08 Dec 14)
http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona/2014/12/05/states-expected-reduce-water-taken-lake-mead/19983373/
States expected to reduce water taken from Lake Mead
AZ Central (08 Dec 14)
http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona/2014/12/05/states-expected-reduce-water-taken-lake-mead/19983373/
Where 2 Rivers Meet, Visions for Grand Canyon Clash
New York Times (08 Dec 14)
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/04/us/where-2-rivers-meet-visions-for-grand-canyon-clash.html?_r=0
Martin Litton, pioneering wildland guardian, dies
ABC News (02 Dec 14)
http://www.news10.com/story/27522325/fierce-environmentalist-martin-litton-dies-at-97
Drought In California Takes A Toll On Wildlife
Here and Now (02 Dec 14)
https://hereandnow.wbur.org/2014/12/01/drought-california-wildlife
A Diversion of the Gila River Would be Wasteful, Harmful and a Big Mistake
National Geographic (02 Dec 14)
http://voices.nationalgeographic.com/2014/12/02/a-diversion-of-the-gila-river-would-be-wasteful-harmful-and-a-big-mistake/
Nov 2014
My view: Impact of high salinity on our homes
Deseret News (24 Nov 14)
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865616013/Impact-of-high-salinity-on-our-homes.html?pg=all
Panel recommends $650 million Lake Mead project, rate hike
Las Vegas Review Journal (24 Nov 14)
http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/water-environment/panel-recommends-650-million-lake-mead-project-rate-hike
Record Drought Reveals Stunning Changes Along Colorado River
National Geographic (24 Nov 14)
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/11/141123-lake-powell-colorado-river-drought-water/
Test confirms first gray wolf near Grand Canyon in 75 years
Las Vegas Review Journal (24 Nov 14)
http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/water-environment/test-confirms-first-gray-wolf-near-grand-canyon-75-years
Synthetic Fish Making Hydroelectric Dams More Salmon Friendly - See more at: http://www.thefishsite.com/fishnews/24488/synthetic-fish-making-hydroelectric-dams-more-salmon-friendly#sthash.Rwp7giyY.dpuf
The fish site (21 Nov 14)
http://www.thefishsite.com/fishnews/24488/synthetic-fish-making-hydroelectric-dams-more-salmon-friendly

Las Vegas Review Journal (21 Nov 14)
http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/nevada-and-west/grand-canyon-quiet-air-tour-flights-expected-increase
Xanterra asks judge to save Grand Canyon from Park Service policy
Denver Post (21 Nov 14)
http://www.denverpost.com/business/ci_26971070/xanterra-asks-judge-save-grand-canyon-from-park
Quaggas mussel their way through the dam
Lake Powell Chronical (21 Nov 14)
http://www.lakepowellchronicle.com/v2_news_articles.php?heading=0&story_id=4489&page=77
Bureau of Reclamation Invests $9.2 million in Water and Power Research
USBR (21 Nov 14)
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/11/prweb12340708.htm
Scientists test for toxins in algae-like substance growing in Lake Havasu
Havasunews.com (21 Nov 14)
http://www.havasunews.com/news/scientists-test-for-toxins-in-algae-like-substance-growing-in/article_e564e346-7076-11e4-8ea3-ff6eeaa65b94.html
Drought Forcing California Growers To Rely On Groundwater
Growing Produce.com (05 Nov 14)
http://www.growingproduce.com/vegetables/drought-forcing-california-growers-to-rely-on-groundwater/
Temporary fix would keep Grand Canyon hotels open
SLtoday.com (05 Nov 14)
http://www.stltoday.com/news/national/temporary-fix-would-keep-grand-canyon-hotels-open/article_feba9d02-735e-509e-9be2-1d2e6ad74a91.html
City ups incentive for Angelenos to remove water-guzzling lawns
My News.LA (04 Nov 14)
http://mynewsla.com/government/2014/11/03/city-ups-incentive-angelenos-remove-water-guzzling-lawns/
Trout population declining in Colorado rivers after flooding of September 2013
ABC News (03 Nov 14)
http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/trout-population-declining-in-colorado-rivers-after-flooding-of-september-2013
Native Colorado fish found spawning in Grand Canyon
Summit County News (03 Nov 14)
http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/11/01/native-colorado-fish-found-spawning-in-grand-canyon/
Oct 2014
Bat tests positive for rabies in Grand Canyon park
