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2008 High-Flow Experiment at Glen Canyon Dam Benefits Colorado River Resources in Grand Canyon National Park

Scientists studied whether high flows could be used to rebuild sandbars, create nearshore habitat for the endangered humpback chub, and help other resources such as archaeological sites, rainbow trout, aquatic food availability, and riverside vegetation.

by Melis, Theodore S.; Topping, David J.; Grams, Paul E.; Rubin, David M.; Wright, Scott A.; Draut, Amy E.; Hazel, Joseph E. Jr.; Ralston, Barbara E.; Kennedy, Theodore A.; Rosi-Marshall, Emma J.; Korman, Josh; Hilwig, Kara D.; and Schmit, Lara M.
U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2010-3009
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