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(Elko Daily News) Fill Lake Mead First…by Thomas Mitchell

from the ElkoDaily & Thomas Mitchell…
“Filling Lake Mead first before storing water in Lake Powell both saves substantial amounts of Colorado River water and helps restore the river’s damaged ecosystems,” the Glen Canyon Institute asserts. “The FMF plan designates Lake Mead as the primary water storage facility for the Colorado River Basin. Glen Canyon Dam would be operated to allow water to flow through the hydropower plant and outlet works, filling Lake Mead reservoir downstream before impounding water in Lake Powell.

Squeezing every drop out of the Colorado River should be a major priority to those who live in the seven states that depend on the river for water.

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