Las Vegas Sun (21 Oct 14)
http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2014/oct/15/bat-tests-positive-rabies-grand-canyon-park/
In Times of Drought: Nine Economic Facts about Water in the United States
The Hamilton Project (20 Oct 14)
http://www.hamiltonproject.org/papers/in_times_of_drought_nine_economic_facts_about_water_in_the_us/
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation - Basin municipalities and federal government take action to protect the Colorado River
Yuma News Now (17 Oct 14)
http://www.yumanewsnow.com/index.php/news/latest/8274-u-s-bureau-of-reclamation-basin-municipalities-and-federal-government-take-action-to-protect-the-colorado-river
These maps of water use show why the Western US is in trouble
Vox (17 Oct 14)
http://www.vox.com/2014/10/17/6994811/map-household-water-use-american-west-drought
Federal Court: One Million Acres Near Grand Canyon Protected From Mining
Thinkprogress (15 Oct 14)
http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/10/10/3577414/arizona-grand-canyon-uranium-mining-withdrawal/
Lake Mead rings in 50 years as recreation area
Las Vegas Review Journal (08 Oct 14)
http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/lake-mead-rings-50-years-recreation-area
Canyon water insects yielding secrets
AZ Daily Sun (02 Oct 14)
http://azdailysun.com/news/local/canyon-water-insects-yielding-secrets/article_e4dd7a51-3f33-5609-9159-c5d0a36e91fe.html
Sep 2014
Zequanox(R) Achieves 100% Mortality for Invasive Mussels in Minnesota Lake
CNN Money (30 Sep 14)
http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/globenewswire/10100512.htm
Colo. River supply concerns mounting
The Durango Herald (29 Sep 14)
http://www.durangoherald.com/article/20140928/NEWS01/140929511/0/FRONTPAGE/Concern-mounts-about-Colorado-River-water-supply-
Indiana man dies during rim-to-rim hike in Grand Canyon
Las Vegas Review Journal (23 Sep 14)
https://www.reviewjournal.com/news/nation-and-world/indiana-man-dies-during-rim-rim-hike-grand-canyon
Western governors form drought study forum
Las Vegas Review Journal (12 Sep 14)
http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/nevada/western-governors-form-drought-study-forum
Arizona Drought Marches on Despite Record Rain in Phoenix
NBC News (11 Sep 14)
http://www.nbcnews.com/science/environment/arizona-drought-marches-despite-record-rain-phoenix-n198761
Dramatic Photos of California's Historic Drought
In Focus (11 Sep 14)
http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2014/09/dramatic-photos-of-californias-historic-drought/100804/

Washington Times (05 Sep 14)
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/aug/29/us-official-airs-myths-on-colorado-river-water/
Fish with human-like teeth turn up in Arizona lakes
AZ Central (05 Sep 14)
http://www.azcentral.com/videos/news/local/arizona/2014/09/05/15125545/
Southwest's Risk of 35-Year 'Megadrought' Raised in New Study
NBC News (03 Sep 14)
http://www.nbcnews.com/science/environment/southwests-risk-35-year-megadrought-raised-new-study-n191381
Permit required for Grand Canyon group trips (Hikers-runners)
Las Vegas Review Journal (03 Sep 14)
http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/nevada/permit-required-grand-canyon-group-trips
Aug 2014
Bone on bone in the Colorado River: energy in times of drought (Opinion)
Denver Post (25 Aug 14)
http://www.denverpost.com/perspective/ci_26300272/bone-bone-colorado-river-energy-times-drought
Lucrative Grand Canyon Contract up for Bid Again
AP (20 Aug 14)
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/lucrative-grand-canyon-contract-bid-25039779
Public Helps Restore Flows to Critically Depleted Rivers (VIDEO)
National Geographic (20 Aug 14)
http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2014/08/19/public-helps-restore-flows-to-critically-depleted-rivers/
Drought fears: Lake Mead hits all-time low
AP News (13 Aug 14)
http://www.usatoday.com/videos/news/nation/2014/08/12/13939153/
Water authority joins $11 million pact to conserve Colorado River basin
Las Vegas Sun (01 Aug 14)
http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2014/jul/31/deal-struck-conserve-water-colorado-river-basin/
Jul 2014
Leaping out of the lakes: Invasive mussels spread across America
Journal Sentinal (30 Jul 14)
http://www.jsonline.com/news/wisconsin/leaping-out-of-the-lakes-invasive-mussels-spread-across-america-b99297535z1-267015281.html
Grand Canyon plane crash site designated historic
AP (28 Jul 14)
http://bigstory.ap.org/article/grand-canyon-plane-crash-site-designated-historic-0
Fish Only Found In New Mexico And Arizona Gains Endangered Species Protection
KRWG.org (28 Jul 14)
http://krwg.org/post/fish-only-found-new-mexico-and-arizona-gains-endangered-species-protection
Changes Coming For Grand Canyon Runners
Running Competitor.com (28 Jul 14)
http://running.competitor.com/2014/07/news/grand-canyon_108186
Lake Mead: Before and After the Epic Drought (Before and after pics)
Slate Magazine (28 Jul 14)
http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2014/07/lake_mead_before_and_after_colorado_river_basin_losing_water_at_shocking.html
Kaibab Paiute Tribe wants different route for Lake Powell Pipeline
Spectrum (22 Jul 14)
http://www.thespectrum.com/story/news/local/2014/07/18/tribe-wants-different-route-lake-powell-pipeline/12865155/

Las Vegas Sun (18 Jul 14)
http://lasvegassun.com/news/2014/jul/17/court-rejects-environmental-groups-lawsuit-over-ha/
Park Service calls development plans a threat to Grand Canyon (Navajo)
LA Times (16 Jul 14)
http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-grand-canyon-20140706-story.html#page=2
Wildlife Officials: Invasive Mussels Threaten Utah's Water Supply - See more at: http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-07-09/environment/wildlife-officials-invasive-mussels-threaten-utahs-water-supply/a40378-1#sthash.xiCF6oKK.dpuf
Public News Service (15 Jul 14)
http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-07-09/environment/wildlife-officials-invasive-mussels-threaten-utahs-water-supply/a40378-1
Arizona Enlists a Beetle in Its Campaign for Water
New York Times (15 Jul 14)
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/15/us/arizona-water-tamarisk-beetle.html?_r=1
No sign of missing rafter at Grand Canyon park
Westport News (02 Jul 14)
http://www.westport-news.com/news/article/No-sign-of-missing-rafter-at-Grand-Canyon-park-5596222.php
Jun 2014
Powell pipeline partners balking
AZ Daily Sun (23 Jun 14)
http://azdailysun.com/news/local/powell-pipeline-partners-balking/article_f1fe5372-f9d8-11e3-a3fc-001a4bcf887a.html
Bill advances to expand Nevada tribal reservations
Las Vegas Review Journal (23 Jun 14)
http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/nevada/bill-advances-expand-nevada-tribal-reservations
Officials move to ban drones in U.S. national parks
Las Vegas Review Journal (23 Jun 14)
http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/nation-and-world/officials-move-ban-drones-us-national-parks
So long, sucker? Not yet: Endangered razorback sucker makes comeback
Cronkite News (20 Jun 14)
http://cronkitenewsonline.com/2014/06/so-long-sucker-not-so-fast-endagered-razorback-sucker-makes-comeback/
The Bottom Line: The Impact of the Endangered Species Act on Glen Canyon Dam Operations and Stakeholders
Leslie James (16 Jun 14)
http://www.waterandpowerreport.com/newsletters/April%20_2014.pdf
McCain pushes bison plan: People who kill animal at Grand Canyon would be able to keep meat
Mohave Valley Daily News (16 Jun 14)
http://www.mohavedailynews.com/news/mccain-pushes-bison-plan-people-who-kill-animal-at-grand/article_b0484870-f460-11e3-848b-0019bb2963f4.html
German tourist dies in kayaking accident in Grand Canyon
Las Vegas Review Journal (16 Jun 14)
http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/nation-and-world/german-tourist-dies-kayaking-accident-grand-canyon
Crews Aim to Rid Virgin River of Nonnative Fish in Utah, Arizona
Las Vegas Review Journal (05 Jun 14)
http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/water-environment/crews-aim-rid-virgin-river-nonnative-fish-utah-arizona
Study: Species disappearing far faster than before (In General)
AP (02 Jun 14)
http://bigstory.ap.org/article/study-species-disappearing-far-faster
Recovery teams labor to save suckers in Utah waters
Fox News 13 (02 Jun 14)
http://fox13now.com/2014/05/30/recovery-teams-labor-to-save-suckers-in-provo/
May 2014
Can the U.S. Eliminate Invasive Species by Eating Them?
NBC News (30 May 14)
http://www.nbcnews.com/science/environment/can-u-s-eliminate-invasive-species-eating-them-n114201
Flagstaff City Council puts off Powell pipeline study (Navajo/Hopi)
AZ Daily Sun (30 May 14)
http://azdailysun.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/flagstaff-city-council-puts-off-powell-pipeline-study/article_b5c56524-e6fc-11e3-a0c7-0019bb2963f4.html
Judge Approves Anadarko's $5.15 Billion Settlement (Navajo Nation land involved)
Dow Jones Business News (29 May 14)
http://www.nasdaq.com/article/judge-approves-anadarkos-515-billion-settlement--update-20140528-01093#ixzz338Rcyrju
Water Lines: A brief history of Colorado water
Post Independent (29 May 14)
http://www.postindependent.com/news/grandjunction/11483847-113/colorado-river-basin-state
Billion-dollar conservation program targets Colorado River Basin
Deseret News (29 May 14)
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865604005/Billion-dollar-conservation-program-targets-Colorado-River-Basin.html
Drought Could Hault Power Generation At Lake Powell
2KUTV (28 May 14)
http://www.kutv.com/news/top-stories/stories/vid_11541.shtml
Abandoning hope of removing Quagga mussels from Lake Powell, focus now on containment
Trib Town (27 May 14)
http://www.tribtown.com/view/story/94216ae315d040548913426335d1cf04/UT--Quagga-Mussels-Lake-Powell
NPS Seeks Public Comment On Low Water Planning
Moapa Valley Progress (22 May 14)
http://mvprogress.com/2014/05/21/nps-seeks-public-comment-on-low-water-planning/
Water pipes top Grand Canyon's maintenance list
Miami Herald (20 May 14)
http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/05/16/4121008/water-pipes-top-grand-canyons.html
The Upper Colorado River Endangered Fish Recovery Program and the San Juan
UC-Rip & SJ- Rip (09 May 14)
http://www.coloradoriverrecovery.org/general-information/general-publications/briefingbook/2014HighlightsDig.pdf
8 things to do when visiting the Grand Canyon
Las Vegas Review Journal (09 May 14)
http://www.reviewjournal.com/travel/destinations/8-things-do-when-visiting-grand-canyon
New program to pay water users to take less from drought-stricken Colorado River
Las Vegas Review Journal (05 May 14)
http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/water-environment/new-program-pay-water-users-take-less-drought-stricken-colorado-river
Grand Canyon Campground Goes to Reservation System
ABC News and NPS (05 May 14)
http://abcnews.go.com/Travel/wireStory/grand-canyon-campground-reservation-system-23545634
A thirsty invader endangers watersheds, native plants along Arizona waterways
CV Bulge (01 May 14)
http://www.cvbugle.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=1&ArticleID=42312
Apr 2014
Federal study finds mercury in trout caught in three Grand Canyon creeks
Arizona Capitol Times (22 Apr 14)
http://azcapitoltimes.com/news/2014/04/22/mercury-found-in-az-fish-trout-three-grand-canyon-creeks/
Mercury appears in Grand Canyon trout
AZ Central (22 Apr 14)
http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/arizona/2014/04/22/mercury-appears-grand-canyon-trout/7993531/
Study suggests Las Vegas' water supply has 22 years- Video
Fox 5 KVVU (22 Apr 14)
http://www.fox5vegas.com/story/25304016/study-suggests-las-vegas-water-supply-to-dry-up-in-22-years
Navajo Families Receive Electricity for First Time
ABC News (15 Apr 14)
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/navajo-families-receive-electricity-time-23310363
Drought conditions prompt calls for Lake Powell Pipeline
The Spectrum (15 Apr 14)
http://www.thespectrum.com/article/20140413/NEWS/304130002/Pushing-pipeline
Endangered fish released into Colorado River
Tucson News Now (15 Apr 14)
http://m.tucsonnewsnow.com/#!/newsDetail/25246336
Mar 2014
Lees Ferry Fishing Report 3/20/14
Lees Ferry Anglers (24 Mar 14)
http://www.leesferry.com/main/river-reports-2?utm_source=3%2F20%2F14&utm_campaign=Lees+Ferry+Mailing&utm_medium=email
Colorado River to flow south of the border
Fronteras (19 Mar 14)
http://www.fronterasdesk.org/content/9557/colorado-river-flow-south-border
Government shutdown cut visits to Lake Mead by 43 percent in October
Las Vegas Review Journal (04 Mar 14)
http://www.reviewjournal.com/business/government-shutdown-cut-visits-lake-mead-43-percent-october

Las Vegas Review Journal (03 Mar 14)
http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/getting-bottom-lake-mead-s-shrinking-reputation
Feb 2014
Chub comes home
Payson Roundup (25 Feb 14)
http://www.paysonroundup.com/news/2014/feb/24/chub-comes-home/
Quagga mussel invasion underway at Lake Powell
SL Tribune (25 Feb 14)
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57596058-78/mussels-lake-powell-canyon.html.csp
Some good news for endangered Colorado River fish
Summit County News (11 Feb 14)
http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/02/09/environment-some-good-news-for-endangered-colorado-river-fish/
FAA to Allow More Air Tours at Grand Canyon
ABC News (07 Feb 14)
http://abcnews.go.com/Travel/wireStory/faa-air-tours-grand-canyon-22384854
Jan 2014
Grand Canyon Lottery for 2015 Noncommercial River Trip Permits Opens February 1st
KCSG.COM (31 Jan 14)
http://www.kcsg.com/view/full_story/24490839/article-Grand-Canyon-Lottery-for-2015-Noncommercial-River-Trip-Permits-Opens-February-1st?instance=more_local_news1
USGS and Tribes Work Together to Gain Water Knowledge
USGS- Science Features (23 Jan 14)
http://www.usgs.gov/blogs/features/usgs_top_story/usgs-and-tribes-work-together-to-gain-water-knowledge/?from=textlink
California governor declares drought emergency
USA TODAY (21 Jan 14)
http://www.usatoday.com/story/weather/2014/01/17/california-drought-emergency/4581761/
Colorado River Drought Forces a Painful Reckoning for States
New York Times (06 Jan 14)
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/06/us/colorado-river-drought-forces-a-painful-reckoning-for-states.html?_r=0
Dec 2013
Saving SNOTEL
The Pueblo Chieften (23 Dec 13)
http://www.chieftain.com/opinion/2111467-120/program-snow-snotel-snowpack
Deal: Infrastructure help for Mexico, water for California agencies
My Desert.com (17 Dec 13)
http://voices.mydesert.com/2013/12/12/water-deal-infrastructure-help-for-mexico-water-for-california-agencies/
Interior Sec. Happy to See Water Agencies Working Together
Channel 8 News Now (17 Dec 13)
http://www.8newsnow.com/story/24218508/interior-secretary-happy-to-see-water-agencies-working-together
Snow forecasts get federal reprieve
The Pueblo Chieftain (17 Dec 13)
http://www.chieftain.com/news/weather/2105623-120/snow-program-udall-colo
Tribes, feds partner on Colorado River water study
Las Vegas Sun (17 Dec 13)
http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2013/sep/19/nm-colorado-river-tribes
Man completes first solo trip of two main tributaries of lower Colorado River
Sky-Hi News (17 Dec 13)
http://www.skyhidailynews.com/news/8174817-113/trip-brown-river-colorado